Earth Day 2020 – Guest Post on Climate Change

Posted by Up with People on April 22, 2020

  Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day around the world. While we may not all be able to go outside and participate in ways we have in the past, there are many ways that we are all connecting, contributing, and digitally working to remove our carbon footprint. Bri Thompson from New York is a cast member of A 2020 and Yassine Chentouf from Bermuda traveled in both B 2019 and A 2020. Their tour was cancelled early due to COVID-19. (Learn more about our Up with People Emergency GoFundMe here). In doing their part to be a part of …

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Topics: World Tour News

11 Virtual Fundraising Ideas

Posted by Up with People on April 14, 2020

People all over the world are looking for new ways to connect with one another in a virtual way. As you prepare for your gap year traveling in Up with People, it’s time to start thinking outside of the box to help you raise money. Online fundraisers allow you to be creative and innovative with your fundraising tactics. As one of the more popular ways to help you raise funds for your travel program in Up with People, here are some ideas to help get you started. Host a virtual concert, performance, or talent show with a link to a …

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad

Up with People Cast Virtually Connects with Students from Hopi Nation

Posted by Up with People on April 13, 2020

  The cast of the Up with People Spring 2020 tour may have all headed home early, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t continuing to stay connected! From sharing their #IWillShareHope videos on social media to having multiple calls throughout the week with one another, the cast of young international global citizens are constantly finding ways to keep hope alive. This week, Up with People travelers from Europe, Bermuda, and the United States had the chance to speak with students from the Hopi Nation about their culture and experience. Prior to the Spring 2020 tour ending, the cast had an …

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Topics: Up with People News

Up with People – Staying Connected Through Social Media

Posted by Up with People on March 30, 2020

These last few weeks have truly been about processing and trying to adapt to the drastic changes of what our daily lives now look like.  Yet despite the darkness, we have been so happy to see so many people shining their light to keep hope alive on social media! Up with People wants to unite everyone during this time and to continue growing our community to those who need a little extra hope. Join us for ways to stay virtually connected through: #IWillShareHope Challenges!  Be a part of a growing community of individuals who are expressing themselves and sharing hope …

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Topics: Up with People News

Meet the Cast Monday: Bertil from Denmark

Posted by Up with People on March 9, 2020

On this week’s edition of Meet the Cast Monday, we would love for you to meet one of our newest gap year travelers, Bertil from Denmark! What is your name, where are you from, and what semester is this for you? “Hey! My name is Bertil Vestergård Laier. I am 19-years-old and come from a small village that goes under the amazing name of Kvols. It’s right between two big cities called Viborg and Skive. I have lived there my whole life. This is my first semester traveling in Up with People.” What are some of your hobbies back at …

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Topics: Meet the Cast