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.”Read More
Topics: "On The Road"
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 …Read More
Topics: Gap Year Abroad, Study Abroad
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.”Read More
Topics: "On The Road"
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 …Read More
Topics: Study Abroad
Up with People President and CEO, Dale Penny, answers questions during a recent cast tour. Dear Up with People friends, Sometimes I’m asked, “In a world with all the needs, the divisions, the violence and fear, why does Up with People exist?” What does a “musical program” have to add at a time like this? My response is those are exactly the reasons Up with People is more important today than it has ever been! When has it been more critical? Nelson Mandela once said, “It is so easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who …Read More
Topics: Insider, Music That Matters