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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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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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In Memory of Alumna, Lori Gilbert-Kaye

Posted by Up with People on April 29, 2019

Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was killed in a shooting at a San Diego County synagogue on April 27, 2019. Beloved Up with People alumna from 76A. Dear Fellow Alumni, The senseless and tragic shooting at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in California on Saturday was yet another in an ongoing series of attacks on houses of worship – Jewish, Christian and Muslim – throughout the world in recent days. Once again we grieve for the killed and injured while we honor those who responded with bravery to stop the carnage. On Saturday, the victim and the hero were the same person, …

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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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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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