Up with People’s Blog Goes Silent Today in Observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day

Posted by Up with People on April 12, 2018

Up with People’s weekly blog post goes silent today in observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day in the United States. For more information on Holocaust Remembrance Day and its significance please visit – Why We Remember the Holocaust from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Photo Courtesy Of            

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How To Be An Amazing House Guest

Posted by Up with People on April 5, 2018

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 …

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Make Your Voice Heard

Posted by Dale Penny on March 30, 2018

“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 …

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Tested Traveler Tips On Avoiding Jet Lag

Posted by Up with People on March 22, 2018

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 …

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Top 13 Tips For Successful Event Planning

Posted by Up with People on March 15, 2018

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 …

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