Celebrating International World Water Day on March 22 Around the World

Posted by Up with People on March 22, 2019

Every year on March 22nd, the world comes together to recognize International World Water Day to create awareness and advocate for Sustainable Development Goal 6: “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030.” In 1993, The United Nations General Assembly designated the 22nd of March as the very first World Water Day. The day was originally created to help tackle the water crisis around the world, especially for marginalized groups of people facing discrimination, or continue to be overlooked when it comes to having access to clean water. This year’s theme for the international day

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Topics: Insider

Up with People Alumni – Where Are They Now? Interview with Ultan Courtney

Posted by Up with People on March 20, 2019

Up with People alumnus Ultan Courtney has worked diligently for over a decade to achieve his dream of working as a motion graphics artist in broadcast television and feature films. We are grateful to know that Up with People was a part of his journey during his time off to travel and grow as an individual. From the hills of Ireland to the Oscar-winning silver screen, learn more about Ultan and how his experience traveling in Up with People impacted his career in this month’s “Where Are They Now?” Where are you originally from? I’m from Dublin in Ireland. When

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Meet the Cast Monday: Aaron from Colorado, USA

Posted by Up with People on March 18, 2019

Meet Aaron, A Colorado Native and 1st Semester Traveler in Up with People! Fun Fact: Aaron Plays Drums in Up with People & Is a Recent High School Grad How long have you been playing the drums? “I’ve been playing the drums on and off for the past four years. I used to play guitar for the band at church and we had a drummer who stopped attending, so there was just a drum set laying around. I started messing around on them. Then one day the music leader said, “Hey! Play drums this service.” Luckily, all the songs were

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Topics: "On The Road"

A Week in the Life of Up with People: YouTube & IGTV Exclusive

Posted by Up with People on March 15, 2019

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to tour in Up with People? You asked, and we’ve delivered! We’re excited to announce our new YouTube & IGTV series, A Week In the Life of Up with People! Throughout the tour, we’ll be featuring cast members, study abroad students, and members of our cast staff so you can get an inside view of life on the road. We’re stripping it down to just one person and their smartphone as they film themselves throughout the week in different parts of the world. You’ll follow students throughout their community action projects, show days

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6 Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Europe

Posted by Up with People on March 13, 2019

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 through different festivals and community activities in their home countries. No matter where you go, there are different traditions that follow suit. Originally, St. Patrick’s Day was created by the Roman Catholic Church to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, even though he originally was from Britain. Are you planning to visit Europe during the St. Patrick’s Day festivities? See where the best places are throughout Europe to dance, sing, laugh, and party in green! Dublin, Ireland The list would not be complete

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Topics: "On The Road"