Meet the Cast Monday: Quinn from Bermuda

Posted by Up with People on September 9, 2019

This week, we would love to introduce you to Quinn, a second semester traveler and study abroad student in Up with People from Bermuda. Why did she decide to return for a second semester? See what her experience has been like on the road! Why did you decide to travel in Up with People? “When I was in my senior year of high school, my friend Angelis Hunt was telling me about Camp Up With People. Around the same time in my life, an admissions representative from Up with People came to my drama class to do a presentation about …

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My Host Family Experience in Up with People

Posted by Up with People on September 4, 2019

In 1987, 22-year-old Rich Calabrese traveled as a cast member in Up with People. During his time on the road, he stayed with a host family in Hamme, Belgium during their European tour. This is where he met the VanHoof family who was once his host family and has now become a part of his life-long, chosen ‘family.’ We wanted to find out about his experience staying with his host family, and how he still manages to keep in touch with them after all of these years. What was your initial meeting experience like with your host family? “Very pleasant. …

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad

5 Fundraising Ideas on a Budget

Posted by Up with People on August 30, 2019

In the words of John Denver, “All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go.” With all of the excitement for starting your gap year traveling abroad, there may be a part missing within the big picture. How will you afford to travel? While there are  many scholarship and grant opportunities available, they  may not cover your entire cost as well as some of your day-to-day expenses. Instead of spending a ton of money on fundraising, here are some inexpensive and budget-friendly ideas to help you raise the money you need to fund your semester off from college. 1. Peer-to-Peer …

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Part 2: My Daughter’s Year Abroad

Posted by Up with People on August 28, 2019
Study abroad group in Up with People with their professors

We are kicking off part two of our gap year series by sharing an interview we had with Kristin, the mother of a gap year traveler in Up with People. Kristin’s daughter, Ivy, was a year-long Study Abroad student in the program. If you haven’t read part one of our series, click here to learn more about Ivy’s perspective as a traveler in the program.  Kristin, Ivy’s Mom Ivy with her mom, Kristin, and family As a parent of a traveler, what was the deciding factor for you to have Ivy join the Up with People program? “It has been …

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Topics: Study Abroad

Part 1: A Year Abroad with Ivy

Posted by Up with People on August 21, 2019

What’s it like to be a traveler in Up with People? Ivy from Texas gave a testimonial about her gap year traveling in Up with People. As a participant in the Study Abroad program, Ivy talks about not only the knowledge she gained from her teacher, but also about the personal growth she experienced during her time abroad. Ivy from Texas   As a traveler, what was the reason behind choosing Up with People as your Study Abroad program? “I grew up hearing about Up with People from some of my cousins who are alumni of the program. It instantly …

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad