On the Road: Bringing Music and Dance to Washington D.C. [VIDEO]

Posted by Up with People on October 19, 2017

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” – Billy Joel It is this same healing, explosive expression of humanity that Up with People’s cast is sharing with people across the globe on our world tour. And Washington D.C., the cast’s last stop in the United States before traveling to Mexico, was no exception. INSPIRING LIKE-MINDED YOUTH Washington D.C. was our busiest stop yet with three performances in one day – two appearances at schools and a full performance …

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Topics: "On The Road"

On the Road: The Cast Visits Camp Horizons in Virginia, USA [VIDEO]

Posted by Up with People on October 5, 2017

Music is a universal language and our cast witnessed that first hand while in Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA during Cast B 2017’s World Tour. On top of their weekly performance, they also did an acoustic promo at the Explore More Discovery Museum, a nonprofit interactive children’s museum. The museum hosted an international party to welcome all the refugees of Harrisonburg into their community. MUSIC WITH SENIORS The music continued bringing smiles to faces at Bridgewater Retirement Community, where Cast B 2017 enjoyed a drum session with the remarkable residents of the community. “Basically, one of their goals there is to make the …

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Up with People Memories: A Night with Andrea Bocelli

Posted by Up with People on October 2, 2017

Up with People has been entertaining audiences around the world for more than 50 years, yet a recent performance with Andrea Bocelli will go down as one of the more memorable evenings in our history. Bocelli’s wife personally invited Up with People to perform at “Teatro del Silenzio,” his annual charity music festival at an outdoor amphitheater near his hometown in Italy. It was such a great display of what makes Up with People so special. A select cast of alumni gathered for a week of rehearsal in the US, jumped on a plane to Italy to perform in front …

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On the Road: New Friendships in New Hampshire, USA [VIDEO]

Posted by Up with People on September 28, 2017

Friendship sees no gender, age, race or ethnicity. There are a lot of new and exciting things you can learn from different cultures and generations. That’s what Cast B 2017 learned when visiting New Hampshire, USA, on week four of Up with People’s current world tour. Watch below as our cast made a difference in the lives of those who are homeless and supported by Cross Roads House in Portsmouth. See how they brought joy to the elderly at the Edgewood Senior Center and students at Seacoast Waldorf School – a school that tries to awaken a student’s interest in the …

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Career Advice: 4 Skills You Can Develop By Volunteering Abroad

Posted by Up with People on September 20, 2017

Here’s a little secret about volunteering abroad: nearly everybody thinks it’s impressive. Friends, family and strangers are all amazed when they hear those magic words. It’s almost like “volunteering abroad” is some kind of secret code that says you’re a good person, but it’s actually true. It really does take a special person to spend the time and energy to travel abroad and help people, so you deserve their respect! And guess what? Many employers react the same way, so volunteering abroad looks great on your resume or CV. Sure, a resume is just a first impression, but it will help a hiring …

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Topics: Volunteering Abroad