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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Meet the Cast Monday: Julia from Arizona

Posted by Up with People on March 25, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’] Julia Wolpert smiles for her headshot for the cast of Up with People

Meet Julia from Arizona in the United States! Julia Performs the Role of ‘Hope’ in the Up with People Live on Tour Show! Why did you join Up with People? “Up with People was introduced to me when they came to my choir in school. Originally it was pitched to me as a choir and performing arts tour, and that intrigued me. Then I was told it also included community service as well as traveling with people who I would probably get very close with. All of it sounded perfect, a mix of things that are wonderful. I was immediately

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Meet the Cast Monday: Aaron from Colorado, USA

Posted by Up with People on March 18, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

Meet Aaron, A Colorado Native and 1st Semester Traveler in Up with People! Fun Fact: Aaron Plays Drums in Up with People & Is a Recent High School Grad   How long have you been playing the drums? “I’ve been playing the drums on and off for the past four years. I used to play guitar for the band at church and we had a drummer who stopped attending, so there was just a drum set laying around. I started messing around on them. Then one day the music leader said, “Hey! Play drums this service.” Luckily, all the songs

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A Week in the Life of Up with People: YouTube & IGTV Exclusive

Posted by Up with People on March 15, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to tour in Up with People? You asked, and we’ve delivered! We’re excited to announce our new YouTube & IGTV series, A Week In the Life of Up with People! Throughout the tour, we’ll be featuring cast members, study abroad students, and members of our cast staff so you can get an inside view of life on the road. We’re stripping it down to just one person and their smartphone as they film themselves throughout the week in different parts of the world. You’ll follow students throughout their community action projects, show days

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6 Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Europe

Posted by Up with People on March 13, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 through different festivals and community activities in their home countries. No matter where you go, there are different traditions that follow suit. Originally, St. Patrick’s Day was created by the Roman Catholic Church to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, even though he originally was from Britain. Are you planning to visit Europe during the St. Patrick’s Day festivities? See where the best places are throughout Europe to dance, sing, laugh, and party in green! Dublin, Ireland The list would not be complete

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Meet the Cast Monday: Jackie from Switzerland

Posted by Up with People on March 11, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

Meet Jackie, a 1st Semester Cast member of Up with People from Switzerland! “Live your life because it is great, you can accomplish a lot!” Why did you decide to join Up With People? Two years ago, Up With People came to my hometown in Bulah, Switzerland. My mom told me about a show that was happening in town and asked me if I wanted to come. I have always enjoyed watching shows, so I said “Why not!” After seeing the representation of so many cultures, I thought the show was awesome, and I told myself that I wanted to

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Meet the Cast Monday: Andree from Sweden

Posted by Up with People on March 4, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

  Meet Our Cast Member Andree from Sweden! Andree is a student in the Up with People study abroad program & is the 1st person to ever perform the song Really Me. Learn more about Andree’s experience! What have you learned from being in the Study Abroad Program in Up with People and how does it add to your semester on tour? “This semester we are studying contemporary leadership models, intercultural communication, and small group communication. Intercultural communication is really good because we are talking about how communication between cultures will be different. It’s really easy to take that and

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Ways To Celebrate International Women’s Day 2019

Posted by Up with People on February 27, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights and equality. In places like Berlin, Germany it’s now even celebrated as a public holiday. Right now is a great and important time in history to do everything possible to help forge a more gender-balanced world. As the world heads toward International Women’s Day 2019 we offer ways you can celebrate women this year. The theme for 2019 is #BalanceforBetter which is meant as a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world. How will you help make a

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Watch the Live Stream of Up with People’s 8th Annual Fundraising Gala

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

We are busily preparing for our eighth annual Gala on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. This year’s event is presented by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in association with Elite Brands of Colorado and is supported by Tracy Arnn, Linda Weil, and Jill Pedicord Peterson and John Peterson. Jill and John, along with Karen Isaak Valdez and Tom Valdez, are the 2019 Gala Co-Chairs. Last year, more than 450 guests attended the event in person to help raise donations to support the organization’s mission in developing the youth of our world into

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