10 Tips to Overcome Stage Fright

Posted by Up with People on December 27, 2017

Up with People cast members have performed in thousands of shows for hundreds of thousands of people over the last 50+ years. Many of our participants experience stage fright before stepping out in front of large audiences. In fact, public speaking is the #1 fear of most human beings! Those affected by stage fright experience dry mouth, rapid breathing, increased heart rate, trembling hands and nausea. If you dread the thought of getting up in front of a group of people and performing, you are not alone. Most people would rather get the flu than perform or speak in public.  Performance anxiety can also negatively affect your …

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Topics: Insider, Music and Performance

How To Choose A Study Abroad Destination

Posted by Up with People Study Abroad on December 21, 2017

Studying abroad can be an incredible experience no matter where you go. Perhaps you already have a location in mind. But if you are like most of the hundreds of thousands of students who want to study abroad every year, you may not know where to go or even where to begin. It’s critical to make an informed decision before enrolling in a program. Above all else you should go! Many times the number of countries and choices can lead to a sort of study abroad paralysis but don’t let that stop you. Time is not on your side when it comes …

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Topics: Study Abroad

Political Polarization Got You Down? Pope Francis and Andrea Bocelli Find Hope In Young People

Posted by Up with People on December 14, 2017

No matter where you live in the world, it seems politics is bringing out the worst in us. Watching the news can leave one disillusioned and depressed at the state of things. Political polarization pits neighbor against neighbor. Simply having a civil conversation doesn’t even seem possible anymore. According to the Pew Research Center, politics has divided us more than at any other point in the last two decades. These trends manifest themselves in a myriad of negative ways, both in politics and in everyday life.  Is there hope? If so, where can we find it? Pope Francis and Andrea Bocelli have both recently met …

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Topics: World Tour News

On the Road: Inspiring Youth in Donaueschingen, Germany [VIDEO]

Posted by Up with People on November 30, 2017

Our casts perform for people of all ages all across the globe, yet the most receptive audiences may be some of the youngest — elementary, middle, or high school students who have yet to make their mark on the world. Their ears are eager to listen, their eyes glimmer with hope, and their hands are ready to work to make the world a better place. The youth of Donaueschingen, Germany, were no exception. OUR CAST STRIVES TO BE POSITIVE ROLE MODELS FOR STUDENTS In Donaueschingen, cast members hosted a workshop, seen in the video below, at Kaufmännische und Hauswirtschaftliche Schulen …

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Topics: "On The Road"

What Makes Up with People Different from Other Gap Year Programs?

Posted by Up with People on November 28, 2017

Every day is full during an Up with People tour — full of travel, volunteer activities, and cultural experiences. It is an opportunity unlike any other. Twice per year, each fall and spring, young adults age 17-29 from a variety of backgrounds have the opportunity to travel the globe with our organization, bring positive change to the world and encourage others to do the same. But what makes Up with People unique? Let’s explore and breakdown how service, culture, and performance are just a glimpse of what makes Up with People different from other gap year programs. LAYERING OF CULTURES …

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad, Study Abroad