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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Thinking About Taking A Semester Off?

Posted by Up with People on December 5, 2018 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

For those thinking about taking a semester off from school the decision can be difficult and unconventional. More and more, students and parents are recognizing the value in taking a break and exploring other forms of education that will provide skills for the real world. Take Josh, a member of Up with People’s Cast A 2018, who said, “Taking a year to see the world before I went out into it was the best decision I’ve ever made. I wish every young adult who’s still searching for their passion could have the opportunity to travel and find what empowers them

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Meet The Cast Monday: Justice from

Posted by Up with People on December 3, 2018 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

Meet Justice, One of Our Amazing Cast Members of Up with People! We had a chance to sit down with Justice to learn more about his experience on tour. Here’s what Justice had to say. 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 feel like

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Meet The Cast Monday: Tyler from Arizona

Posted by Up with People on December 10, 2018 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

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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What My Gap Year Was Really Like. Real Stories From Abroad.

Posted by Up with People on December 12, 2018 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

Leaving friends and family to set off on a gap year can take a tremendous amount of courage. Is it worth all of the planning and effort? What’s the experience really like? As Up with People’s semester wraps up in Denmark this week, we thought it would be a great idea to ask those who have just completed a gap year with Up with People what the experience is really like. Who better to explain what a gap year is really like than those who have gone before you! Rodrigo from Mexico What was your gap year experience like? “We

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Meet The Cast Monday: Emily from Arizona

Posted by Up with People on December 17, 2018 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

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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Unique Holiday Celebrations Around The World

Posted by Up with People on December 19, 2018 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

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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New Year’s Resolutions From Around The World

Posted by Up with People on December 26, 2018 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

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 language

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Seasoned Travel Pros Explain How To Actually Beat Jet Lag

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

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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