Meet the Cast Monday: Aaron from Colorado, USA

Posted by Up with People on March 18, 2019

Meet Aaron, A Colorado Native and 1st Semester Traveler in Up with People! Fun Fact: Aaron Plays Drums in Up with People & Is a Recent High School Grad How long have you been playing the drums? “I’ve been playing the drums on and off for the past four years. I used to play guitar for the band at church and we had a drummer who stopped attending, so there was just a drum set laying around. I started messing around on them. Then one day the music leader said, “Hey! Play drums this service.” Luckily, all the songs were

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Topics: "On The Road"

A Week in the Life of Up with People: YouTube & IGTV Exclusive

Posted by Up with People on March 15, 2019

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to tour in Up with People? You asked, and we’ve delivered! We’re excited to announce our new YouTube & IGTV series, A Week In the Life of Up with People! Throughout the tour, we’ll be featuring cast members, study abroad students, and members of our cast staff so you can get an inside view of life on the road. We’re stripping it down to just one person and their smartphone as they film themselves throughout the week in different parts of the world. You’ll follow students throughout their community action projects, show days

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6 Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Europe

Posted by Up with People on March 13, 2019

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 through different festivals and community activities in their home countries. No matter where you go, there are different traditions that follow suit. Originally, St. Patrick’s Day was created by the Roman Catholic Church to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, even though he originally was from Britain. Are you planning to visit Europe during the St. Patrick’s Day festivities? See where the best places are throughout Europe to dance, sing, laugh, and party in green! Dublin, Ireland The list would not be complete

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Topics: "On The Road"

Meet the Cast Monday: Jackie from Switzerland

Posted by Up with People on March 11, 2019

Meet Jackie, a 1st Semester Cast member of Up with People from Switzerland! “Live your life because it is great, you can accomplish a lot!” Why did you decide to join Up With People? Two years ago, Up With People came to my hometown in Bulah, Switzerland. My mom told me about a show that was happening in town and asked me if I wanted to come. I have always enjoyed watching shows, so I said “Why not!” After seeing the representation of so many cultures, I thought the show was awesome, and I told myself that I wanted to

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Meet the Cast Monday: Andree from Sweden

Posted by Up with People on March 4, 2019

  Meet Our Cast Member Andree from Sweden! Andree is a student in the Up with People study abroad program & is the 1st person to ever perform the song Really Me. Learn more about Andree’s experience! What have you learned from being in the Study Abroad Program in Up with People and how does it add to your semester on tour? “This semester we are studying contemporary leadership models, intercultural communication, and small group communication. Intercultural communication is really good because we are talking about how communication between cultures will be different. It’s really easy to take that and

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Watch the Live Stream of Up with People’s 8th Annual Fundraising Gala

Posted by Up with People on February 26, 2019

We are busily preparing for our eighth annual Gala on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. This year’s event is presented by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in association with Elite Brands of Colorado and is supported by Tracy Arnn, Linda Weil, and Jill Pedicord Peterson and John Peterson. Jill and John, along with Karen Isaak Valdez and Tom Valdez, are the 2019 Gala Co-Chairs. Last year, more than 450 guests attended the event in person to help raise donations to support the organization’s mission in developing the youth of our world into

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Meet the Cast Monday: Katelyn from Canada

Posted by Up with People on February 25, 2019

Meet Katelyn! She’s an Up with People Cast Member from Canada! Let’s See What Katelyn’s Experience in Up with People Has Been Like For Her. Why did you decide to join Up with People? I initially heard about Up with People through my mom and hearing stories about it growing up, because she travelled in 1989. Once I joined, it became so much more about a journey of personal growth, and I think that’s really been the main focus of me being in Up with People. Just getting all the different connections that we do with the performance, connecting with

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What It Really Takes To Put On Up with People’s International Tour

Posted by Up with People on February 22, 2019 Up with People perform and travel during college

  It’s been an incredible month for Up with People in Denver, Colorado. Over the past few weeks, the Spring 2019 cast has dedicated themselves  night and day preparing for Live on Tour to begin. The international performance at the Denver premiere was lively, heart warming, and thought provoking. The energy of the show infected the audience with laughter and love as the everyone sang along to Up with People original music and a selection of pop medleys. Over 100 cast members represented 15 different countries as they performed their first live show for families, friends, community members, host families,

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Up with People Alumni – Where Are They Now? Interview with Celiana Dolovitz

Posted by Up with People on February 20, 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 our new ongoing blog series, we interviewed Up with People Alumna Celiana Dolovitz to gain insight about what she gained from her time on the road and where she is

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Topics: "On The Road", Gap Year Abroad, Insider, Volunteering Abroad

Up with People’s Instagram Giveaway Contest!

Posted by Up with People on February 19, 2019 volunteer overseas up with people

  The cast of Up with People has officially hit the road to begin their tour! They’ll begin the tour in the United States with their first stop in Greeley, Colorado. Tickets are still available so if you don’t have yours yet, click here to reserve your seats before they sell out! To kick off the tour, Up with People is hosting a Giveaway Contest on our Instagram page! We believe that in order to be stronger, we must do it together. Help us reach 10,000 followers on Instagram by participating in our #StrongerTogether10K contest for your chance to win

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