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-continent 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.
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.
The program fee includes the following: all housing for the entire 20-week program, all meals for the entire 20-week program, all travel, including international airfare, during the entire 20-week program.
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.