Meet the Cast Monday: Andreas from Germany

Posted by Up with People on February 18, 2019 Travel Abroad in Up with People

  Meet Up with People Cast Member, Andreas From Germany! “I found out about Up with People through my mom. She saw a show in 1992 and always kept it in her mind. When they went to Hamburg a year ago, I went to see the show and could imagine myself doing it.”   What’s something you hope to gain out of this semester? “I want to work on having a stronger personality because I’ve always wanted to work on that since middle school, but I also try to become a better person through all the things we’re doing. I’m

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Topics: "On The Road"

Celebrate Random Acts Of Kindness Day

Posted by Up with People on February 13, 2019

Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17th! A random act of kindness is a non-premeditated, inconsistent action designed to offer kindness towards the outside world. It is a random and unexpected good deed which will surprise those on the receiving end of the act. It’s easy to lose hope in a world full of bad news. Faith in humanity seems to be at an all time low. But we are inspired by the young people Up with People gets to meet and send out into the world every semester. We know first hand that small acts of kindness

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Topics: "On The Road", Volunteering Abroad

Meet the Cast Monday: Black History Month with Shawna, Malala, & Lenard from the United States

Posted by Up with People on February 11, 2019 up with people cast members speak on Black History Month

  Meet Shawna, Malala, & Lenard from the United States! Shawna Invited Her Fellow Cast Mates to Join Her In A Special Presentation She Created In Honor of Black History Month.  Because Of The Great Work They Did, We Wanted To Feature A Few Individuals Who Participated.   Shawna from the United States The Up with People cast is a diversified group of young adults from various countries all over the world who travel, volunteer, and perform as an international cast. The first event they participated in this semester was the Martin Luther King Jr. Marade in Denver, Colorado (view

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Meet the Cast Monday: Kaede from Japan

Posted by Up with People on February 4, 2019 up with people volunteer and study in another country

  Meet Kaede From Japan, a First Semester Participant in Up with People! QUICK FACTS: Degree: Literature and International Relations Interests & Passions: Education, International Exchange   What’s something you’re passionate about? Education and traveling. For me, it’s interesting how many things you can find in the world to connect to. Many times, the differences and types of barriers help me grow into myself, or help me make a decision, or even feel comfortable. Seeing the world is very important and it’s a great way of growing up. I’ve always been interested since I was very young. I was intrigued by

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Meet the Cast Monday: Tzvi from Mexico & Ohio

Posted by Up with People on January 28, 2019

Meet Tzvi, a First Semester Participant in Up with People from Mexico & Ohio! Tzvi Moved from Mexico to Ohio 6 Years Ago and Now Studies Animation. Learn More From Tzvi on His Experience Relocating, Up with People, & His Return to Mexico this Semester!   When do you find yourself to be at your happiest? “I’m most happy when I get to paint. I’ve painted for almost my whole life and it’s something that I’ve always been attracted to. I love doing more realistic style paintings of a bunch of different things. I took AP Art in high school which

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Meet the Cast Monday: Jolene from The Navajo Nation

Posted by Up with People on January 21, 2019 travel_abroad_up_with_people

Meet Jolene, a Second Semester Participant in Up with People from The Navajo Nation! “We are not just words in a history book, but a thriving culture with beauty.”   What is something special about where you are from? “I come from the Navajo Nation. It is the biggest reservation in the United States. We take so much pride in who we are as Diné (The People). We love our culture and traditions. Each little thing has a meaning to us and we give thanks everyday to the simplicity of life.” Is there someplace unique/special you like to take out

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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