The core of Up with People’s global education program is based on a robust curriculum that not only enriches the tour experience, but brings key lessons to life through exploration, formal study, and action. Delivered in an experiential learning format, cast members leave their tour with a deeper commitment to life-long learning, with the tools and abilities to navigate the complexities of today’s interconnected world.

OUR CURRICULUM: Up with People staff lead interactive educational seminars, discussions and workshops that are designed to enrich each cast member’s touring experience. The core areas of the UWP curriculum are:

Facilitators utilize the cultural differences within the cast and the unique opportunities on tour to guide cast members’ learning. The curriculum includes simulations, group discussions, reflective questions and team activities to enhance the educational experience.

INTERNSHIPS AND ASSISTANTSHIPS: During the semester, a variety of internships, assistantships and special team projects are available to cast members for additional personal and professional development. Led by staff facilitators, these learning opportunities give the cast the chance to do a deep dive into specific areas of interest, such as cast operations, marketing/promotion, education and performing arts. Positions rotate throughout the semester. The skills learned through these roles often directly apply to participants’ post-Up with People careers.

ACADEMIC CREDIT: All participants have the option to gain academic credit for their UWP experience. There are many ways to get credit for UWP, either during the program or afterwards. Learn more about our academic partners and their programs here.

The UWP program is a complete experience in one semester. However, a second semester option that offers new learning experiences is available.