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Top 5 Summer Vacation Spots Around the World

Posted by Up with People on June 21, 2019
Garden of the Gods in Colorado

Summer is finally here! In Colorado, where the Up with People World Headquarters are located, the weather has been warming up and the mountain snow has slowly melted away bringing more hikers and bikers to the outdoor scene. It also means that it’s time to start taking advantage of your summer vacation! School is out and all of your saved up vacation days can finally be put to use. Maybe you’ve just graduated from high school or you’re taking a break from college and want to travel. Whatever your reasons, we’re here to help. Here are the top five summer

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Topics: Insider

The Power of Travel: Creating Global Citizens

Posted by Up with People on June 19, 2019
Up with People dance captain on boys shoulders posing for picture in Mexico

You hear people say all the time, “I love to travel.” Unfortunately, a large majority of American citizens don’t travel far outside of their country or even their state. With an average of ten days of paid time off each year for U.S. workers, it doesn’t allow for individuals to expand their horizons and explore new cultures. In contrast, every country in Europe is required by law to offer at least four weeks of paid time off to their employees. It is also customary for students in European countries to take a gap year before heading off to university to

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad

Meet the Cast Monday: Elena from Switzerland

Posted by Up with People on June 17, 2019

Elena is a first semester cast member in Up with People from Switzerland. She is excited to announce that she will be traveling for a second semester in Up with People for the Fall, 2019 tour! What did your life look like before coming to Up with People? “Oh boy, it was pretty average. I was working and working and working. I worked in a cosmetics store in sales. I also have been dancing since I was 9-years-old.” What is an issue that you feel really passionate about? “What I am most passionate about is human rights. Everyone should be

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Topics: "On The Road"

Lessons We Learn From Our Fathers

Posted by Up with People on June 14, 2019
Celebrating father's day

Father’s Day is just around the corner. What lessons have we learned from our fathers? Father’s Day in the United States is celebrated every year on the third Sunday in June. This year, Father’s Day is celebrated on June 16, 2019. This is also consistent with the U.K. and Canada. However, many other countries around the world celebrate their fathers in various months throughout the year. In honor of Father’s Day here in the U.S., a few Up with People staff members wanted to share some lessons that they have learned from the father-figures in their lives, whether they are

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Topics: Insider

How To Talk To Your Parents About Taking A Semester Off

Posted by Up with People on June 12, 2019
Gap year students taking a selfie

For most young people, there are a series of steps you follow throughout your educational career. Middle school leads to high school, high school leads to college or vocational school and so on. But what if you have something different in mind? What if you want to take a semester off to travel or participate in a study abroad program? What if you want to gain life experience through traveling, volunteering, or participating in cultural exchange before continuing on with your formal education? A gap year or even a semester off from college is a great way to do that.

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad

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