Celebrate Random Acts Of Kindness Day

Posted by Up with People on February 13, 2019

Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17th! A random act of kindness is a non-premeditated, inconsistent action designed to offer kindness towards the outside world. It is a random and unexpected good deed which will surprise those on the receiving end of the act. It’s easy to lose hope in a world full of bad news. Faith in humanity seems to be at an all time low. But we are inspired by the young people Up with People gets to meet and send out into the world every semester. We know first hand that small acts of kindness

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Topics: "On The Road", Volunteering Abroad

Meet the Cast Monday: Black History Month with Shawna, Malala, & Lenard from the United States

Posted by Up with People on February 11, 2019 up with people cast members speak on Black History Month

  Meet Shawna, Malala, & Lenard from the United States! Shawna Invited Her Fellow Cast Mates to Join Her In A Special Presentation She Created In Honor of Black History Month.  Because Of The Great Work They Did, We Wanted To Feature A Few Individuals Who Participated.   Shawna from the United States The Up with People cast is a diversified group of young adults from various countries all over the world who travel, volunteer, and perform as an international cast. The first event they participated in this semester was the Martin Luther King Jr. Marade in Denver, Colorado (view

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Topics: "On The Road"

5 Unique Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Posted by Up with People on February 6, 2019

The typical way to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the United States includes giving gifts of candies in heart shaped boxes, flowers and perhaps a romantic dinner. Valentine’s Day has been around since the year 496, thought to have originated from a Roman festival called Lupercalia that celebrated the beginning of spring. This ancient holiday means many different things around the world so why not ditch the typical celebrations and spice things up this year with some unique ways to show your loved ones you care. Pay It Forward Studies show that couples who volunteer together, stay together. Surprise your loved

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Topics: Insider

Meet the Cast Monday: Kaede from Japan

Posted by Up with People on February 4, 2019 up with people volunteer and study in another country

  Meet Kaede From Japan, a First Semester Participant in Up with People! QUICK FACTS: Degree: Literature and International Relations Interests & Passions: Education, International Exchange   What’s something you’re passionate about? Education and traveling. For me, it’s interesting how many things you can find in the world to connect to. Many times, the differences and types of barriers help me grow into myself, or help me make a decision, or even feel comfortable. Seeing the world is very important and it’s a great way of growing up. I’ve always been interested since I was very young. I was intrigued by

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Topics: "On The Road"

Up with People Alumni – Where Are They Now?

Posted by Up with People on January 30, 2019

Taking time to travel and experience a semester or gap year on the road can be scary. For over 50 years young people from across the globe have taken that leap. Up with People now has over 22,000 alumni scattered around the world. The benefits of this formative time are many and blend together across multiple areas including soft skills that are in demand in the worldwide job market. In the first of a new ongoing blog series, we interviewed Up with People Alumnus Joris Van Doorslaer to gain insight about what he gained from his time on the road

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad, Insider, Study Abroad, Volunteering Abroad