Meet the Cast Monday: Michael from Colorado

Posted by Up with People on april 15, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’] Michael Huckabee smiling away from the camera for his headshot for the Up with People 2019 tour

This Week, Meet Up with People Cast Member, Michael from Colorado, USA! As Michael continues his semester traveling in Up with People, he shares his story with us on what he hopes to gain from the program. Michael H. from the United States, 1st Semester Cast Member in Up with People In what ways have you seen yourself grow while being in Up with People? “I believe I’ve grown very much so far. It’s hard to explain how much exactly, but I’ve noticed I’ve become much more open and consider myself more of an outgoing person since joining the program.

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Meet the Cast Monday: Sophi from Mexico

Posted by Up with People on april 8, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

This Week on Meet the Cast Monday, Get to Know Sophi! She is a second semester Up with People cast member with a passion for her home country, Mexico! What excites you about being back in your country? “I think traveling in my home country with the cast of Up with People is an incredible opportunity because I get to see it through a new set of eyes. When I’m outside of Mexico, I get to share the positive things about my country with everyone I meet. Now that I’m here, I have the opportunity to take all of the

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Meet the Cast Monday: Brody from Texas

Posted by Up with People on april 1, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

Meet Brody, A First Semester Cast Member in Up with People from Texas! Get to know Brody during his time on the road in the cast of Up with People with an exclusive interview in this week’s Meet the Cast Monday! Are there experiences in Up with People that have specifically impacted you? For me, having the opportunity to go out into communities and see the change I’m making is what makes it all worth the while for me. What’s your favorite song to perform? My favorite song to perform in the show is ‘Home’ because my majors are biology

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Culture Shock – Tips for First Time Travelers to Mexico

Posted by Up with People on maart 27, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’] Hispanic students teach others about Mexico at a culture fair

For many Up with People cast members, joining our international tour is their very first time traveling outside of their home country. This means experiencing cultural shock is an inevitable part of their journey. While it may sound like a lot to handle, culture shock is actually an incredible experience someone can have throughout their international travels. Culture shock is defined as “the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes.” So how can something that sounds so daunting be so good for you? We’ll give you

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Meet the Cast Monday: Julia from Arizona

Posted by Up with People on maart 25, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’] Julia Wolpert smiles for her headshot for the cast of Up with People

Meet Julia from Arizona in the United States! Julia Performs the Role of ‘Hope’ in the Up with People Live on Tour Show! Why did you join Up with People? “Up with People was introduced to me when they came to my choir in school. Originally it was pitched to me as a choir and performing arts tour, and that intrigued me. Then I was told it also included community service as well as traveling with people who I would probably get very close with. All of it sounded perfect, a mix of things that are wonderful. I was immediately

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Meet the Cast Monday: Aaron from Colorado, USA

Posted by Up with People on maart 18, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

Meet Aaron, A Colorado Native and 1st Semester Traveler in Up with People! Fun Fact: Aaron Plays Drums in Up with People & Is a Recent High School Grad   How long have you been playing the drums? “I’ve been playing the drums on and off for the past four years. I used to play guitar for the band at church and we had a drummer who stopped attending, so there was just a drum set laying around. I started messing around on them. Then one day the music leader said, “Hey! Play drums this service.” Luckily, all the songs

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A Week in the Life of Up with People: YouTube & IGTV Exclusive

Posted by Up with People on maart 15, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to tour in Up with People? You asked, and we’ve delivered! We’re excited to announce our new YouTube & IGTV series, A Week In the Life of Up with People! Throughout the tour, we’ll be featuring cast members, study abroad students, and members of our cast staff so you can get an inside view of life on the road. We’re stripping it down to just one person and their smartphone as they film themselves throughout the week in different parts of the world. You’ll follow students throughout their community action projects, show days

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6 Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Europe

Posted by Up with People on maart 13, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 through different festivals and community activities in their home countries. No matter where you go, there are different traditions that follow suit. Originally, St. Patrick’s Day was created by the Roman Catholic Church to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, even though he originally was from Britain. Are you planning to visit Europe during the St. Patrick’s Day festivities? See where the best places are throughout Europe to dance, sing, laugh, and party in green! Dublin, Ireland The list would not be complete

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Meet the Cast Monday: Jackie from Switzerland

Posted by Up with People on maart 11, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

Meet Jackie, a 1st Semester Cast member of Up with People from Switzerland! “Live your life because it is great, you can accomplish a lot!” Why did you decide to join Up With People? Two years ago, Up With People came to my hometown in Bulah, Switzerland. My mom told me about a show that was happening in town and asked me if I wanted to come. I have always enjoyed watching shows, so I said “Why not!” After seeing the representation of so many cultures, I thought the show was awesome, and I told myself that I wanted to

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Meet the Cast Monday: Andree from Sweden

Posted by Up with People on maart 4, 2019 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

  Meet Our Cast Member Andree from Sweden! Andree is a student in the Up with People study abroad program & is the 1st person to ever perform the song Really Me. Learn more about Andree’s experience! What have you learned from being in the Study Abroad Program in Up with People and how does it add to your semester on tour? “This semester we are studying contemporary leadership models, intercultural communication, and small group communication. Intercultural communication is really good because we are talking about how communication between cultures will be different. It’s really easy to take that and

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