TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- StudentUniverse, a leading resource for student deals and travel discounts, teams up with Me to We, an innovative social enterprise providing life-changing volunteer trip experiences. As of September 1, 2013, StudentUniverse joins Me to We as a vendor partner for all Me to We youth and school trips. This marks the first time the two organizations have worked together.
"At StudentUniverse we have enabled students and youth to travel abroad for more than a decade. We are proud of our new partnership with Me to We - a social enterprise with a fantastic mission that truly provides life-changing experiences," said Mike Cleary, Chief Commercial Officer, StudentUniverse.
StudentUniverse is a technology company that provides students with exclusive travel deals. Since launching in 2000, StudentUniverse has become the most visited student deals site in the United States. For StudentUniverse this marks its first partnership with a Canadian volunteer travel organization. As part of the partnership, StudentUniverse will handle all Me to We youth and school trip flight details and bookings to find the best possible travel itineraries available, enabling Me to We to focus exclusively on trip programming, which ranges from leadership training and volunteer opportunities, to cultural immersion and interaction with local community members. What's more, Me to We provides dedicated support to all participants before and after a trip, ensuring their experience carries well-beyond the trip itself.
"We're proud to partner with a company that believes in making travel experiences more tangible for students," says Janice Sousa, Executive Director of Trips, Me to We. "We believe international volunteer travel is a life-changing experience, for the traveler and the community to which they travel. We couldn't be more enthused to have StudentUniverse help us provide these transformative experiences across the globe."
StudentUniverse will provide support to all Me to We youth and school trip destinations and to participants across the globe, whether they are from Canada, the United States or overseas. Me to We offers youth and school volunteer trips to six destinations around the world, including India, Kenya, Ghana, Nicaragua, Ecuador, the Amazon, and Rural China. While there, young people have the opportunity to see fascinating places, become immersed in new cultures and volunteer in communities to help make a sustainable difference in the lives of people in need. Volunteering alongside local communities, youth develop friendships and support community development, changing their lives while changing the world. Me to We has been facilitating volunteer experiences for over 10 years and also offers these experiences to adults, families and corporate groups.
StudentUniverse is a tech company that provides exclusive travel discounts, rewards, and experiences for students, faculty and youth. StudentUniverse negotiates exclusive airfares from over 65 airline partners globally as well as discounted rates on hotels and tours all over the world. We believe that travel enriches education and that students should be able to explore their world without breaking the bank.
About Me to We Trips
Me to We trips opens a world of learning and adventure. Since inception in 1999, Me to We has sent thousands of young people overseas to volunteer, build cultural understanding, transform their own lives and help change the world. With year-round volunteer and leadership trips for youth and schools, Me to We trips also offers customized experiences for families and corporate groups. It's truly a global learning experience unlike any other. More information on Me to We Trips can be found at http://www.metowe.com/volunteer-travel.
About Me to We
Me to We is an innovative social enterprise that offers socially conscious products and services, including socially conscious and environmentally friendly clothes and accessories, as well as life-changing international volunteer trips, leadership training programs and materials, an inspirational speakers bureau, and books which address issues of positive social change. In addition, half of Me to We's net profit is donated to Free The Children, while the other half is reinvested to grow the enterprise and its social mission. Visit www.metowe.com for more information.
CONTACT: For additional information about StudentUniverse, please contact: Jessica Canary, Online Marketing Manager, StudentUniverse PR@studentuniverse.com 617-321-3270 For additional information about Me to We, please contact: Natalie Schoffer, PR and Publicity Manager, Me to We Natalie.Schoffer@metowe.com 416-925-5894 ext. 832