A Mindful Approach To Study Abroad

Posted by Up with People on January 3, 2020

Mindfulness is a concept that has become incredibly popular over the last several years. Sure, the idea has always been there, but the connection between travel and mindfulness seems to be a newer, upward trend that people are much more aware of. The main idea behind mindfulness is allowing yourself to be less focused on the future or past, and granting yourself the permission to remain in the present moment. No matter the reason behind it, mindfulness is a key element when making the most out of your study abroad experience. How can you remain more mindful during your time …

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Topics: Study Abroad

Top Places to Spend New Year 2020

Posted by Up with People on December 31, 2019

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. Whether you are in the desert of Arizona or on the coast of Santorini in Greece, there are always amazing things to do when the ball drops and the new year begins. Where will you be this year when the ball drops? Here are some of the top places to celebrate the turn of the new year in 2020. Sydney, Australia From the harbor side to the dance floor, there are plenty of places to spend New Year’s Eve throughout Sydney, Australia. There are several cruises that take you out onto the …

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Topics: Travel Inspiration

Top 3 Apps For Learning a New Language

Posted by Up with People on December 18, 2019

Traveling to a new country can sometimes be overwhelming and it’s common to experience some initial culture shock. Many of the cast members who travel in our gap year program have joined specifically to learn English while immersing themselves in new cultures. Learning a new language can be challenging, but thankfully there are many applications you can download to your mobile device to help you out along the way. Duolingo This app has 35 different languages to choose from. With over 300 million users, Duolingo has become one of the most popular language learning apps that are currently available. The …

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Topics: Travel Inspiration

Meet the Cast Monday: Daisy from Australia

Posted by Up with People on December 16, 2019

This week, meet first semester cast member Daisy from Melbourne, Australia! Interests & Passions: Musical theatre, acting, and volunteering How is music important in your life? “Music has given me a platform to express myself in different and exciting ways. Singing has always been a big part of my life. Whether it be in the shower, walking to work, or onstage, it gives me joy! What I love about an Up with People show is that we are not just performing to please, we are performing to create conversations and empower people to stand up for whatever they may believe …

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Colorado Gives Day: An Up with People Scholarship Recipient

Posted by Up with People on December 10, 2019

Meet Melina, a 1st semester cast member and Up with People scholarship recipient from Torreón, Coahuila, México Today is Colorado Gives Day, the state’s largest day of giving for the entire year to nonprofit organizations within Colorado. We wanted to share with you on this special and important day for us what your gifts do for students all over the world to participate in our program and change their lives. Thanks to a very generous donor, this year your gift will be DOUBLED dollar for dollar! Learn more about how you can help by visiting or if you live outside the …

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Topics: Scholarships