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Are Study Abroad Programs Tax Deductible?

Posted by Up with People on May 10, 2019

Thinking about traveling for a semester in a study abroad program? Travel is experiential education in its purest form. It broadens the mind, and exposes us to learning opportunities that we couldn’t encounter at home. Up with People’s study abroad students recognize the significance of this, and take advantage of two added bonuses. Earning college credit for their travel Taking advantage of the fact that a large portion of their program fee may be tax deductible! What is the study abroad program in Up with People? Study abroad group with their professors during the Spring, 2019 tour of Up with …

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5 Heartwarming Celebrations for Mother’s Day Around the World

Posted by Up with People on May 8, 2019
Cast members in Up with People with their host family

Mother’s Day in the United States is just around the corner, but how do other countries around the world celebrate the wonderful women in our lives each year? “He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone   Grace, a current cast member in Up with People, with her host mom. Mother’s Day is coming up fast in the United States. Every year, this national holiday is celebrated by sons, daughters, husbands and wives to express their love and appreciation for the women who …

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Meet the Cast Monday: Daniel from Mexico

Posted by Up with People on May 6, 2019

Meet Daniel, A Cast Member in Up with People from Mexico! Daniel from Mexico, cast and band member in Up with People What made you join Up with People? I had hosted Promotion Representatives when Up with People came to my city a year ago in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. I found out that Up with People was working towards issues that I found important and I wanted to work on myself. Traveling has always been a must for me in the sense of having a deeper understanding in certain issues and really internalizing different ways of thinking. What has …

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Topics: "On The Road"

Highlights from the Up with People Tour in Mexico – Next Up, Europe!

Posted by Up with People on May 3, 2019
Cast of Up with People taking a self defense class in Mexico

It has been such an exciting time for the cast of Up with People. After several weeks in the United States and another few weeks in Mexico, the cast has finally made their way to Europe! The arrival of the cast in Mexico was long-anticipated thanks to an overnight flight delay on their transition from the United States. The cast arrived in Celaya around 9:00 PM and was swept away by the enthusiasm of their host families. The following day, the Club Rotario Celaya sponsored a taco stand and mariachi band to welcome the cast with singing, dancing, and overall …

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Topics: "On The Road"

What Exactly Is Cinco de Mayo and How Is It Celebrated?

Posted by Up with People on May 1, 2019
Cinco de Mayo traditions in Mexico

The cast of Up with People had so much to celebrate during Easter week in Mexico, but left for Europe just before another fun and exciting holiday, Cinco de Mayo! Here’s a question for you: Do you know why people celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Many people mistaken this day for being Mexico’s Independence Day. The real Independence Day is celebrated on September 16 when the independence movement started in 1810. May 5 actually commemorates Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 which is 41 years after the country’s independence. What is the Battle of …

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