Show Premiere: How We Create Music that Matters

Posted by Up with People on August 23, 2018

Music has the power to evoke emotion, bring us together and inspire action. That’s why, for the past 53 years, Up with People has used music as a universal language to lead people toward positive change. To do so, our shows need to express a powerful message, but many people don’t know what goes into creating that message. “The magic isn’t the person holding the microphone, it’s the tangible power of people from 20 different countries standing behind them singing the same message,” says Eric Lentz, Senior Vice President of Up with People. The message we convey in our show …

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Topics: "On The Road", Music That Matters, Music and Performance

10 Ice Breakers To Get To Know New Friends

Posted by Up with People on August 2, 2018

It’s arrival week here at Up with People meaning a new group of participants is arriving in Denver, CO from 20+ countries around the world. These young people don’t know each other yet but this week they will be forming bonds that will last a lifetime. It can be intimidating meeting total strangers. If you find yourself in a situation where large groups need to get to know each other quickly, ice breakers can be an incredible tool. Here are 10 of our favorites to help your group get to know new friends. Desert Island – You know the question, …

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Topics: "On The Road"

Language Learning And Travel

Posted by Up with People on July 20, 2018

Each semester participants of Up with People’s program meet for the first time in Denver, CO. These young people represent over 20 countries and come from places like Japan, China, Sweden, Mexico and the United States. Many of these travelers have spent years practicing their English speaking skills and come to Up with People to practice those skills in the real world for the first time. Many second language learners will tell you that the only way to truly learn a language is to travel and speak with people in the real world. This forces you out of your comfort …

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

MEET THE CAST MONDAY: Rodrigo from Mexico    

Posted by Up with People on July 2, 2018

What do you want the world to know about young people? “Driven by will, young people are the trajectory towards excellence powered by the wanting of chance.”           What are you excited to share with your host families on tour? “I’m excited to share my culture with them, like food, music and traditions.” How will you keep hope alive? “Hope never dies but not always is our first option to action. I’m positive that sometime what you consider small acts, may be life changing for a lot of people awaking the spark of hope for a better future for them.”

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MEET THE CAST MONDAY: Taylor from Illinois, United States

Posted by Up with People on June 25, 2018

Who has inspired you in life and why? “My parents have inspired me greatly; they always live their life with the mindset that giving to others is most important, which especially inspires me now on this tour.” How will you keep hope alive? “I will keep hope alive by remembering that every little positive action, no matter how small, makes the world a better place, and by acting on that knowledge every day of my life.”

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MEET THE CAST MONDAY: Lucien from RI, United States

Posted by Up with People on June 18, 2018

What are you excited to share with your host families on tour? “My knowledge about farm life, and material fabrication. They are things that I have a lot of experience with, and as such are things I love sharing with new people.” How will you keep hope alive? “By seeing the good in all the little things. Keeping a positive mindset and always trying to help people bring out the best in themselves.”

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MEET THE CAST MONDAY: Corinne from Switzerland    

Posted by Up with People on June 11, 2018

What are you looking forward to the most on your travels in Up with People? “I’m looking forward to new adventures and a lot of new friends from all over the world. Also to growing into a more confident person than I am know and find my real me.”          How will you keep hope alive? “.”

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MEET THE CAST MONDAY: Ally from the United States

Posted by Up with People on June 4, 2018

“One reason I think young adults should travel with UWP is because of all the experiences and connections they will make through their 6 month or 1 year tour. Not to mention the number of friends they will make from all around the world! Also, Up with People is a great place to find what you are passionate about, what burns inside of you and makes you want change. Personal growth is another big aspect, and I should know, coming from experience in my first semester.” How will you keep hope alive? “Just by being in this program and sharing …

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10 Easy Travel Hacks To Make You A Better Traveler

Posted by Up with People on May 31, 2018

While travel is one of our favorite things we recognize that sometimes trips could go just a little more smoothly. These simple travel hacks can save you time, money, and at times your sense of sanity. So before heading out on your next great adventure be sure to use a few of these pro travel hacks! Use a Sunglasses Case For Power Cords The more helpful electronic devices we pack the more of a pain tangled power cords can be. There is a very simple solution! Pack an extra sunglasses case to store those power cords. This offers a lightweight …

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