This Week, Meet Up with People Cast Member, Michael from Colorado, USA! As Michael continues his semester traveling in Up with People, he shares his story with us on what he hopes to gain from the program. Michael H. from the United States, 1st Semester Cast Member in Up with People In what ways have you seen yourself grow while being in Up with People? “I believe I’ve grown very much so far. It’s hard to explain how much exactly, but I’ve noticed I’ve become much more open and consider myself more of an outgoing person since joining the program. …Read More
Topics: "On The Road"
How Can You Participate in Earth Day? Do you love the world we live in? So do we! Join us in participating in Earth Day 2019. This year’s theme is ‘Protect Our Species’ where the goal is to educate the world on how human activity is causing a greater risk for millions of our plant and wildlife species that currently exist. Earth Day Network, the global organizers of Earth Day, is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement with more than 75,000 partners in nearly 192 countries worldwide. Since Earth Day’s beginning on April 22, 1970, many environmental laws …Read More
It’s hard to imagine a world outside of your backyard until you start to travel. Traveling in general can be an entirely new experience that allows you to learn a lot about yourself with great opportunity for personal growth. Volunteering abroad takes traveling to a completely new level and is, simply put, life changing. Up with People cast members travel to various places throughout North America and Europe every semester volunteering in local cities to spread the mission of the organization. They collaborate with every community they visit and work together to address local issues, form community connections and make …Read More
Topics: Volunteering Abroad
This Week on Meet the Cast Monday, Get to Know Sophi! She is a second semester Up with People cast member with a passion for her home country, Mexico! What excites you about being back in your country? “I think traveling in my home country with the cast of Up with People is an incredible opportunity because I get to see it through a new set of eyes. When I’m outside of Mexico, I get to share the positive things about my country with everyone I meet. Now that I’m here, I have the opportunity to take all of the …Read More
Topics: "On The Road"
Whether you want to join a study abroad program or take a semester off and travel during college, affordability and financial responsibilities can seem a bit daunting. Don’t let this get you down! There are tons of options and resources available to you that can help you afford your dream of experiencing the world in a new and exciting way. Not sure where to start? Here are 7 ideas to help you fundraise your travels abroad. Create a website or start an online funding campaign. With the boom of peer fundraising websites like GoFundMe or Fund and Seek, there are …Read More