There are many times when you may stay in someone else’s home for the night. It may be when you stay with family, friends, or with a host family during a study abroad or gap year program. Being an amazing house guest will leave you and your host family with a great and memorable experience! How To Be An Amazing House Guest: Learn The House Rules. It’s important to learn rules that they expect you to follow while staying in their house. They may have curfews, quiet times, or other rules. Be respectful and follow them. Help Out. Offer to help …Read More
Topics: "On The Road", Insider
“The temptation to silence young people has always existed. There are many ways to silence young people and make them invisible… There are many ways to sedate them, to keep them from getting involved, to make their dreams flat and dreary, petty and plaintive. Dear young people, you have it in you to shout. It is up to you not to keep quiet.” – Pope Francis, St. Peter’s Square, Sunday Address, March 25, 2018 Up with People was born in the midst of the 1960’s, a time of turbulence and division when young people were raising their voices for social …Read More
The enemy of all travelers far and wide, jet lag can ruin the first days of your trip abroad. Symptoms of jet lag include extreme tiredness, insomnia, anxiety, headache and irritability. The amount of time it takes to recover from jet lag usually depends on the number of time zones one has crossed, but fear not! There are things you can do to avoid jet lag altogether. We asked some of Up with People’s most seasoned travelers how they avoid jet lag. Before your next big trip consider the following advice and you might just avoid the effects of jet lag! How …Read More
Topics: "On The Road"
Up with People puts on events both big and small each year and this couldn’t happen without a dedicated team and years of experience. So how does one pull off successful events? Up with People’s big events like our annual gala in Denver, Colorado requires organizing a cocktail hour, silent auction, three-course meal, special appeal paddle raise, and a dynamic performance by Up with People cast members. These tips can help anyone pull off an incredible event! 1. Take care of yourself. You’re not helping anyone or the event if you don’t put yourself first (and many people would tell me …Read More
For 53 years Up with People has been reaching communities and people across the globe through our music, our message and our service. Cast A 2018 just hit the road this week, and as they begin their journey we wanted to offer up ways each of us can have a positive impact in our own communities. Not only do we serve our mission through the activities of our international touring casts, but many of Up with People’s 22,000+ alumni continue to make a positive difference in the world long after their tour has ended. We know one thing for sure, the more each of us …Read More
Topics: Volunteering Abroad