Earth Day 2019: Join the World’s Largest Environmental Movement

Posted by Up with People on April 12, 2019

Young adults planting trees for earth day

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 …

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Seven Benefits From Volunteering Abroad

Posted by Up with People on April 10, 2019

Patrick Sanders standing in front of Miracle House

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 …

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Topics: Volunteering Abroad

Meet the Cast Monday: Sophi from Mexico

Posted by Up with People on April 8, 2019

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 …

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7 Tips to Fundraise Your Travels Abroad

Posted by Up with People on April 5, 2019

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 …

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World Health Day 2019: What Is It and How Can You Get Involved?

Posted by Up with People on April 3, 2019

World Health Day 2019

Join the World Health Organization this year on April 7, 2019 in celebrating World Health Day. Every year on April 7, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World Health Day as a way to promote awareness and advocacy towards different health related issues. WHO has diligently worked for over 50 years to shed light on themes such as mental health, climate change, maternal and child care. The hope is to turn people’s attention towards these concerns throughout the world that goes beyond a singular day of recognition. Up with People believes in developing our youth to become positive agents of …

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