“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 …Read More
Topics: "On The Road"
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 …Read More
Topics: "On The Road", Gap Year Abroad, Study Abroad, Volunteering Abroad
Attending university for many students seems like a default life decision and sometimes not even a choice at all. When school doesn’t seem to fit, some simply decide to go to college even though they may need a break from traditional education. More and more, students and parents are recognizing the value in taking a break and exploring other forms of education that will provide skills for the real world. Take Josh, a member of Up with People’s Cast A 2018, who recently said, “Taking a year to see the world before I went out into it was the best …Read More
Topics: Gap Year Abroad
How do you think young people can impact the world in a positive way? “I believe that we have to be open-minded and optimistic. What we do in UWP is an amazing example. We learn to go along with so many people and we have hope that if we work all together, we can improve and empower the world.” What does the world need? “For me, the world needs to be more a happy place. There is too much hate, disrespect, prejudice, people that not feel loved, inequity in the world.” How will you keep hope alive? “I will …Read More
Topics: "On The Road"
For the first time in its history Up with People is headed to Europe’s youngest country. Cast A 2018 will arrive in Kosovo in a few days time. Why Kosovo? While Kosovo has made significant strides since her independence in 2008, this post-conflict nation still remains one of the poorest in Europe with over one-third of its population living under the poverty line and over fifty percent of its youth population unemployed. Working alongside local non-profits in Kosovo, Up with People’s Cast A 2018 along with the ‘Impact Kosovo’ program seeks to bring together and connect young leaders from around …Read More
Topics: World Tour News