Meet the Cast Monday: Alice from Belgium

Posted by Up with People on November 4, 2019

Alice is an Up with People cast member, originally from Lebanon and now lives in Brussels, Belgium. See what life is like for Alice on the road during her gap year abroad! Why did you decide to travel in Up with People? “I decide to travel in Up With People because it is really important for me to learn a new language after high school. I also feel it’s important to learn English in an artistic form, not through books. It’s really amazing to learn the language while learning about the arts at the same time. What was arrival day in Italy like for you? …

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad, Meet the Cast

Meet the Cast Monday: Graham from Minnesota

Posted by Up with People on October 21, 2019

Get to Know Graham from St. Paul, Minnesota in the United States in this week’s Meet the Cast Monday! Graham plays in the Up with People band and has a strong passion for music, recording and mixing. See what his experience has been like so far on tour! Why did you decide to travel in Up with People? “I decided to travel with Up with People for the connections I would make on the road through music, as well as the friendships I would build.” What was it like arriving in Italy for the first time? “Arrival day in Italy …

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Topics: Meet the Cast

Benefits of a Gap Year According to Harvard

Posted by Up with People on October 18, 2019

The 383-year-old Ivy League institution of Harvard has enrolled some of the world’s most prestigious students, including Malia Obama and Chelsea Clinton. What do these two women have in common? Aside from being the daughters of former United States Presidents, both of these women also have taken a gap year. We’ve seen a dramatic change in the way young adults pursue their higher education. More and more students are taking a semester off from college to travel and explore other options available to them. Up with People has been providing a gap year program for students since 1965, in hopes …

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad

Where Are They Now: Interview with Alumnus, Eric Miles

Posted by Up with People on October 16, 2019

Eric Miles is an inspiring alumnus who traveled in Up with People in 1992. His experience in Up with People provided him the opportunity to immerse himself into new cultures and truly see the diversity in the world we live in. Eric now works for Full Sail University, owns two businesses, and has partnered with several other companies in the financial and entertainment world. He studied acting at Mansfield University and has acted in several shows including Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers, Kenan and Kel, and many others. Thanks to his generosity, Eric has shared his story about his time traveling …

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Topics: Alumni Features

Meet the Cast Monday: Aiyonna from Colorado

Posted by Up with People on October 14, 2019

On this week’s Meet the Cast Monday, meet Aiyonna from Colorado! At 19-years-old and fresh out of high school, Aiyonna is excited to travel the world and start her journey of self discovery. Interests and Passions: Painting, drawing, sculpting, and writing Why did you decide to travel in Up with People? “I want people to know that they are being listened to, understood, and that they are cared for. That’s pretty much what Up With People stands for. The travel aspect was also very interesting to me.” What was arrival day in Ottawa like for you? “Cold! Staying in hot …

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Topics: Meet the Cast