People to People Ambassador Programs Curriculum Earns High Marks from Educational Advisors

    People to People Ambassador Programs Curriculum Earns High Marks from
                             Educational Advisors

Nationally recognized education leaders and experts participate in Student
Ambassador Programs in Beijing and Shanghai

PR Newswire

SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 13, 2013

SPOKANE, Wash., Aug.13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- People to People Ambassador
Programs, the leader in global educational travel experiences, put its
programs to the test with seven members of its Educational Advisory Board in
China this summer and gained strong validation of the programs' contribution
to experiential learning and cultural competency.


Members of the Advisory Board who traveled include:

  oDan Domenech, Ph.D, Executive Director of American Association of School
  oAnne L. Bryant, Ed.D, Executive Director, Emeritus, National School Boards
  oWilliam D. Waidelich, Ed. D, Executive Director, Association for Middle
    Level Education
  oEdward L. Davis, Ed.D, Executive Director of DECA
  oKathy Hurley, Executive Vice President of Educational Alliances Pearson
  oDiane Barrett, Vice President, Education, Gannett Publishing Services
  oDr. Darla Strouse, Executive Director Partnerships, Development and
    Recognition for Office of the State Superintendent for the Maryland State
    Department of Education

The Advisory Board was formed early in 2012 to advise People to People on how
to further enrich its programs' educational content and enhance experiential
learning opportunities for students seeking an academic edge through global

"There is nothing like visiting another country to gain a broader perspective
of others, and ofoneself," said Anne Bryant, Executive Director, Emeritus, of
the National School Boards Association. "Traveling with U.S students, meeting
foreign dignitaries, leaders and families and engaging with other schools
opens the eyes of our young people. Witnessing the global stage from being on
it, brings a rich and rewarding set of new skills and experiences to young

"We are learning of new and better ways to improve our curriculum from these
academic leaders," said Tony Dombrowik, interim CEO for People to People
Ambassador Programs. "We were able to gain their insights in a direct and
powerful way by inviting them to observe high school delegations traveling in
China this summer. Their positive feedback reinforced that our program content
consists of a strong mix of education, travel and cultural immersion."

People to People programs scored 4.5 out of 5 in total with strong accolades
around the focus on cultural immersion and the direct interactions that
American students are able to have with their Chinese counterparts.

"We were impressed with the effort on the part of the program to connect the
students with the people and culture of China as opposed to simply touring
historic sites," said Edward Davis, Executive Director for DECA."The
attention to creating a better cultural understanding among program
participants was evident throughout the week."

Members of the Board offered ways to enhance the six months of pre-travel
education that prepares students for the program, and suggested a clearer
measurement for success of the People to People experience post travel.

Darla Strouse, Executive Director Partnerships, Development and Recognition
for Office of the State Superintendent for the Maryland State Department of
Education, summed up the experience by saying, "The importance of co-mingling
experiences, visual impressions, conversations, and information from the
people of another country – the components that cannot come from books – with
facts and other information was evident to me as a result of this trip."

Advisory Board recommendations will be implemented by People to People for
Summer 2014 pre-travel education, and the Advisory Board will continue to
proactively participate in curriculum guidance moving forward.

For more information about the People to People Education Advisory Board

About People to People Ambassador Programs
People to People Ambassador Programs is the world's most recognized
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
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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
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