Study Abroad Internships: Up with People’s Unique Opportunities

Posted by Up with People on November 7, 2017

In today’s competitive job landscape, an internship or assistantship may offer you the opportunity to stand out from the crowd. From professional networking to time management and teamwork, internships allow you the time to explore your passions and gain valuable skills before making an important career decision. While touring with Up with People, our cast members have the opportunity to not only learn about other cultures through singing and volunteerism, but also prepare for their professional careers through interning. Our internship and assistantship programs can help advance your resume and start/expand on your work experience. We host three rounds of internships …

Read More

Topics: Study Abroad

The Global Classroom: 4 Ways Study Abroad Enhances Your Education

Posted by Up with People on August 24, 2017

Remember when you used to go on “Field Trips” when you were a kid? You’d load the bus and you and your classmates would let loose at the local nature center or science museum. Truth is, it didn’t matter where you went as long as you got to get out of the classroom. Best of all, you’d usually learn some pretty cool stuff. That’s what the Global Classroom is all about, except on a way bigger scale. And exploring the world is a pretty good substitution for the Science Museum. This is one of the reasons why so many students …

Read More

Topics: Study Abroad

Study Abroad Fundraising Ideas: How to Travel Without Breaking the Bank

Posted by Up with People on August 22, 2017

So, you’ve landed an exciting opportunity to study abroad, but you’re not sure how to pay for it. Don’t panic. A life-changing opportunity to explore and discover the world is probably worth a little extra fundraising effort, don’t you think? The keys are starting early and staying organized, so here are some of the best ways to raise funds for your adventure of a lifetime without breaking the bank. Most of the time, the hardest part is simply getting started! MAKE A PLAN Before you begin raising money, figure out how much you have and how much more you need. Try …

Read More

Topics: Study Abroad

What Makes Up with People Different from Other Gap Year Programs?

Posted by Up with People on November 28, 2017

Every day is full during an Up with People tour — full of travel, volunteer activities, and cultural experiences. It is an opportunity unlike any other. Twice per year, each fall and spring, young adults age 17-29 from a variety of backgrounds have the opportunity to travel the globe with our organization, bring positive change to the world and encourage others to do the same. But what makes Up with People unique? Let’s explore and breakdown how service, culture, and performance are just a glimpse of what makes Up with People different from other gap year programs. LAYERING OF CULTURES …

Read More

Topics: Gap Year Abroad, Study Abroad

Culture Shock: 9 Tips for Immersing Yourself in a New Culture

Posted by Up with People on September 6, 2017

If you had a chance to travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Mexico… Germany…the United States… South Africa? Traveling anywhere is fun, but for many of us, the farther away the better. Unfamiliar locations mean exciting experiences, and a chance to push our boundaries. Why do you think people love overseas gap year and study abroad programs? They have so many ways to help you experience new things: new countries, new cultures, new foods, new…well, just about everything. You will most likely have a few awkward moments and uncomfortable experiences along the way, because that’s a part of immersing …

Read More

Topics: Gap Year Abroad, Study Abroad

Bridge Year 101: How to Pack for a Year Abroad

Posted by Up with People on August 17, 2017

Planes, trains, automobiles, changing climates and new cultures – like nothing you’ve ever experienced before – are you ready for your life as a student traveling abroad? “Of course I am”, you confidently think to yourself, until it comes time to figuring out what to pack for this experience of a lifetime. Leaving the nest for the first time isn’t easy and it begins with making sure you’re well equipped with clothes to wear. After all, this is more than packing for a week vacation at grandma’s house. LUGGAGE Before you start washing and folding all your favorite clothes, you’ll …

Read More

Topics: Study Abroad

How To Run A Successful Online Fundraiser

Posted by Up with People on February 1, 2018

Since 1965 over 22,000 young people have circled the globe with Up with People. As a non-profit and as a program that helps hundreds of our participants fundraise each year we understand a thing or two about fundraising. Whether you are raising funds for a good cause or to travel the world, crowdfunding online can be both necessary and challenging. Crowdfunding is defined as, “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.” Where does one begin? In this post we explore the many options available online …

Read More

Topics: Gap Year Abroad, Insider, Study Abroad, Volunteering Abroad

How To Choose A Study Abroad Destination

Posted by Up with People Study Abroad on December 21, 2017

Studying abroad can be an incredible experience no matter where you go. Perhaps you already have a location in mind. But if you are like most of the hundreds of thousands of students who want to study abroad every year, you may not know where to go or even where to begin. It’s critical to make an informed decision before enrolling in a program. Above all else you should go! Many times the number of countries and choices can lead to a sort of study abroad paralysis but don’t let that stop you. Time is not on your side when it comes …

Read More

Topics: Study Abroad

Unique Gift Ideas For Aspiring Young Travelers

Posted by Up with People on March 7, 2017

The United Nations estimates that 20 percent of all international travelers, over 200 million people, are under the age of 30. Travel is the new most wanted gift under the tree. With millions of high school and college grads considering a gap year and over 300,000 American students planning to study abroad next year, it’s easy to see why anything related to travel will turn you into a gift-giving champion. As this new wave of young people prepares for a much-anticipated adventure abroad and gift-giving season in full swing, consider the following list for that travel aspiring person on your list. Whether that gift is …

Read More

Topics: Gap Year Abroad, Insider, Study Abroad, Volunteering Abroad