Taking A Break From Traditional Education

Posted by Up with People on May 24, 2018

Attending university for many students seems like a default life decision and sometimes not even a choice at all. When school doesn’t seem to fit, some simply decide to go to college even though they may need a break from traditional education. More and more, students and parents are recognizing the value in taking a break and exploring other forms of education that will provide skills for the real world. Take Josh, a member of Up with People’s Cast A 2018, who recently said, “Taking a year to see the world before I went out into it was the best …

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad

MEET THE CAST MONDAY: Kaat from Belgium

Posted by Up with People on May 21, 2018

How do you think young people can impact the world in a positive way? “I believe that we have to be open-minded and optimistic. What we do in UWP is an amazing example. We learn to go along with so many people and we have hope that if we work all together, we can improve and empower the world.” What does the world need? “For me, the world needs to be more a happy place. There is too much hate, disrespect, prejudice, people that not feel loved, inequity in the world.”    How will you keep hope alive? “I will …

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Topics: "On The Road"

Up with People To Visit Kosovo

Posted by Up with People on May 18, 2018

For the first time in its history Up with People is headed to Europe’s youngest country. Cast A 2018 will arrive in Kosovo in a few days time. Why Kosovo? While Kosovo has made significant strides since her independence in 2008, this post-conflict nation still remains one of the poorest in Europe with over one-third of its population living under the poverty line and over fifty percent of its youth population unemployed. Working alongside local non-profits in Kosovo, Up with People’s Cast A 2018 along with the ‘Impact Kosovo’ program seeks to bring together and connect young leaders from around …

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Topics: World Tour News

Tips For Raising A Global Child

Posted by Up with People on May 14, 2018

It’s easy to get lost in the weeds of information out there about good parenting. At the end of the day we simply want what’s best for our kids. As our children prepare for college, and enter the workforce it’s easy to overlook soft skills that are critical to cross-cultural competence and communication. Developing a global mindset is extremely important in today’s interconnected and globalized economies. But how do we raise a global child? How do we prepare our kids to be ready for the real world we live in? In the spirit of Mother’s Day we asked the parents …

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad, Study Abroad, Volunteering Abroad

MEET THE CAST MONDAY: Anna from Germany

Posted by Up with People on May 14, 2018

 “Up with People is an amazing experience and the only program where you can travel, perform and inspire so many people at the same time and you can make long life connections with people from all around the world.”          How will you keep hope alive? “I see the positive side in everything. I try to inspire young people to believe in themselves and their capability of achieving their dreams or changing their lives.”

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Topics: "On The Road"

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