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Meet the Cast Monday: Aaron from Colorado, USA

Posted by Up with People on March 18, 2019

Meet Aaron, A Colorado Native and 1st Semester Traveler in Up with People! Fun Fact: Aaron Plays Drums in Up with People & Is a Recent High School Grad   How long have you been playing the drums? “I’ve been playing the drums on and off for the past four years. I used to play guitar for the band at church and we had a drummer who stopped attending, so there was just a drum set laying around. I started messing around on them. Then one day the music leader said, “Hey! Play drums this service.” Luckily, all the songs …

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Topics: "On The Road"

A Week in the Life of Up with People: YouTube & IGTV Exclusive

Posted by Up with People on March 15, 2019

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to tour in Up with People? You asked, and we’ve delivered! We’re excited to announce our new YouTube & IGTV series, A Week In the Life of Up with People! Throughout the tour, we’ll be featuring cast members, study abroad students, and members of our cast staff so you can get an inside view of life on the road. We’re stripping it down to just one person and their smartphone as they film themselves throughout the week in different parts of the world. You’ll follow students throughout their community action projects, show days …

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Topics: "On The Road"

6 Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Europe

Posted by Up with People on March 13, 2019

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 through different festivals and community activities in their home countries. No matter where you go, there are different traditions that follow suit. Originally, St. Patrick’s Day was created by the Roman Catholic Church to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, even though he originally was from Britain. Are you planning to visit Europe during the St. Patrick’s Day festivities? See where the best places are throughout Europe to dance, sing, laugh, and party in green! Dublin, Ireland The list would not be complete …

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Topics: "On The Road"

Meet the Cast Monday: Jackie from Switzerland

Posted by Up with People on March 11, 2019

Meet Jackie, a 1st Semester Cast member of Up with People from Switzerland! “Live your life because it is great, you can accomplish a lot!” Why did you decide to join Up With People? Two years ago, Up With People came to my hometown in Bulah, Switzerland. My mom told me about a show that was happening in town and asked me if I wanted to come. I have always enjoyed watching shows, so I said “Why not!” After seeing the representation of so many cultures, I thought the show was awesome, and I told myself that I wanted to …

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Topics: "On The Road"

5 Steps to Planning Your Gap Year Abroad

Posted by Up with People on March 8, 2019

Experiencing a gap year is more than just taking a few months off to travel. Sure, that can be a great benefit of a gap year, but it isn’t the whole story. We’ve decided to help you out just like we have helped thousands of other youths around the world with five steps to start planning your ultimate gap year abroad. What do you want to get out of your gap year? This is the most crucial part of planning your time off from school or work. Each person’s answer will be different. Some people want to volunteer in other …

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad

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