22 Scholarships & Grants for Your Semester Off from College

Posted by Up with People on May 31, 2019
Group of young women in the cast of Up with People

Taking a semester off to travel, volunteer and perform in Up with People is an extremely exciting time in a person’s life. Getting ready to hop on a plane to a new destination where you will impact people from different countries all over the world is priceless. However, any gap year program will come at a cost. The good news is that there are plenty of opportunities for financial aid, grants and scholarships to help pay for your travels. We recently shared a post for parents who are looking to help save money on our study abroad program through tax …

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad

Just One Thing: A Message from Dale Penny

Posted by Up with People on May 29, 2019

Scene from the movie “City Slickers” Curly:   Do you know what the secret of life is?                                                                                             Mitch: No, what? Curly:   Holds up one finger) This. Mitch:  Your finger? Curly:   One thing. Just one thing. Mitch: That’s great, but what’s the one thing?                                                                            Curly:   (smiles)  That’s what you have to find out.      In the 1991 movie starring Billy Crystal and Jack Palance, the grizzled cowhand advises the young city slicker to find his most important thing in life. I’ve been thinking about that recently as I look at the most important issues in the world right now. If …

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1-4-3 Day: A Day of Good Deeds and Love

Posted by Up with People on May 22, 2019
Up with People cast volunteer abroad in Europe

“You’ve made this day a special day, by just your being you. There’s no person in the whole world like you, and I like you just the way you are.” – Fred Rogers In Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, kindness and compassion have resonated through his television show to millions of public viewers around the United States. For those of you that have never heard of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, it was a half-hour educational television series for children hosted by Fred Rogers. He discussed various issues through music, crafts and puppets to help young children learn about self-love and acceptance at an …

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Meet the Cast Monday: Carson from Montana

Posted by Up with People on May 20, 2019

We had the chance to sit down with Carson, a cast member in Up with People from Montana, to learn more about his life before and after traveling abroad in the program.  What are some of your interests and passions? “I really enjoy singing and performing. Being outdoors is very enjoyable to me whether it’s working, playing sports or camping with friends.”  What is your role in Up with People? “This is my first semester traveling in the program. As far as a role, I’d consider myself as an ally and a friend to those around me. If anyone needs …

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Topics: "On The Road"

World Day for Cultural Diversity

Posted by Up with People on May 17, 2019
Up with People young adults volunteering in Europe

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is a internationally recognized holiday created by the United Nations. In November of 2001, The United Nations General Assembly decided that this day would be recognized every year on May 21. The day is meant to promote education and awareness surrounding major global issues. What is Day for Cultural Diversity? Also known as Diversity Day, this day was created to help communities all around the world understand the current issues surrounding the cultural divide in our world. It is also a day to educate others on the value of cultural diversity …

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