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 …

Read More

Topics: Insider

Where Are They Now? Interview with Alumna Jill Teas

Posted by Up with People on May 15, 2019

Up with People Alumni all over the world are taking their experiences in the program and applying them to their personal and professional lives. Just like Jill Teas, the co-founder and musical director of Voices Rock, Denver’s original adult rock choir. We had the chance to talk to Jill about her time traveling on tour and how it has impacted her life, in more ways than one. Where are you originally from? “I am originally from Lewiston, Idaho.” When did you travel in Up with People? What was your role? “I traveled in Up with People as a cast member in …

Read More

Topics: Insider

Meet the Cast Monday: Nicole from Bermuda

Posted by Up with People on May 13, 2019

In This Week’s Meet the Cast Monday, Meet Nicole, A Cast Member in Up with People from Bermuda!   What were you doing before you joined Up with People? “I was working at a retail store called ‘Making Waves.’ I had just graduated high school this past May.” What have you learned from your experience in the program so far? “I have learned that there are a lot of different ways to look at the world and you have the choice to choose whether it is positive or negative. I like that people here choose to look at the positive …

Read More

Topics: "On The Road"

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 …

Read More

Topics: Study Abroad

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 …

Read More

Topics: Insider