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.”Read More
Topics: "On The Road"
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 …Read More
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? “.”Read More
Topics: "On The Road"
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 …Read More
Topics: Study Abroad, Volunteering Abroad
Karin, from the Netherlands, has been an Up with People (UWP) host family since she was a baby. Her parents have hosted 13 students over the past 36 years. “We learned from them that it is okay to be yourself. They accept you for who you are,” said Karin. “They even helped with English homework.” She loved seeing the UWP show and learning about the cast members’ cultures. She remembers learning about Halloween and baking cookies with her host sisters. Years later, she wondered about UWP and looked at our website. She was surprised to find that a touring cast …Read More