Meet The Cast Monday: Tylene From Montana

Posted by Up with People on January 14, 2019

Meet Tylene, a Study Abroad Participant in Up with People from Montana! Starting Her Education Traveling Abroad “I knew I wanted to come back for a second semester from the moment I got to Denver and we started our first day. I wanted to be here, but I also wanted to have a different experience than the first time. I decided to join the study abroad program. I wasn’t apart of it in my first semester and I really wish I was. I felt like I missed out on a perfect opportunity to start my education and have a different experience

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Printable Year Abroad Travel Packing Checklist

Posted by Up with People on January 9, 2019

Packing for a semester or year abroad can be challenging. Especially when you have that gut feeling that you must be forgetting something! That’s why we’ve put together a handy printable checklist of the items you will need for your journey. This list includes many items that are obvious, but also some things you might not think of. When it comes to packing, especially for a world tour with Up with People where you travel to a new city every week, less is more. We recommend taking only one checked bag and a backpack or duffel bag for daily use

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Topics: "On The Road", Gap Year Abroad

Seasoned Travel Pros Explain How To Actually Beat Jet Lag

Posted by Up with People on January 4, 2019

In a few weeks the new group of Up with People participants will arrive in Denver, Colorado to begin their adventure. They are coming from all over the world and will jump right into their gap year and study abroad adventures when they arrive. This means no time for jet lag! Symptoms of jet lag include extreme tiredness, insomnia, anxiety, headache and irritability. The amount of time it takes to recover from jet lag usually depends on the number of time zones one has crossed, but fear not! There are things you can do to avoid jet lag altogether. We

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

New Year’s Resolutions From Around The World

Posted by Up with People on December 26, 2018

A new year is just around the corner and New Year’s resolutions are top of mind for many. Even though statistics tell us that most people don’t actually keep their New Year’s resolutions, we can at least reflect on what went well (or not so well) this past year and set goals for what’s next. Making resolutions is a popular practice around the globe. Here are some of the most popular ideas to make your 2019 the best year yet! Learn a New Language The top 3 countries that see the largest spike in online searches for learning a new

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

Unique Holiday Celebrations Around The World

Posted by Up with People on December 19, 2018

Decorating trees, exchanging gifts and stringing up holiday lights are all ways many celebrate the holiday season, but there are many other lesser known traditions around the world. No matter where you travel during December and January there’s likely to be some sort of celebration that makes being away from home a little sweeter! So, take a break from school or work and experience some international traditions! Hogmanay – Scotland The skies light up with fireworks to mark the end of the year in Scotland during Hogmany. During this time, Scottish people practice something called “first-footing” where the first person

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Topics: "On The Road", Gap Year Abroad

Meet The Cast Monday: Emily from Arizona

Posted by Up with People on December 17, 2018

Meet Emily, a Recent Participant from Arizona in Up with People! Let’s read what she had to say.   What is the language you wish you were fluent in? “Maybe Spanish, only because I live in a place where Spanish is so prominent and for my host family here in Mexico. Ultimately, I want to talk to my friends back home and there are a lot of places that speak it.” What would you say to a future participant who you could inspire and influence? “The best advice I’ve been given was by an Up with People alum, so I’m

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Meet The Cast Monday: Tyler from Arizona

Posted by Up with People on December 10, 2018

Meet Tyler, A Rock Star Cast Member of Up with People from Arizona! Tyler shared his experience during his recent semester traveling in Up with People. Let’s see what he had to say. Tell me about a favorite moment you have experienced so far in UWP? “One of my favorite moments in Up with People was when we were singing a song dedicated to refugees for the refugees in the audience.” What are you looking to gain from your experience in the program? “Im looking to gain a better understanding of myself, a better understanding of the world that surrounds

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Meet The Cast Monday: Justice from South Dakota

Posted by Up with People on December 3, 2018

Meet Justice, One of Our Amazing Cast Members of Up with People from South Dakota! We had a chance to sit down with Justice to learn more about his experience on tour. Let’s get the low down. What is a language you wish you were fluent in? “Spanish, because I feel like it’s really handy since it’s one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Especially here in the U.S with a greater influence of the Spanish language and culture, so I feel like I’d be able to communicate more efficiently and with more people.” What did it

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Meet The Cast Monday: Celeste from Sweden

Posted by Up with People on November 26, 2018 travel performance group

  Meet Celeste, a Sweden native who travels in the current cast of Up with People! We got a chance to sit down and ask her a few questions about her experience so far on tour. Here’s what she had to say.   If you could spend a day in the life of a cast member who would it be? “I would like to see what a day in the life would be like if I were Elliot… I think he sees the world very differently from the way that I see it. Not just culturally, but personality wise too,

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Giving Thanks Around The World

Posted by Up with People on November 21, 2018

Coming together to give thanks for good friends, family and food are not exclusive to the Thanksgiving celebrations in the United States and Canada. Giving thanks around the world takes on many forms. Check out these amazing festivals that commemorate a great harvest every year! South India: Pongal, the Harvest Festival Pongal is a four day celebration that takes place every January. This festival marks the beginning of the end of the winter season in India. The second day is considered the most important part of the festival and is the day dedicated to worshipping the sun god. Locals toss

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