Up with People Blog

Meet the Cast Monday: Alice from Belgium

Posted by Up with People on November 4, 2019
Alice from Belgium Up with People

Alice is an Up with People cast member, originally from Lebanon and now lives in Brussels, Belgium. See what life is like for Alice on the road during her gap year abroad! Why did you decide to travel in Up with People? “I decide to travel in Up With People because it is really important for me to learn a new language after high school. I also feel it’s important to learn English in an artistic form, not through books. It’s really amazing to learn the language while learning about the arts at the same time. What was arrival day in Italy like for you?

Read More

Topics: Gap Year Abroad, Meet the Cast

FAQ – A Gap Semester in Up with People

Posted by Up with People on October 23, 2019
Up with People gap year students travel to Italy

With the January 2020 tour coming up in just a few short months, we have received many questions from people who want to travel. Thanks to our amazing team of admissions advisors, we have worked together to provide answers and resources for some of our most frequently asked questions by new applicants. What type of volunteer work will we do? Up with People’s travel program offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities to students who travel from 6 months to a year. From various projects with Habitat for Humanity, senior housing centers, local schools, and other nonprofit organizations, we encourage

Read More

Topics: Gap Year Abroad

Meet the Cast Monday: Graham from Minnesota

Posted by Up with People on October 21, 2019
Guitar player performing in the Up with People band

Get to Know Graham from St. Paul, Minnesota in the United States in this week’s Meet the Cast Monday! Graham plays in the Up with People band and has a strong passion for music, recording and mixing. See what his experience has been like so far on tour! Why did you decide to travel in Up with People? “I decided to travel with Up with People for the connections I would make on the road through music, as well as the friendships I would build.” What was it like arriving in Italy for the first time? “Arrival day in Italy

Read More

Topics: Meet the Cast

Benefits of a Gap Year According to Harvard

Posted by Up with People on October 18, 2019
Canada press conference for Up with People

The 383-year-old Ivy League institution of Harvard has enrolled some of the world’s most prestigious students, including Malia Obama and Chelsea Clinton. What do these two women have in common? Aside from being the daughters of former United States Presidents, both of these women also have taken a gap year. We’ve seen a dramatic change in the way young adults pursue their higher education. More and more students are taking a semester off from college to travel and explore other options available to them. Up with People has been providing a gap year program for students since 1965, in hopes

Read More

Topics: Gap Year Abroad

Where Are They Now: Interview with Alumnus, Eric Miles

Posted by Up with People on October 16, 2019
Eric Miles

Eric Miles is an inspiring alumnus who traveled in Up with People in 1992. His experience in Up with People provided him the opportunity to immerse himself into new cultures and truly see the diversity in the world we live in. Eric now works for Full Sail University, owns two businesses, and has partnered with several other companies in the financial and entertainment world. He studied acting at Mansfield University and has acted in several shows including Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers, Kenan and Kel, and many others. Thanks to his generosity, Eric has shared his story about his time traveling

Read More

Topics: Alumni Features