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World Health Day 2019: What Is It and How Can You Get Involved?

Posted by Up with People on April 3, 2019
World Health Day 2019

Join the World Health Organization this year on April 7, 2019 in celebrating World Health Day. Every year on April 7, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World Health Day as a way to promote awareness and advocacy towards different health related issues. WHO has diligently worked for over 50 years to shed light on themes such as mental health, climate change, maternal and child care. The hope is to turn people’s attention towards these concerns throughout the world that goes beyond a singular day of recognition. Up with People believes in developing our youth to become positive agents of …

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Meet the Cast Monday: Brody from Texas

Posted by Up with People on April 1, 2019

Meet Brody, A First Semester Cast Member in Up with People from Texas! Get to know Brody during his time on the road in the cast of Up with People with an exclusive interview in this week’s Meet the Cast Monday! Are there experiences in Up with People that have specifically impacted you? For me, having the opportunity to go out into communities and see the change I’m making is what makes it all worth the while for me. What’s your favorite song to perform? My favorite song to perform in the show is ‘Home’ because my majors are biology …

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Culture Shock – Tips for First Time Travelers to Mexico

Posted by Up with People on March 27, 2019

For many Up with People cast members, joining our international tour is their very first time traveling outside of their home country. This means experiencing cultural shock is an inevitable part of their journey. While it may sound like a lot to handle, culture shock is actually an incredible experience someone can have throughout their international travels. Culture shock is defined as “the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes.” So how can something that sounds so daunting be so good for you? We’ll give you …

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Meet the Cast Monday: Julia from Arizona

Posted by Up with People on March 25, 2019

Meet Julia from Arizona in the United States! Julia Performs the Role of ‘Hope’ in the Up with People Live on Tour Show! Why did you join Up with People? “Up with People was introduced to me when they came to my choir in school. Originally it was pitched to me as a choir and performing arts tour, and that intrigued me. Then I was told it also included community service as well as traveling with people who I would probably get very close with. All of it sounded perfect, a mix of things that are wonderful. I was immediately …

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Celebrating International World Water Day on March 22 Around the World

Posted by Up with People on March 22, 2019
World Water Day sign for 2019

Every year on March 22nd, the world comes together to recognize International World Water Day to create awareness and advocate for Sustainable Development Goal 6: “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030.” In 1993, The United Nations General Assembly designated the 22nd of March as the very first World Water Day. The day was originally created to help tackle the water crisis around the world, especially for marginalized groups of people facing discrimination, or continue to be overlooked when it comes to having access to clean water. This year’s theme for the international day …

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