A Letter from the President & CEO

Posted by Dale Penny on June 20, 2018

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 …

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Topics: Insider, Music That Matters

MEET THE CAST MONDAY: Lucien from RI, United States

Posted by Up with People on June 18, 2018

What are you excited to share with your host families on tour? “My knowledge about farm life, and material fabrication. They are things that I have a lot of experience with, and as such are things I love sharing with new people.” How will you keep hope alive? “By seeing the good in all the little things. Keeping a positive mindset and always trying to help people bring out the best in themselves.”

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Topics: "On The Road"

Father and Son Travel To Kosovo

Posted by Up with People on June 14, 2018

In many countries around the world Father’s Day is just around the corner. In honor of dads everywhere, we’ve interviewed Rodney, a proud father, who just had the chance to travel with his son, Ross, to Kosovo with Up with People’s Impact Program. Happy Father’s Day to everyone, no matter where or when you celebrate dad around the world! How was your trip to Kosovo? What were some highlights? “Kosovo was much an unknown destination. What most appealed to me was that it was not a tourist destination.  The only time I have heard of it was when my co-worker’s …

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Topics: Insider

MEET THE CAST MONDAY: Corinne from Switzerland    

Posted by Up with People on June 11, 2018

What are you looking forward to the most on your travels in Up with People? “I’m looking forward to new adventures and a lot of new friends from all over the world. Also to growing into a more confident person than I am know and find my real me.”          How will you keep hope alive? “.”

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Topics: "On The Road"

Short-Term Study Abroad

Posted by up with people on June 7, 2018

A fast-growing segment in the study-abroad market is the short term (one- to two-week) study abroad option, often falling just after Spring term at many colleges and universities. According to the 2017 Open Doors® Report on Study Abroad short-term study abroad participation has grown over the past 5 years. The reasons for this increase include mounting education costs and more demanding academic requirements leaving many students feeling like a short program is all they can squeeze in. A new and unique offering in this segment is the two-week program offered by Arizona State University, in partnership with one of the …

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Topics: Study Abroad, Volunteering Abroad