Ten Outstanding Students Chosen to Travel to China With People to People
Ambassador Foundation Scholarships
Students Gain a Global Perspective at 2013 International Student Leadership
SPOKANE, Wash., May 7, 2013
SPOKANE, Wash., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Ambassadors Scholarship
Foundation, through the support of People to People Ambassador Programs, will
send 10 students on a full-scholarship program to attend the 2013
International Student Leadership Summit in Beijing.
The People to People Beijing Leadership Summit is a combination of visits to
iconic destinations like the Great Wall, Imperial and Summer Palaces and world
famous silk market, accompanied by intensive Chinese language training,
classes in classic Chinese arts, as well as leadership and personal growth
curriculum. Students will be traveling from July 12-21, 2013.
Over 1,000 students from 29 countries will participate in the 2013 Summit.
Students will live in on-campus housing at a prominent Beijing high school.
Throughout the summit, participants will have the opportunity to test their
language skills with local Chinese counterparts and cook and eat authentic
The students from the United States have been selected in partnership with
Washington Foster Care, Boy Scouts of America, YMCA and Youth 'N Action.
"I am honored to be selected.I never would have been able to participate in a
program like this without the assistance of the Ambassadors Foundation," said
Brendan Smith of Spokane, WA. "I'm an aspiring advocate for better research
and services for people with mental health issues, and a photographer. I hope
to gain leadership skills on this trip that I can put into practice when I get
home. Being exposed to such amazing sites, culture and people, while
visiting Beijing will definitely help me with my career in the future."
With strong global attention focused on China at the moment, the program
continues to grow in popularity. This year's attendees from the United States
are tasked with making a presentation to other international delegation
members about a particular facet of American lifestyle or culture. Preparing
and executing a business-style presentation is part of the leadership building
curriculum inherent in the program.
"The 10 students we selected will undergo a series of trainings prior to their
departure to prepare them as student leaders representing the United States,"
said Ryan Oelrich, Executive Director of the Ambassador Foundation. "While
all of the applicants were exceptional this year, the finalists all have
amazing stories of courage and show potential to become great leaders in
whatever field or career they choose. These trainings will teach them
additional leadership and public speaking skills, cultural histories and the
nuts and bolts of international business and travel."
Upon returning to the United States, the 10 American students will be required
to give three presentations to their peers on what they learned and how the
experience benefited them. The Foundation hopes to cultivate an enhanced
global perspective and understanding among youth through the peer-to-peer
For more information on the Ambassador Foundation visit AmbassadorsGiving.org.
About The Ambassadors Scholarship Foundation
The Ambassadors Scholarship Foundation funds education and support for
students around the world as they pursue personal growth and develop global
perspectives. Ambassadors Scholarship Foundation is a not-for-profit 501c3
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
SOURCE Ambassadors Group, Inc.
Contact: Ryan Oelrich, +1-509-568-7509, Ryan.Oelrich@AmbassadorsGiving.org
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