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On the Road: Learning About Living With Disabilities in Querétaro, Mexico [VIDEO]

Posted by Up with People on November 10, 2017

One of the best ways to really learn is through firsthand exposure. There’s something about participating versus listening that makes a message more memorable and meaningful. That’s exactly what our cast learned when they traveled to Querétaro, Mexico, where Universidad Anáhuac Querétaro served as a global classroom that helped our group truly understand inequalities through experiential learning. EQUALITY FOR ALL At the university, there is only one elevator with an inadequate ramp system to accommodate those with disabilities. For a student with a wheelchair, the only way to get to the second floor is to be carried up the stairs. …

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Topics: "On The Road"

Study Abroad Internships: Up with People’s Unique Opportunities

Posted by Up with People on November 7, 2017

In today’s competitive job landscape, an internship or assistantship may offer you the opportunity to stand out from the crowd. From professional networking to time management and teamwork, internships allow you the time to explore your passions and gain valuable skills before making an important career decision. While touring with Up with People, our cast members have the opportunity to not only learn about other cultures through singing and volunteerism, but also prepare for their professional careers through interning. Our internship and assistantship programs can help advance your resume and start/expand on your work experience. We host three rounds of internships …

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Topics: Study Abroad

On the Road: UWP Cast Brings Hope After Tragedy in Naucalpan, Mexico [VIDEO]

Posted by Up with People on November 2, 2017

As an organization, we strive to inspire others around the globe. When we heard about the devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico only two weeks before our cast was scheduled to visit, we knew we had to help in any way we could. So, we altered plans in order to make the biggest impact toward the relief efforts. “This is a time when people are hurting and it’s really good to have the cast here to help,” says Misael Oliver, an Up with People Tour and Admissions Manager in Mexico. According to Misael, many people and numerous organizations were …

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Topics: "On The Road"

Life After High School: 5 Alternatives to Traditional University for My Teen

Posted by Up with People on October 31, 2017

Not everyone is ready to go to university right after high school…and that’s okay. In fact, taking a gap year before committing time and funds to higher education is becoming more and more common. While there are no exact numbers on how many young adults are opting for a gap year, the Gap Year Association says that interest and enrollment in gap year programs is growing substantially and they have seen gap year fair attendance increase by 294 percent since 2010. Just ask Malia Obama, daughter of Barack Obama, President Emeritus of the United States, who spent her gap yearvolunteering and visiting …

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad

How to Make the Most of Your Gap Year Adventure

Posted by Up with People on October 25, 2017

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to go after one of the best educational opportunities around today – the Gap Year. Gap Years, especially between high school and university, have been increasing in popularity across the globe for a very good reason – they give you the chance to get a better sense of who you are and what you want to do before completing your formal education. As a matter of fact, many of the world’s top universities are promoting Gap Years as an important piece of a young adult’s educational experience, and some are even offering scholarships! Stepping out …

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad

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