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MEET THE CAST MONDAY: Anna from Germany

Posted by Up with People on May 14, 2018

 “Up with People is an amazing experience and the only program where you can travel, perform and inspire so many people at the same time and you can make long life connections with people from all around the world.”          How will you keep hope alive? “I see the positive side in everything. I try to inspire young people to believe in themselves and their capability of achieving their dreams or changing their lives.”

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Topics: "On The Road"

Tips For Raising A Global Child

Posted by Up with People on May 14, 2018

It’s easy to get lost in the weeds of information out there about good parenting. At the end of the day we simply want what’s best for our kids. As our children prepare for college, and enter the workforce it’s easy to overlook soft skills that are critical to cross-cultural competence and communication. Developing a global mindset is extremely important in today’s interconnected and globalized economies. But how do we raise a global child? How do we prepare our kids to be ready for the real world we live in? In the spirit of Mother’s Day we asked the parents …

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad, Study Abroad, Volunteering Abroad

MEET THE CAST MONDAY: Hidde from The Netherlands

Posted by Up with People on May 7, 2018

“Young adults are the ones who have the future in our hands. We are the future leaders. The ones who are going to keep this world alive. The ones who are making a difference. We can take what has been done wrong and fix it. This makes us the ones who responsible for making the world the best it can be.”      How will you keep hope alive? “I will keep hope alive by, being kind and respectful to everyone I meet, even if I have a different opinion. I will be true to myself and won’t let others change …

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Topics: "On The Road"

Music and Mental Health: A Powerful Force For Social Change

Posted by Up with People on May 3, 2018

Music is, has been, and always will be a powerful social change agent. Music has long been used by movements seeking social change because it speaks to everyone. It’s the universal language that can inspire and be the voice that gets through even the thickest of walls. When problem solvers get together, music often plays a role in their strategic solutions. Music has the ability to expand our horizons and open our minds to new ideas. May marks Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. The purpose of this social movement is to raise awareness and educate the public …

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Topics: Music That Matters, Music and Performance

MEET THE CAST MONDAY: Sofie from Sweden

Posted by Up with People on April 30, 2018

What are you excited for this semester? “I am most excited about all the connections we are going to make with so many different people from all around the world, and the positive impact we can have in the communities we visit.” What do you hope to learn this semester? “To learn to take things as they come. There are so many things in life that we can not control, and after this semester I hope that I have learned to accept that.”            How will you keep hope alive? “I will keep hope alive by always looking at the …

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Topics: "On The Road"

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