As the cast of Up with People continues their tour throughout Mexico, a special holiday that holds great significance to the Mexican culture is happening at the same time. Easter in Mexico is an extremely important holiday where most people will get an entire week off of work to celebrate, pray and partake in the festivities that go on throughout the country. Schools and often businesses will close as well throughout the observance. Easter is usually a two-week celebration for the entire country. Why is this so important to their culture? According to World Religion News, 81% of Mexico’s adultRead More
This Week, Meet Up with People Cast Member, Michael from Colorado, USA! As Michael continues his semester traveling in Up with People, he shares his story with us on what he hopes to gain from the program. Michael H. from the United States, 1st Semester Cast Member in Up with People In what ways have you seen yourself grow while being in Up with People? “I believe I’ve grown very much so far. It’s hard to explain how much exactly, but I’ve noticed I’ve become much more open and consider myself more of an outgoing person since joining the program.Read More
Topics: "On The Road"
How Can You Participate in Earth Day? Do you love the world we live in? So do we! Join us in participating in Earth Day 2019. This year’s theme is ‘Protect Our Species’ where the goal is to educate the world on how human activity is causing a greater risk for millions of our plant and wildlife species that currently exist. Earth Day Network, the global organizers of Earth Day, is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement with more than 75,000 partners in nearly 192 countries worldwide. Since Earth Day’s beginning on April 22, 1970, many environmental lawsRead More
It’s hard to imagine a world outside of your backyard until you start to travel. Traveling in general can be an entirely new experience that allows you to learn a lot about yourself with great opportunity for personal growth. Volunteering abroad takes traveling to a completely new level and is, simply put, life changing. Up with People cast members travel to various places throughout North America and Europe every semester volunteering in local cities to spread the mission of the organization. They collaborate with every community they visit and work together to address local issues, form community connections and makeRead More
Topics: Volunteering Abroad
This Week on Meet the Cast Monday, Get to Know Sophi! She is a second semester Up with People cast member with a passion for her home country, Mexico! What excites you about being back in your country? “I think traveling in my home country with the cast of Up with People is an incredible opportunity because I get to see it through a new set of eyes. When I’m outside of Mexico, I get to share the positive things about my country with everyone I meet. Now that I’m here, I have the opportunity to take all of theRead More
Topics: "On The Road"