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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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Topics: "On The Road"

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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Topics: Insider

Meet the Cast Monday: Brody from Texas

Posted by Up with People on April 1, 2019

Meet Brody, A First Semester Cast Member in Up with People from Texas! Get to know Brody during his time on the road in the cast of Up with People with an exclusive interview in this week’s Meet the Cast Monday! Are there experiences in Up with People that have specifically impacted you? For me, having the opportunity to go out into communities and see the change I’m making is what makes it all worth the while for me. What’s your favorite song to perform? My favorite song to perform in the show is ‘Home’ because my majors are biology …

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Topics: "On The Road"

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