People to People Announces Development Through Mentoring Delegation to Cuba
Esteemed professors to help college students gain an edge in job search on
educational travel program
SPOKANE, Wash., June 12, 2013
SPOKANE, Wash., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --People to People Ambassador
Programs, the leader in global educational travel experiences for 50 years,
has announced a "Development Through Mentoring" student travel program to Cuba
beginning in December 2013. The program will be led by Boston University
professors Karen Jacobs, Ed.D., Department of Occupational Therapy, and Elliot
Saltzman, Ph.D., Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training.
Dr. Jacobs and Dr. Saltzman will provide delegation members on the college
mentoring program with in-person and online mentoring opportunities to develop
networking and career strategies and assist in job search planning.
With unemployment numbers remaining high, government studies show only 13% of
2013 college grads will find a job after graduating. Mentorship programs are
increasingly recognized as a valuable supplement to the college experience
that provides professional and academic networking opportunities and guidance
regarding potential career paths.
"Our fields of expertise at Boston University are in occupational therapy,
ergonomics, marketing, physical therapy and the movement and speech sciences,"
said Dr. Saltzman. "But the tools we implement in the mentoring process are
universal across all areas. Students will have access to us from the
orientation process through travel and beyond."
Dr. Jacobs will also lead a Mission in Understanding delegation to Cuba in
August 2013 for People to People's Adult Citizen Ambassador Program.
"I am very excited about the opportunity to extend our expertise to a larger
audience outside of Boston University," said Dr. Jacobs. "Successful mentoring
really is about the exchange of ideas and facilitating network opportunities,
and on the People to People programs we will have group and individualized
sessions for students on best practices in this area."
People to People Ambassador Programs has been focused on developing a wider
array of collegiate student travel programs based upon the strong desire from
program alumni who want to continue traveling with People to People after high
school. The programs to Cuba, including this mentoring opportunity, were
introduced in 2013 after People to People received a "people to people"
license from the Treasury department, intended to promote interaction with
"A career mentorship program built in to our educational student travel
product is new ground for People to People," said Nicola Balmain, Vice
President of Travel Services for People to People. "We took a look at current
trends for the collegiate audience and decided that supplementing an overseas
educational opportunity with a professional development and mentoring
curriculum addresses their biggest concern – life after graduation – while
they gain valuable life experience in our program."
More information on People to People's mentoring program, including travel
dates, program cost, sample itinerary and leader bios, can be found at
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
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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
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