SPOKANE, Wash., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- People to People Ambassador Programs, the leader in global educational travel experiences for 50 years, announces the expansion of the company's winter travel programs. Alongside existing winter programs to India and Antarctica, four new programs will provide high school and college students with fresh opportunities to increase cultural awareness, gain an academic edge and explore the world.
"Shorter, intensive winter programs during holiday break allow us to meet the demand among high school and college students for international travel options that fit their busy schedule," said Tony Dombrowik, People to People Ambassador Programs interim CEO. "But they also provide unique seasonal opportunities, like visiting Machu Picchu during the South American summer or being in Rome for the Christmas markets."
The new programs add to People to People's current roster of more than 40 programs for students from 5 th grade through college across all seven continents.
New program highlights include:Holiday Magic in London (High School)Make mince pies, celebrate New Year's along the Thames, shop until you drop at Harrods, meet with an active member of British Parliament, spend the day in historic Canterbury and learn the art of pantomime; all in cozy winter time England. Mediterranean Holiday: Barcelona to Rome (High School and Collegiate)The Mediterranean still shines bright during the winter, and so do the year end sales at Spanish and Italian shops and fashion houses that you will frequent. Gain backstage access with our local in country guides to the Colosseum in Rome and the architectural wonders of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona. Bake traditional Italian holiday cookies for a homeless shelter in Rome and a true highlight: visit the Vatican during Advent. Mystical Monuments and Incan Adventures: Peru (High School and Collegiate)"Check in" on New Year's in one of the most exotic countries on the planet. Visit iconic Machu Picchu and Cuzco and see the glorious Incan ruins with expert commentary from People to People's local guides, learn Incan crafts with local Peruvian artisans, boost your inner zen and cultural intelligence at an Andean spirituality seminar and give back in the town of Cuyuni by rolling up your sleeves and helping the locals with their potato harvest. Pura Vida: Costa Rican Excursion (High School)Glamping is a term that best describes your luxury tent camping experience in Costa Rica. Zip lining, night hiking and white water rafting are just a few highlights of this adventurous program. Help the locals by planting trees in a reforestation project and make lasting friends at an orphanage in Santa Ana where together with your fellow delegates you help will out with community service projects. All winter programs depart mid December for collegiate level programs and after Christmas for high school programs. For more information visit: http://peopletopeople.com/micro/winter-programs_b/index.html About People to People Ambassador ProgramsPeople 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 GroupAmbassadors 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