How To Be An Amazing House Guest

Posted by Up with People on April 5, 2018

There are many times when you may stay in someone else’s home for the night.  It may be when you stay with family, friends, or with a host family during a study abroad or gap year program.  Being an amazing house guest will leave you and your host family with a great and memorable experience! How To Be An Amazing House Guest: Learn The House Rules.  It’s important to learn rules that they expect you to follow while staying in their house.  They may have curfews, quiet times, or other rules. Be respectful and follow them. Help Out. Offer to help …

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UWP Cast Assists with Relief Efforts in Aftermath of Earthquakes in Mexico

Posted by Up with People on October 20, 2017

The goal of Up with People’s world tour has always been to share different cultures with people around the globe and give back to the communities we visit. That impact gained a whole new meaning when, just two weeks before Cast B 2017 was scheduled to arrive in Mexico, a devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City and the surrounding area. PLANS CHANGE TO MAXIMIZE IMPACT Originally, the cast was going to stay with host families in Cholula, a community in Puebla, Mexico, for one week, but the epicenter of the earthquake badly damaged many of the homes in that …

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On the Road: Inspiring Youth in Donaueschingen, Germany [VIDEO]

Posted by Up with People on November 30, 2017

Our casts perform for people of all ages all across the globe, yet the most receptive audiences may be some of the youngest — elementary, middle, or high school students who have yet to make their mark on the world. Their ears are eager to listen, their eyes glimmer with hope, and their hands are ready to work to make the world a better place. The youth of Donaueschingen, Germany, were no exception. OUR CAST STRIVES TO BE POSITIVE ROLE MODELS FOR STUDENTS In Donaueschingen, cast members hosted a workshop, seen in the video below, at Kaufmännische und Hauswirtschaftliche Schulen …

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On the Road: Improving Acceptance and Understanding of All People in Monterrey, Mexico [VIDEO]

Posted by Up with People on November 14, 2017

As Up with People’s cast finishes the Mexico portion of our world tour, members look back on the difference they made in the lives of the Mexican people. From raising thousands of dollars to help earthquake relief in Naucalpan to raising awareness about challenges for people with disabilities at Universidad Anáhuac Querétaro, our cast learned the importance of empathizing and helping people from all walks of life. In Monterrey, the cast’s last stop in Mexico before traveling to Germany, members helped rehabilitate a community center in a low-income neighborhood, participated in a culture fair at a local kindergarten, and painted …

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On the Road: Learning About Living With Disabilities in Querétaro, Mexico [VIDEO]

Posted by Up with People on November 10, 2017

One of the best ways to really learn is through firsthand exposure. There’s something about participating versus listening that makes a message more memorable and meaningful. That’s exactly what our cast learned when they traveled to Querétaro, Mexico, where Universidad Anáhuac Querétaro served as a global classroom that helped our group truly understand inequalities through experiential learning. EQUALITY FOR ALL At the university, there is only one elevator with an inadequate ramp system to accommodate those with disabilities. For a student with a wheelchair, the only way to get to the second floor is to be carried up the stairs. …

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On the Road: UWP Cast Brings Hope After Tragedy in Naucalpan, Mexico [VIDEO]

Posted by Up with People on November 2, 2017

As an organization, we strive to inspire others around the globe. When we heard about the devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico only two weeks before our cast was scheduled to visit, we knew we had to help in any way we could. So, we altered plans in order to make the biggest impact toward the relief efforts. “This is a time when people are hurting and it’s really good to have the cast here to help,” says Misael Oliver, an Up with People Tour and Admissions Manager in Mexico. According to Misael, many people and numerous organizations were …

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On the Road: Bringing Music and Dance to Washington D.C. [VIDEO]

Posted by Up with People on October 19, 2017

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” – Billy Joel It is this same healing, explosive expression of humanity that Up with People’s cast is sharing with people across the globe on our world tour. And Washington D.C., the cast’s last stop in the United States before traveling to Mexico, was no exception. INSPIRING LIKE-MINDED YOUTH Washington D.C. was our busiest stop yet with three performances in one day – two appearances at schools and a full performance …

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On the Road: The Cast Visits Camp Horizons in Virginia, USA [VIDEO]

Posted by Up with People on October 5, 2017

Music is a universal language and our cast witnessed that first hand while in Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA during Cast B 2017’s World Tour. On top of their weekly performance, they also did an acoustic promo at the Explore More Discovery Museum, a nonprofit interactive children’s museum. The museum hosted an international party to welcome all the refugees of Harrisonburg into their community. MUSIC WITH SENIORS The music continued bringing smiles to faces at Bridgewater Retirement Community, where Cast B 2017 enjoyed a drum session with the remarkable residents of the community. “Basically, one of their goals there is to make the …

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On the Road: New Friendships in New Hampshire, USA [VIDEO]

Posted by Up with People on September 28, 2017

Friendship sees no gender, age, race or ethnicity. There are a lot of new and exciting things you can learn from different cultures and generations. That’s what Cast B 2017 learned when visiting New Hampshire, USA, on week four of Up with People’s current world tour. Watch below as our cast made a difference in the lives of those who are homeless and supported by Cross Roads House in Portsmouth. See how they brought joy to the elderly at the Edgewood Senior Center and students at Seacoast Waldorf School – a school that tries to awaken a student’s interest in the …

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On the Road: Partnering with the Boys and Girls Club in Rhode Island, USA

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Cast B 2017 has made it to the east coast of the United States! The week spent in northern Rhode Island was jam packed with a variety of service activities. Check out our latest video from the road! At UWP, it is our mission to positively change the world. Cast B is nearing the tail end of their United States tour and continues to make an impact in every community they visit. This week’s work was focused on youth and education as the cast strives to become global citizens. A COLOR RUN TO RAISE MONEY “We participated in the Cumberland High …

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