Response to COVID-19

We are in the midst of a global pandemic. Up with People has suspended its spring tour and the EAM is scheduled for early May in Belgium. Our alumni reunion follows in Scottsdale, Arizona in July and there are a lot of questions in need of answers. For more information visit: UWPIAA Response to COVID-19 … Read more

Learn How to Update Your Contact Information Below

Have you moved? Want to change your email address on our file? You can now update your own communications preferences with Up with People and the Up with People International Alumni Association. To learn how, check out the below video by BOG Web Tech Chair Jon Griffin (’88E). All alumni will need to create a … Read more

Cast Rep Spotlight: Marisa Connors (’95E)

I became cast rep at our five-year reunion, and my goal has been to do what I can to keep our cast connected across time and distance. Given that our full cast, with staff, was 163 young people (!) this is a sizable task!

Meet the new Metro Detroit Alumni Club

UpBeat caught up with Sheila Walsh Dettloff  (’84D), the founder of a new regional Up with People alumni club in Michigan, USA. Check out the interview below! Matthew: How did you get the idea to found the Metro Detroit Alumni Club? Sheila: I founded the group after hearing at reunion last July that Cast B … Read more

Cast Rep Spotlight: Mimi Luk (’85A)

CAST REP SPOTLIGHT | 1985 MIMI LUK Ahead of ‘Live it Live @55!’, Mimi shares with UpBeat her experience as Cast Representative for Cast 85A … My name is Mimi Luk and I’ve been the cast representative for cast 85A since we got off the road in July 1986.  It’s also been my joy and … Read more

EMEA Winter 2020 Newsletter

To view the EMEA Winter 2020 Newsletter as a PDF, please click here.   EMEA Winter 2020 Newsletter Europe, Middle East and Africa Alumni Welcome to this newsletter about alumni matters in Europe. Hope you are doing well and got well over Christmas Holidays and the start of the New Year. This newsletter should have … Read more

35 Years Later … Live it Live @35!

In 2020, Up with People celebrates 55 years of impact.  This year, the 1985 casts are also thrilled to celebrate their own 35-year journey.  We asked cast members and cast representatives to respond on their year and WHY they will be attending the 2020 reunion in Scottsdale, AZ, USA.  Here are some of their reflections… … Read more

“Live it Live @ 55!” Registration Opens Dec. 16

LIVE IT LIVE @55 REUNION REGISTRATION OPENS DEC 16   Reunion registration for the 55th anniversary of Up with People celebration will open in just 10 days, on Dec 16.  So, Journey On to Talking Stick Resort, in Scottsdale, Arizona, where there will be A World Celebration of alumni.  Then we can share A Common … Read more