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Through our program's unique blend of travel, volunteering, and music, we empower young people to be positive agents of change for a more hopeful, trusting and peaceful world.

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  • Meet the Cast: Arizona from Kosovo

    Thanks to amazing donors like you, young people from all over the world have the chance to travel because of the various scholarships and grants available to future travelers.  One example is Arizona, an Up with People scholarship recipient from

  • In Memoriam: James E. MacLennan, 1931-2019

    We are greatly saddened to report that James Ellis “Jim” MacLennan, a founding member of Up with People’s leadership, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2019.  Jim is survived by his loving wife Carol of 52 years, son Kent and

  • 9 Gift Ideas for Travelers

    The holidays are approaching soon, which means it’s time to start shopping for seasonal gifts for friends and family. With the next cast of Up with People preparing to travel in  January 2020, we thought it would be a great

  • 5 Tips When Staying With A Host Family

    Living with a host family while studying abroad or taking a gap year can offer unique benefits and opportunities for personal connection during your travels around the world. From learning about different cultures to trying new foods, it’s all about