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Up with People World Tour
Various Cities, Europe; Various Cities, Mexico; Various Cities, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: January,
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Housing Options: Host Families Scholarships Available?: Yes
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes Internships: Yes
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Age Range:
17-29 Performing Arts?: Yes
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Academic Courses Available:
Contemporary Leadership Models (BUS 3997), Intercultural Communication (SOC 2270 / SPC 2270), Small Group Communication (SPC 2260)
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Program Description:

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Up with People is a global education organization that empowers young people to be positive agents of change in their communities and the world. Through our unique blend of music, social action, and international travel, we impact communities for the better while providing youth the knowledge and experience they need for today’s complex global environment.  For more than 50 years Up with People has been working to break down cultural barriers and enhance understanding to help build a more hopeful, trusting and peaceful world.

TravelEach year, Up with People sends two touring casts made up of 100+ international young adults out into the world. Over 18 – 20 weeks, the cast will visit between 15 – 18 communities on at least two continents. Each community on our tour experiences a week-long intercultural immersion, filled with community service projects, educational workshops, and cultural celebrations, all culminating in an inspiring international musical show.

International Travel & Cultural Immersion
Up with People stands apart from other study abroad or gap year programs in that our cast members take part in rich intercultural experiences each and every day. Our touring cast has an extensive international travel schedule that is combined with in-home host family stays and a cast made up of members from 15 – 20 different countries. This unique structure ensures intercultural learning happens through many facets of the program, every day of the tour.

Community Action
Up with People takes the concept of service and volunteerism deeper than most. Each week, cast members volunteer with schools and non-profit organizations to meet a community need and spark action in local community members that will continue to make an impact well beyond UWP’s visit. In fact, on average each cast member participates in 150 – 200 hours of service in a semester! By working directly with local citizens, together we create communities of action who understand their ability and responsibility to tend to the issues facing their cities and towns for the long term.

Performing Arts

ShowUp with People was founded on the power of music to connect people, sparking dialogue and inspiring people and communities to action. Our musical show continues to move audiences worldwide, and all cast members participate in all aspects of a live touring production. Cast members not only gain technical theatre and performance skill, but our diverse Performing Arts curriculum also builds public speaking skills, confidence, leadership, teamwork and professionalism.

Experiential Education and Professional Development
Up with People is more than just a travel group, we are experiential learning at its best! Our global education program is based on a robust curriculum that centers on key learnings that are critical for success in today’s 21st century world. The program also offers the opportunity for cast members to earn academic credit while touring.

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
July 2019 07/31/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
January 2020 01/31/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
July 2020 07/31/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
January 2021 01/31/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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