Meet the Cast Monday: Carson from Montana

Posted by Up with People on May 20, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

We had the chance to sit down with Carson, a cast member in Up with People from Montana, to learn more about his life before and after traveling abroad in the program.  What are some of your interests and passions? “I really enjoy singing and performing. Being outdoors is very enjoyable to me whether it’s working, playing sports or camping with friends.”  What is your role in Up with People? “This is my first semester traveling in the program. As far as a role, I’d consider myself as an ally and a friend to those around me. If anyone needs

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Meet the Cast Monday: Nicole from Bermuda

Posted by Up with People on May 13, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’] Cast member in Up with People from Bermuda

In This Week’s Meet the Cast Monday, Meet Nicole, A Cast Member in Up with People from Bermuda!   What were you doing before you joined Up with People? “I was working at a retail store called ‘Making Waves.’ I had just graduated high school this past May.” What have you learned from your experience in the program so far? “I have learned that there are a lot of different ways to look at the world and you have the choice to choose whether it is positive or negative. I like that people here choose to look at the positive

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Meet the Cast Monday: Daniel from Mexico

Posted by Up with People on May 6, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

Meet Daniel, A Cast Member in Up with People from Mexico! Daniel from Mexico, cast and band member in Up with People What made you join Up with People? I had hosted Promotion Representatives when Up with People came to my city a year ago in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. I found out that Up with People was working towards issues that I found important and I wanted to work on myself. Traveling has always been a must for me in the sense of having a deeper understanding in certain issues and really internalizing different ways of thinking. What has

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Highlights from the Up with People Tour in Mexico – Next Up, Europe!

Posted by Up with People on May 3, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’] Cast of Up with People taking a self defense class in Mexico

It has been such an exciting time for the cast of Up with People. After several weeks in the United States and another few weeks in Mexico, the cast has finally made their way to Europe! The arrival of the cast in Mexico was long-anticipated thanks to an overnight flight delay on their transition from the United States. The cast arrived in Celaya around 9:00 PM and was swept away by the enthusiasm of their host families. The following day, the Club Rotario Celaya sponsored a taco stand and mariachi band to welcome the cast with singing, dancing, and overall

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My Host Family Experience in Up with People

Posted by Up with People on April 26, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

What It’s Like To Stay With A Host Family Abroad Up with People cast members explore the city on their host family day. Have you ever hosted someone from another country in your home? Whether you are taking in an exchange student or have a traveler needing to sleep on your couch for a day, being a host family is one of the most rewarding experiences not just for the family hosting, but for the person being hosted too! When the cast of Up with People travels during their international tour, each member will stay with a host family as

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Meet the Cast Monday: Juliette from Belgium

Posted by Up with People on April 22, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’] Juliette from Belgium is a cast member in Up with People

Meet Juliette, a Traveling Cast Member from Belgium in Up with People! Juliette from Belgium, a 2nd Semester Cast Member in Up with People What were you doing before coming to Up with People? “I had just graduated college this past June as an elementary school teacher. I studied in Belgium for four years and joined Up with People in July 2018. Up with People gives a lot of opportunities to discover new things. While I was traveling in my first semester, it felt like I was keeping my head above water trying to absorb all of the experiences. It

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Meet the Cast Monday: Michael from Colorado

Posted by Up with People on April 15, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’] Michael Huckabee smiling away from the camera for his headshot for the Up with People 2019 tour

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.

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Meet the Cast Monday: Sophi from Mexico

Posted by Up with People on April 8, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

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 the

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Meet the Cast Monday: Brody from Texas

Posted by Up with People on April 1, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

Meet Brody, A First Semester Cast Member in Up with People from Texas! Get to know Brody during his time on the road in the cast of Up with People with an exclusive interview in this week’s Meet the Cast Monday! Are there experiences in Up with People that have specifically impacted you? For me, having the opportunity to go out into communities and see the change I’m making is what makes it all worth the while for me. What’s your favorite song to perform? My favorite song to perform in the show is ‘Home’ because my majors are biology

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Culture Shock – Tips for First Time Travelers to Mexico

Posted by Up with People on March 27, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’] Hispanic students teach others about Mexico at a culture fair

For many Up with People cast members, joining our international tour is their very first time traveling outside of their home country. This means experiencing cultural shock is an inevitable part of their journey. While it may sound like a lot to handle, culture shock is actually an incredible experience someone can have throughout their international travels. Culture shock is defined as “the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes.” So how can something that sounds so daunting be so good for you? We’ll give you

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