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On The Road: Cast B 2017 World Tour is Underway [VIDEO]

Posted by Up with People on August 28, 2017

So long Denver, hello Zionsville, Indiana, USA! The Cast B 2017 World Tour is underway. After their first five weeks in Up with People, the cast left Denver, Colorado early this morning a little sleepy, yet pumped up for all that is in front of them! Over the next 14 weeks their journey will include performances and community action projects in 16 cities across 4 countries. Here’s a link to their world tour schedule, including cites and dates. The cast has come so far in a short time. They’ve evolved from strangers with a common interest to a tight knit

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Topics: "On The Road"

The Global Classroom: 4 Ways Study Abroad Enhances Your Education

Posted by Up with People on August 24, 2017

Remember when you used to go on “Field Trips” when you were a kid? You’d load the bus and you and your classmates would let loose at the local nature center or science museum. Truth is, it didn’t matter where you went as long as you got to get out of the classroom. Best of all, you’d usually learn some pretty cool stuff. That’s what the Global Classroom is all about, except on a way bigger scale. And exploring the world is a pretty good substitution for the Science Museum. This is one of the reasons why so many students

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Topics: Study Abroad

Study Abroad Fundraising Ideas: How to Travel Without Breaking the Bank

Posted by Up with People on August 22, 2017

So, you’ve landed an exciting opportunity to study abroad, but you’re not sure how to pay for it. Don’t panic. A life-changing opportunity to explore and discover the world is probably worth a little extra fundraising effort, don’t you think? The keys are starting early and staying organized, so here are some of the best ways to raise funds for your adventure of a lifetime without breaking the bank. Most of the time, the hardest part is simply getting started! MAKE A PLAN Before you begin raising money, figure out how much you have and how much more you need. Try

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Topics: Study Abroad

Bridge Year 101: How to Pack for a Year Abroad

Posted by Up with People on August 17, 2017

Planes, trains, automobiles, changing climates and new cultures – like nothing you’ve ever experienced before – are you ready for your life as a student traveling abroad? “Of course I am”, you confidently think to yourself, until it comes time to figuring out what to pack for this experience of a lifetime. Leaving the nest for the first time isn’t easy and it begins with making sure you’re well equipped with clothes to wear. After all, this is more than packing for a week vacation at grandma’s house. LUGGAGE Before you start washing and folding all your favorite clothes, you’ll

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Topics: Study Abroad

The Life-Changing Benefits of Spending a Gap Year Abroad

Posted by Up with People on June 29, 2017

“I was fresh out of college and floundering to find a job that I felt passionate about,” said Up with People alumni Dave Stockwell on his motivations for taking a gap year. “My world seemed small and I knew there was so much more to see and learn.”  Like Dave, there will be many times throughout your life where you need to make a decision today about what’s best for you tomorrow.  It can be scary and at the same time, exhilarating! If we were all armed with a crystal ball, we’d nail it every time! Unfortunately, that’s not the

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad