People to People Ambassador Programs Unveils Adult Travel Programs to Cuba
Nation's premier educational travel provider extends Citizen Ambassador
Programs beginning in July 2013
SPOKANE, Wash., April 24, 2013
SPOKANE, Wash., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- People to People Ambassador
Programs, the leader in global educational travel experiences for students,
educators and professionals for 50 years, will begin offering adult travel
programs to Cuba beginning in July 2013. In response to high demand from the
organization's alumni of career professionals, People to People Citizen
Ambassador Programs (Ambassadors Group, Inc.) acquired a travel operator
"people-to-people" license from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of
Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which allows U.S. citizens to legally visit
Vocational Travel and International Good Will
Citizen Ambassador Programs offers a wealth of opportunities for career
professionals who want to get a first-hand look at Cuba, such as exploring the
challenges of Havana's infrastructure on a public works program or visiting a
polyclinic on a medically focused program. Program delegates will meet with
locals and have a culturally immersive experience under the umbrella of
collaboration and exchange within one's vocation.
Dr. Karen Jacobs, former president of the American Occupational Therapy
Association (AOTA) and clinical professor at Boston University, will guide a
"Mission in Understanding" delegation in August 2013.
"My program will provide delegates an opportunity to learn about Cuba as a
country and to further the People to People mission of peace and global
awareness. Participants will gain insight into the social, education, health
and youth development of today's Cuba," said Jacobs.
Highlights of the program include an explanation of the projects carried out
for the rehabilitation of Old Havana, taking part in a walking tour of the
village, attending a neighborhood street party where participants will
interact with locals, and exchanges at local community projects.
"The adult travel programs really give professionals a hands-on immersion in
the Cuban culture and direct interaction with locals in their same
profession," said Nicola Balmain, Vice President of Travel Services for People
to People Ambassador Programs. "That peer to peer exchange, accompanied with
our best in class guides and local experts, add up to a once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity to see Cuba."
Trips are seven nights in country with regularly schedule departures from
Miami in July 2013 through December 2013.
For more information about People to People's Citizen Ambassador Programs
visit www.peopletopeople.com/cuba or call 877.787.2000.
About People to People Ambassador Programs
People to People Ambassador Programs is the world's most recognized
studenteducational 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
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 www.ambassadorsgroup.com. In this press release,
"Company", "we", "us", and "our" refer to Ambassadors Group, Inc. and its
Ambassador Programs, Inc. operates delegations to Cuba under license
CT-2012-297557-1 issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of
Foreign Assets Control.
SOURCE People to People Ambassador Programs
Contact: Doug Williams, (310) 503-8680, firstname.lastname@example.org
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