People To People Student Ambassador Program - Summer of 2006
New Zealand and Australia
People to People and the Student Ambassador Programs
President Dwight D. Eisenhower believed that ordinary citizens of different nations, if able to communicate directly, would solve their differences and find a way to live in peace. This simple thought - that people can make a difference where governments cannot - is People to People's foundation. In 1956, he put those beliefs into action and created People to People Ambassador Programs. Since its founding by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956, eight U.S presidents have served as the honorary chairman of People to People International.
People to People Student Ambassador Programs are invitation-only programs that provide international educational opportunities for grade school, junior high school, and high school students. Their journeys combine hands-on cultural experiences; behind-the-scenes access to fascinating people and places; and amazing outdoor adventures to create life-changing educational experiences.
People to People Student Ambassador Programs embody the mission set forth by its founder, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, to "promote peace through understanding" between individual citizens of the world. Over the past 50 years, Student Ambassadors have traveled to all seven continents to fulfill President Eisenhower's vision of a better world, gaining maturity, confidence, self-esteem and friendship.
Through People to People Student Ambassador Programs, students connect directly with the culture and heritage of a destination through interactive experiences and adventures. These hands-on lessons remain with students for a lifetime and can open doors to future opportunities, including college admissions.
Find out why so many Student Ambassadors return home "forever changed."