SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- People to People Ambassador Programs, the world leader in global educational travel experiences, today announced the "Operation Global Trekker" Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes will award 50 students, one in each state, a $2,500 scholarship towards an educational journey with People to People.
With this contest, People to People marks the kick-off of their $1 million travel promise. To bring the gift of international travel to as many students as possible, People to People Ambassador Programs will award more than $1 million in tuition assistance for the 2013 student travel season.
"We believe international travel is critically important to the future success of our nation's children," said Peg Thomas, president of People to People Ambassador Programs. "Traveling with People to People enables students to see the world in a different way and understand the issues that affect us all. It is our mission to provide this global education to as many students as possible."
Winners of the "Operation Global Trekker" Sweepstakes will receive a $2,500 tuition credit to put toward one of the more than 30 unique student travel programs offered on all seven continents through People to People. The contest is open to students in or entering grades five through 12 in 2013.
Increasingly, cultural competency is essential for success in our global economy, and People to People creates opportunities for students to expand their worldviews, stretch their horizons and build lifelong friendships. Participants are led by professional educators as they explore cultural attractions, engage with local people through home stays, demonstrate community involvement through service projects, and experience unique "People to People" access, such as meeting with Parliament members in the U.K.
In a recent study conducted by the Cultural Intelligence Center, a two- to three-week Student Ambassador program was shown to increase cultural intelligence (CQ) as effectively as a semester-abroad program offered by an Ivy League school.
To enter the "Operation Global Trekker" Sweepstakes, visit www.PeopletoPeople.com/Trekker and complete the official entry form. All entries must be received by November 30, 2012. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Additional international travel scholarships can be found at www.p2pPayYourway.com.
About People to People Ambassador Programs
People to People Ambassador Programs is the world's most recognized 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 a socially conscious 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.
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