Up with People (UWP) provides a global education that lasts a lifetime.  We aim to change the hearts and minds of participants, preparing them to embrace their roles and responsibilities as global citizens.  Our unique program offers truly rare access to opportunities that develop and refine leadership skills and are beneficial to any career or life path.

Today's leading schools and employers are looking for:

  • A global perspective
  • Creative and dynamic thinking
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication abilities, and
  • Additional skills that enable them to work effectively with those from other nationalities, cultures and points-of-view.

Program Cost

Up with People offers an affordable, comprehensive, unique way to explore the world.  Our program begins twice each year, in January and July, and participants have the option of traveling for one or two semesters.

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

Small increases in the program fee can be expected annually.

The optional academic (study abroad) program delivered in collaboration with our academic partner, Florida Southern College, is an additional $950 per semester.  For more information about this curriculum option, click here.


Scholarships and innovative fundraising ideas may help cover your program fee.  Past UWP students have used unique approaches to fundraising including:

  • Approaching service clubs, businesses and others in their community for scholarships
  • Hosting benefit dinners, monster yard sales, and sponsor-a-day campaigns, and
  • Creating a blog, website or e-campaign.

Partial scholarships may be available to qualified candidates and are granted to participants based upon:

  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Efforts to raise the program fee investment, and
  • Contribution to UWP's goal of creating a balanced, diverse experience for each tour.

Please click here for more information on UWP scholarships.  Upon acceptance to the program, you will receive more detailed information on scholarships and fundraising.


UWP Funding Guide

UWP Budget Calculator

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