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

Meet the Cast: Arizona from Kosovo

Posted by Up with People on December 4, 2019

Thanks to amazing donors like you, young people from all over the world have the chance to travel because of the various scholarships and grants available to future travelers. One example is Arizona, an Up with People scholarship recipient from Kosovo. Up with People provided Arizona the opportunity to visit the United States for the first time, and she was kind enough to share with us about her experiences so far on tour. Check out Arizona’s interview to see how your generosity has made a positive impact on the lives of young people! Want to help us reach our end-of-year …

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Topics: Scholarships

In Memoriam: James E. MacLennan, 1931-2019

Posted by Up with People on December 2, 2019

We are greatly saddened to report that James Ellis “Jim” MacLennan, a founding member of Up with People’s leadership, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2019.  Jim is survived by his loving wife Carol of 52 years, son Kent and daughter-in-law Jennifer, and beloved grandchildren Justin, Cameron and Alessandra.  He is also survived by nieces and nephews David Currie, Jill Reeves, Craig Currie, Bruce Carlton Currie, Erik MacLennan and Kristina MacLennan. Jim was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 26, 1931 to Finlay MacLennan and Grace Barr MacLennan.  Jim was the oldest of their three children, with sister Francis and …

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Topics: World Tour News