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My Host Family Experience in Up with People

Posted by Up with People on April 26, 2019

What It’s Like To Stay With A Host Family Abroad Up with People cast members explore the city on their host family day. Have you ever hosted someone from another country in your home? Whether you are taking in an exchange student or have a traveler needing to sleep on your couch for a day, being a host family is one of the most rewarding experiences not just for the family hosting, but for the person being hosted too! When the cast of Up with People travels during their international tour, each member will stay with a host family as …

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Topics: "On The Road"

Up with People Alumni – Where Are They Now? Interview with Charles Henry

Posted by Up with People on April 24, 2019

This month’s ‘Where Are They Now?’ interview features Up with People alumnus Charles Henry. Charles traveled in the mid-90’s with Up with People. In addition to being a true rock-star in Las Vegas, he has also produced three of our most recent hit songs: Home, Roller Coaster (Won’t Let You Go), and It Begins With Us. We are proud to continue working with Charles, and happy to feature him this month. Where are you originally from? “I grew up in Henderson, NV just outside of Las Vegas in the United States.” When did you travel in Up with People? “I …

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Meet the Cast Monday: Juliette from Belgium

Posted by Up with People on April 22, 2019

Meet Juliette, a Traveling Cast Member from Belgium in Up with People! Juliette from Belgium, a 2nd Semester Cast Member in Up with People What were you doing before coming to Up with People? “I had just graduated college this past June as an elementary school teacher. I studied in Belgium for four years and joined Up with People in July 2018. Up with People gives a lot of opportunities to discover new things. While I was traveling in my first semester, it felt like I was keeping my head above water trying to absorb all of the experiences. It …

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Topics: "On The Road"

Travel Abroad in Up with People – Now Accepting Applications!

Posted by Up with People on April 19, 2019

From hiking the mountains of Colorado to eating the delicious chocolate in Belgium, the cast of Up with People is making their way throughout the world working hard to keep hope alive. The cast has met many amazing people and has volunteered hundreds of hours along the way. It’s hard to believe that the tour is almost halfway over! It doesn’t stop there. Up with People tours twice a year throughout different parts of the world, and we’re excited to share with all of you that we are now accepting applications! If you are interested in taking a semester off …

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad

Unique Easter Celebrations in Mexico

Posted by Up with People on April 17, 2019
Up with People cast performs in Mexico during Easter

As the cast of Up with People continues their tour throughout Mexico, a special holiday that holds great significance to the Mexican culture is happening at the same time. Easter in Mexico is an extremely important holiday where most people will get an entire week off of work to celebrate, pray and partake in the festivities that go on throughout the country. Schools and often businesses will close as well throughout the observance. Easter is usually a two-week celebration for the entire country. Why is this so important to their culture? According to World Religion News, 81% of Mexico’s adult …

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