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Meet the Cast Monday: Andreas from Germany

Posted by Up with People on February 18, 2019

Meet Up with People Cast Member, Andreas From Germany! “I found out about Up with People through my mom. She saw a show in 1992 and always kept it in her mind. When they went to Hamburg a year ago, I went to see the show and could imagine myself doing it.”  What’s something you hope to gain out of this semester? “I want to work on having a stronger personality because I’ve always wanted to work on that since middle school, but I also try to become a better person through all the things we’re doing. I’m also excited …

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Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day

Posted by Up with People on February 13, 2019

Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17th! A random act of kindness is a non-premeditated, inconsistent action designed to offer kindness towards the outside world. It is a random and unexpected good deed which will surprise those on the receiving end of the act. It’s easy to lose hope in a world full of bad news. Faith in humanity seems to be at an all time low. But we are inspired by the young people Up with People gets to meet and send out into the world every semester. We know first hand that small acts of kindness …

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Meet the Cast Monday: Black History Month with Shawna, Malala, & Lenard from the United States

Posted by Up with People on February 11, 2019

Meet Shawna, Malala, & Lenard from the United States! Shawna Invited Her Fellow Cast Mates to Join Her In A Special Presentation She Created In Honor of Black History Month.  Because Of The Great Work They Did, We Wanted To Feature A Few Individuals Who Participated. The Up with People cast is a diversified group of young adults from various countries all over the world who travel, volunteer, and perform as an international cast. The first event they participated in this semester was the Martin Luther King Jr. Marade in Denver, Colorado (view the video recap here!). We believe that …

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5 Unique Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Posted by Up with People on February 6, 2019

The typical way to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the United States includes giving gifts of candies in heart shaped boxes, flowers and perhaps a romantic dinner. Valentine’s Day has been around since the year 496, thought to have originated from a Roman festival called Lupercalia that celebrated the beginning of spring. This ancient holiday means many different things around the world so why not ditch the typical celebrations and spice things up this year with some unique ways to show your loved ones you care. Pay It Forward Studies show that couples who volunteer together, stay together. Surprise your loved …

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Meet the Cast Monday: Kaede from Japan

Posted by Up with People on February 4, 2019

Meet Kaede From Japan, a First Semester Participant in Up with People! QUICK FACTS: Degree: Literature and International Relations Interests & Passions: Education, International Exchange    What’s something you’re passionate about? Education and traveling. For me, it’s interesting how many things you can find in the world to connect to. Many times, the differences and types of barriers help me grow into myself, or help me make a decision, or even feel comfortable. Seeing the world is very important and it’s a great way of growing up. I’ve always been interested since I was very young. I was intrigued by the …

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