Up with People Blog

Meet the Cast Monday: Luke from South Dakota

Posted by Up with People on January 27, 2020
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Meet the Cast Monday: Meet Luke from South Dakota, United States. Luke traveled in Up with People for his first time last semester. Now, he has come back as the Dance Captain for Up with People for the upcoming tour! Learn more about Luke and what his experience has been like so far! What is your role in Up with People? “I am a Dance Captain for Up with People. My job includes empowering participants through the performing arts to help them discover things they did not know they were capable of doing, along with providing the best show possible

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Topics: Meet the Cast

Four Benefits of Performing Arts

Posted by Up with People on January 10, 2020

The performing arts have always been a topic of discussion when it comes to their correlation within the education system. The benefits, however, go beyond playing a challenging role on stage or having fun with friends. Performing arts develop a person’s life skills on a physical, mental, and emotional level.  Here are four skills you can develop through the power of performing arts. You’ll build creative self-expression Every person is unique. We are individuals with a story to tell and everyone needs to be able to express that. Performing arts provides a creative approach to do exactly that. These soft

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Topics: Music and Performance

European Travel Tips

Posted by Up with People on January 8, 2020

A new decade is almost here. With 2020 right around the corner, the next cast of Up with People returns to Denver, CO to begin preparing for their spring tour. They will be making several stops throughout Europe (stay tuned on our tours and events page to see where they will be going next).  Are you thinking of taking a trip to Europe yourself? Thankfully, we have a lot of helpful tips to consider when preparing for your European adventure.  European Travel Do’s: Double check the luggage size that is permitted in the overhead bin on the airplane before purchasing

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Topics: Travel Inspiration

A Mindful Approach To Study Abroad

Posted by Up with People on January 3, 2020
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Mindfulness is a concept that has become incredibly popular over the last several years. Sure, the idea has always been there, but the connection between travel and mindfulness seems to be a newer, upward trend that people are much more aware of. The main idea behind mindfulness is allowing yourself to be less focused on the future or past, and granting yourself the permission to remain in the present moment. No matter the reason behind it, mindfulness is a key element when making the most out of your study abroad experience. How can you remain more mindful during your time

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Topics: Study Abroad

Top Places to Spend New Year 2020

Posted by Up with People on December 31, 2019
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New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. Whether you are in the desert of Arizona or on the coast of Santorini in Greece, there are always amazing things to do when the ball drops and the new year begins.  Where will you be this year when the ball drops? Here are some of the top places to celebrate the turn of the new year in 2020. Sydney, Australia From the harbor side to the dance floor, there are plenty of places to spend New Year’s Eve throughout Sydney, Australia. There are several cruises that take you out onto the

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Topics: Travel Inspiration