Up with People is a global education organization which aims to bring the world together through service and music. The unique combination of international travel, service learning, leadership development and performing arts offers students an unparalleled experience.
The Up with People (UWP) program is a multi-continenet tour to 20 destinations on at least two continents in one 22-week semester. Spending nearly a week in each community, students experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the places they visit. Whether engaging with the locals through service projects, taking in the area as tourists, or gaining VIP access to places and people, the cultural opportunities are endless.One of the most unique features of the UWP experience is our participants' time living with and learning from host families in every community they visit. The level of cultural immersion and understanding gained through the host family experience is difficult to attain through any other type of travel.