Young People Unite for Positive Change: Up with People Youth Programs Growing at Record Pace!

Posted by Up with People on July 5, 2018

Excerpt from speech given by Up with People President & CEO Dale Penny for Up with People Jr. Campers, Parents & Staff: After the week we’ve had, the troubling scenes we’ve been watching on TV, and the divisive language that we’ve heard from too many people throughout the country, we sometimes need an affirmation that what unites us is stronger than what divides us. What you’re going to see this afternoon [at the Up with People Jr. Show] is that affirmation. We believe young people are the best voice we have to remind us that with intentionality and with respect …

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Topics: Insider, World Tour News

MEET THE CAST MONDAY: Rodrigo from Mexico    

Posted by Up with People on July 2, 2018

What do you want the world to know about young people? “Driven by will, young people are the trajectory towards excellence powered by the wanting of chance.”           What are you excited to share with your host families on tour? “I’m excited to share my culture with them, like food, music and traditions.” How will you keep hope alive? “Hope never dies but not always is our first option to action. I’m positive that sometime what you consider small acts, may be life changing for a lot of people awaking the spark of hope for a better future for them.”

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Topics: "On The Road"

How Countries Celebrate Independence Day Around The World

Posted by Up with People on June 28, 2018

Throughout the world, countries celebrate their independence through national holidays and other cultural celebrations. From fireworks in the United States to flying kites in India, let’s take a look at how independence day is celebrated around the world. Bolivia – August 6th Bolivia throws a two-day party packed with marches, gun salutes, fireworks, music, parades and carnivals. The main event of the celebrations are the military parades on August 6th. The day is a national holiday of Bolivia locally known as Dia de la Patria. The celebrations continue for a full day especially in  the capital city of Bolivia ‘La …

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad, Study Abroad

MEET THE CAST MONDAY: Taylor from Illinois, United States

Posted by Up with People on June 25, 2018

Who has inspired you in life and why? “My parents have inspired me greatly; they always live their life with the mindset that giving to others is most important, which especially inspires me now on this tour.” How will you keep hope alive? “I will keep hope alive by remembering that every little positive action, no matter how small, makes the world a better place, and by acting on that knowledge every day of my life.”

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Topics: "On The Road"

Printable Study Abroad Packing List

Posted by Up with People on June 21, 2018

Packing for a semester or year abroad can be challenging. Especially when you have that gut feeling that you must be forgetting something! That’s why we’ve put together a handy printable checklist of the items you will need for your journey. This list includes many items that are obvious, but also some things you might not think of. When it comes to packing, especially for a tour with Up with People where you travel to a new city every week, less is more. We recommend taking only one checked bag and a backpack or duffel bag for daily use. The …

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Topics: Study Abroad