Up with People is a global education organization which aims to bring the world together through service and performing arts. The unique combination of international travel, service learning, leadership development and the arts offers students an unparalleled experience.

Are you ready to turn your dream of travel into a reality? Travel with a purpose. Perform for thousands.

Up with People on Tour provides a multi-destination gap year experience where the young adults can take their passion of travel, volunteering, performance, education, and leadership and put it into action through the power of their own voice. Our international gap year experience immerses participants into many different cultures through a unique blend of music and social action, travel and host family stays, and so much more. We provide an in-depth experiential learning environment that will prepare you to navigate today’s complex world in both your professional and personal life.

Now accepting applications for our January & July programs!

Cost and Session Information

The program fee is currently $17,450 USD for the first semester with the option for a second semester at a discounted fee of $9,900 USD.  

Our program fees include housing, transportation within the duration of the program, cultural excursions, volunteer projects, most meals, and 24/7 staff support. We offer several financial resources for accepted program members to ensure that all qualified candidates have the opportunity to travel with us. These include scholarships, grants, fundraising, and much more. 

Not included in the program fee: transportation to Denver, Colorado, USA to begin the program and transportation home at the end (the program usually – but not always – ends in Europe), health insurance during the program, personal expenses such as souvenirs and toiletries.

The optional academic (study abroad) program delivered in collaboration with our academic partner, Florida Southern College, is an additional $950 per semester.

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