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People To People Ambassador Programs Kicks Off College Study Abroad Programs From Antarctica To India

SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- People to People Ambassador Programs, the leader in global educational travel experiences, has created a new suite of college study abroad programs to highly desired, offbeat destinations that focus on volunteerism and service, cultural immersion and adventure.

The college study abroad itineraries created for the 2013 and 2014 travel season include: Vietnam and Cambodia, Japan, India and Antarctica.  The educational tours range between 12-15 days in both summer and winter.

Curriculum on all college study abroad programs includes a heavy focus in developing the Cultural Intelligence of young leaders.  Participants have the opportunity to earn upper division college credit through Eastern Washington University, in addition to the certificate of completion they will receive from People to People. With specially selected leaders from various colleges and universities, students will leave the program with an enhanced global perspective poised to enter the work force with a competitive edge.

The new college study abroad programs were created to address the demand for People to People to extend their educational travel offerings beyond grades 5-12, the travel programs for which the company is famous.

"We have seen heightened interest from students and parents in the past couple of years to extend our product line into the university domain to continue that experiential learning track," said Peg Thomas, President of People to People.  "College study abroad programs are the perfect extension of our high school programs.  They travel to destinations that will challenge participants to think about global issues and gain cultural awareness."

Students who traveled on People to People's inaugural college study abroad program to India in December 2012 experienced diverse cultures and visited iconic monuments such as the Taj Mahal and Jama Masjid Mosque.

"The peak moment of the program was the two day service immersion opportunity in Rajasthan where students explored the homes and lives of Rajasthani villagers and worked to restore school facilities while staying in a beautiful tented encampment," said Siena Bendixen-Park, College Program Manager for People to People.

For more information about the People to People's University programs, visit: www.P2PCollegeAmbassadors.com

About People to People Ambassador Programs

People to People Ambassador Programs is the world's most recognized student educational travel provider. Since the 1960s, more than 500,000 people from around the world have traveled with People to People Ambassador Programs to help further global understanding through cross-cultural exchange. Offering unmatched safety measures and unparalleled access to foreign cultures and countries, People to People Ambassador Programs promotes personal success in a globalized world and fosters international friendships for both students and professional adults.

People to People Ambassador Programs is the exclusive educational travel provider of People to People International (PTPI), a nonprofit organization founded in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to promote peace through understanding worldwide. Together, PTPI and People to People Ambassador Programs are united in a mission to bridge cultural and political borders through education and exchange. For more information, please visit www.peopletopeople.com.  

About Ambassadors Group

Ambassadors Group Inc. (NASDAQ: EPAX) is an education company located in Spokane, Washington. Ambassadors Group, Inc. is the parent company of Ambassador Programs, Inc., World Adventures Unlimited, Inc., and BookRags, Inc., an educational research website. The Company also oversees the Washington School of World Studies, an accredited travel study and distance learning school. Additional information about Ambassadors Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries is available at www.ambassadorsgroup.com. In this press release, "Company", "we", "us", and "our" refer to Ambassadors Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

SOURCE People to People Ambassador Programs

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