Up with People is an organization which provides great opportunities for young adults to see the world and make an impact all over the world. Up with People offers education program called "Up with People Global Education Program", which is the unique combination of international travel, unmatched cultural immersion, service learnin and community impact, compelling leadership and global education, professional development and, of course, Up with People Show. 70-100 student from more than 20 countries of the world travel togather in three different regions of the world, that may include North America, Asia, Europe and South America. The program is a semester long (22 weeks). Program is conducted twice a year, one starts in mid January and lasts in mid June, and the second starts in the beginning of July and lasts till mid December. Programs starts with 4-week oriantation period in Denver. After the oriantation period students each weeks in a specific town or city, staying at host families and making a performance at the end of the weeks. The cost of the program for July 2008 is $14250 (of 9900 Euros) and covers all costs of the program including all training, air travel beyond Denver, housing, meals and ground transportation, as well as the services of our full-time education staff that travels with the cast throughout the six-month program.
Participants are responsible for arranging and paying for transportation to Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. at the start of the program and the return trip to their home city at the program's conclusion. Other costs covered by participants include passport and visa expenses, health insurance and medical expenses, and sundries (such as cell phones or phone calls, postcards, health and beauty items, etc.). Financial assistance is possible from Up with People fund for accepted students. They have to demonstrate financial need and effort to raise the program fee on their own. Tour schedules are very impresive. Check them following this link http://www.upwithpeople.org/index.php?id=29. The admissions period includes online application, online interview form and telephone interview. So if you are a young adult between 18-30 and to want to make a differance apply for this program, you won't regret.