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 kindnessRead More
Topics: "On The Road", Volunteering Abroad
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 (viewRead More
Topics: "On The Road"
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 lovedRead More
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 byRead More
Topics: "On The Road"
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 roadRead More
Topics: Gap Year Abroad, Insider, Study Abroad, Volunteering Abroad
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- Celebrate Random Acts Of Kindness Day
- Meet the Cast Monday: Black History Month with Shawna, Malala, & Lenard from the United States
- 5 Unique Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day
- Meet the Cast Monday: Kaede from Japan
- Up with People Alumni – Where Are They Now?
- Meet the Cast Monday: Tzvi from Mexico & Ohio
- Up with People Super Bowl Halftime History
- Meet the Cast Monday: Jolene from The Navajo Nation