Since 1965, Up with People has toured the globe with young people, making an IMPACT in communities we visit.  In addition to our traditional semester long program, we also offer a one week program held in select countries around the world.  Our week-long IMPACT program combines volunteer work and regional learning opportunities, all alongside the internationally diverse Up with People cast (100 college-aged students from over fifteen different countries).  All elements in the IMPACT program are developed by Up with People with the collaboration of local partners and communities.  This helps us to determine the communities’ needs to empower them to meet their goals. 

Along with the volunteer work you will take guided tours to some of the area’s top historical and cultural destinations and be special guests at an Up with People backstage tour and public performance.  In addition to the worthwhile work at each project, you will also experience a depth of cultural immersion and exchange which is impossible for typical tourists.

This unique international travel program gives participants a chance to experience exciting destinations with a new twist. Expose yourself to culture, service, travel, and even the performing arts.  Make an IMPACT and join Up with People on this trip of a lifetime!

Next IMPACT Program

January 4-12, 2019

Travel with a purpose! Join UWP and SAATH, a Nepalese non-profit founded by an UWP alumnus, for an unforgettable week of hands-on volunteer work. The IMPACT Nepal program will immerse you in the local culture of this fascinating country while contributing to an important cause. Join IMPACT Nepal…where YOU can make a difference.


Registration opens August, 2018.

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To learn more about our IMPACT Programs, contact us.


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