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

WILDCARD WEDNESDAY: Host Family Connections

Posted by Up with People on June 6, 2018

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 …

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Topics: Insider

MEET THE CAST MONDAY: Ally from the United States

Posted by Up with People on June 4, 2018

“One reason I think young adults should travel with UWP is because of all the experiences and connections they will make through their 6 month or 1 year tour. Not to mention the number of friends they will make from all around the world! Also, Up with People is a great place to find what you are passionate about, what burns inside of you and makes you want change. Personal growth is another big aspect, and I should know, coming from experience in my first semester.” How will you keep hope alive? “Just by being in this program and sharing …

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Topics: "On The Road"

10 Easy Travel Hacks To Make You A Better Traveler

Posted by Up with People on May 31, 2018

While travel is one of our favorite things we recognize that sometimes trips could go just a little more smoothly. These simple travel hacks can save you time, money, and at times your sense of sanity. So before heading out on your next great adventure be sure to use a few of these pro travel hacks! Use a Sunglasses Case For Power Cords The more helpful electronic devices we pack the more of a pain tangled power cords can be. There is a very simple solution! Pack an extra sunglasses case to store those power cords. This offers a lightweight …

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Topics: "On The Road", Gap Year Abroad, Study Abroad, Volunteering Abroad