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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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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MEET THE CAST MONDAY: Anna from Germany

Posted by Up with People on May 14, 2018

 “Up with People is an amazing experience and the only program where you can travel, perform and inspire so many people at the same time and you can make long life connections with people from all around the world.”          How will you keep hope alive? “I see the positive side in everything. I try to inspire young people to believe in themselves and their capability of achieving their dreams or changing their lives.”

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MEET THE CAST MONDAY: Hidde from The Netherlands

Posted by Up with People on May 7, 2018

“Young adults are the ones who have the future in our hands. We are the future leaders. The ones who are going to keep this world alive. The ones who are making a difference. We can take what has been done wrong and fix it. This makes us the ones who responsible for making the world the best it can be.”      How will you keep hope alive? “I will keep hope alive by, being kind and respectful to everyone I meet, even if I have a different opinion. I will be true to myself and won’t let others change …

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MEET THE CAST MONDAY: Sofie from Sweden

Posted by Up with People on April 30, 2018

What are you excited for this semester? “I am most excited about all the connections we are going to make with so many different people from all around the world, and the positive impact we can have in the communities we visit.” What do you hope to learn this semester? “To learn to take things as they come. There are so many things in life that we can not control, and after this semester I hope that I have learned to accept that.”            How will you keep hope alive? “I will keep hope alive by always looking at the …

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