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People to People Ambassador Programs sees national upswing in teen fundraising
efforts for 2013

PR Newswire

SPOKANE, Wash., April 11, 2013

SPOKANE, Wash., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --People to People Ambassador
Programs, the leader in global educational travel experiences, Admissions
department reports most students are paying their travel tuition in part or
full in 2013 with fundraising, some with ideas so innovative that they succeed
as real-life businesses.

"We have seen an explosion of innovative, creative and smart mini-businesses
created and run by students to raise their tuition," said Sherra Eutsler,
Tuition Support Coordinator for People to People Ambassador Programs. "People
to People has enhanced our 'Pay Your Way' support guide for student travelers
to create more awareness that students can raise money and own the
responsibility for their travel experience."

People to People estimates more than $35 million dollars will be raised in
2013 alone by Student Ambassadors traveling on one of the more than 400
delegations offered by the nation's premiere educational travel provider, and
it's not just about bake sales and car washes.

"Student Ambassadors tend to develop a real sense of accomplishment as they
reach out to their community with their funding efforts," said Kristen Koob,
South Dakota Teacher Leader for People to People Ambassador Programs. "In the
beginning the goal might appear overwhelming, but as they startreceiving
support from friends, family and the community they begin building a sense of
pride in themselves as theyreach theirgoal. A goalthat at one time seemed

Ambassador Bottle Caps, LLC is a company that started as a fundraising tool
for 12 year old Elizabeth Lester to earn her trip to Italy, France, Austria
and Switzerland in 2009. The demand for her Bottle Cap jewelry was so great
that Elizabeth and her mother, Ruth, applied for a business license and
continue to sell jewelry well after her first trip abroad with People to

"Funding my program with my jewelry gave me new skills and will continue to be
useful in many aspects of my life," said Lester. "I couldn't have imagined
that the product would be so successful and that it would also pay for my
younger brother to go on a trip with People to People."

Cailey Frasier from Roseburg, OR raised more than $20,000 organizing a dinner
and auction where she sold items donated from the local community that
included handmade toy boxes, spa packages and her own four wheeled ATV. The
money is being used to fund her third trip with People to People and other
community activities.

Logan Ward from Sleidell, LA became a local news and YouTube icon when word
got out about his cattle auction, with the goal of raising $10,000, by selling
raffle tickets to win a cow. Currently, donations for the raffle have exceeded
$50,000 dollars and Ward is considering donating the extra funds to students
in need.

Fellow Louisiana resident and middle school Student Ambassador Makaylin Armer
is collaborating with singer and songwriter Taylor Mathews for a benefit
concert to raise money for herself and her fellow delegate traveling to Italy,
Austria, France and Switzerland this summer. The concert is scheduled for
Friday, May 24, 2013 at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center in
Alexandria Louisiana.

Students from all 50 states are slated to travel to more than 40 countries
this summer on People to People Ambassador Programs that will enhance their
cultural intelligence. In addition to providing students with fundraising
mechanisms, People to People Ambassador Programs and the Ambassador's
Foundation have pledged to giveaway more than $1 million dollars in
scholarships and tuition credits for the 2013 travel season.

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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 

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 In this press release,
"Company", "we", "us", and "our" refer to Ambassadors Group, Inc. and its

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