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19 Apr, 2019   |   

Travel Abroad in Up with People – Now Accepting Applications!

Young girl from Finland is hugged by children at an elementary school volunteering abroadFrom hiking the mountains of Colorado to eating the delicious chocolate in Belgium, the cast of Up with People is making their way throughout the world working hard to keep hope alive. The cast has met many amazing people and has volunteered hundreds of hours along the way. It’s hard to believe that the tour is almost halfway over!

It doesn’t stop there. Up with People tours twice a year throughout different parts of the world, and we’re excited to share with all of you that we are now accepting applications! If you are interested in taking a semester off to travel after high school, you’ll find a fun and unique experience through the Up with People program.

What Are the Qualifications to Travel in Up with People?

We believe that the youth of our world have powerful voices that deserve to be heard. This is why we accept candidates who fit the following qualifications:

  • Be open-minded
  • Be service-oriented
  • Be adaptable
  • Have an Interest in Performing Arts
  • Embrace diversity
  • Maintain a strong work ethic
  • Are in good mental and physical condition

There is so much that goes on to put on an international show, especially because it’s not the only thing our cast does throughout the week. From community service projects to leadership and personal-development workshops, these individuals are growing in ways that go beyond the stage.

Up with People gap year students perform an international show in Denver, COHow to Apply

So you’re ready to apply and we couldn’t be happier! The process is very simple and only requires two steps. First, visit to start your online application. It only takes about twenty minutes to complete.

Once your online application is complete, a member of the Up with People Admissions Team will contact you to schedule a 25-45 minute interview. Don’t worry, living near one of our international offices is not a requirement for completing the interview process. It can be done over the phone or through video chat. If you still have questions regarding the application process, visit our FAQ page to get more details or contact us directly at

Earn Academic Credit

As an extension to our program, Up with People also offers an optional academic program for students on tour. You will have the chance to earn twelve university credits throughout the tour thanks to our partnership with Florida Southern College (FSC). If you are interested in our study abroad program, a full list of requirements are listed on the program page.

Whether you want to start traveling in July of 2019 or will be graduating in the summer of 2020, we are now accepting applications throughout our fall tour of 2020! If you or someone you know is interested, share this amazing news with them! This life-changing experience will show you the world through an entirely new perspective.

“I felt that I grew so much as a person my first semester in Up with People,” said Andree, a second semester cast member in Up with People. “I learned so much about myself and how I work as a person. I just found that I wasn’t ready yet to go back home. I felt that I needed more time to explore what I’ve started to explore already.”

Here are more stories from new and returning cast members in Up with People!


Life was knocking at his door, sayin’
Open up to so much more
Raise your hand, Take a stand
Come on and see
The truth should set you free
Who will you be?

Who Will You Be? © Up with People

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