Ambassadors Group, Inc., an educational company, engages in organizing and promoting differentiated worldwide travel programs for students and professionals. The company operates student and adult travel programs using the People to People International brand under a long-term license agreement. Educational Travel Programs The company’s educational travel programs offer both domestic U.S. destinations, as well as international travel destinations, including Europe, Australia, China, Japan, South Africa, India, Costa Rica, and Antarctica. This direct to consumer travel business consists of specialized educational travel programs that seek to educate, inspire intellectual exchange, and develop the cultural and global intelligence of the company’s participants. In 2014, 16,092 students traveled on the company’s programs. The company licenses from People to People International the right to develop and conduct programs for grade school through high school students using the People to People International brand name. It also has the non-exclusive right to develop, market and operate programs for professionals, college students and athletes using the People to People International brand name. People to People International is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of world peace through cultural exchange. The company’s agreements with People to People International expire in 2020. The company operates these programs under three categories: Student Ambassador Programs The company’s primary program, Student Ambassador Programs, which traveled approximately 75 percent of its total delegate count during 2014, provides educational opportunities for students in grade school, middle school, high school and college to visit one or more foreign destinations to learn about its history, government, economy and culture. The company markets its Student Ambassador Programs direct to families through an integrated multi-channel program that includes leads and enrollments generated by direct mail invitations, search engine marketing, social media, Webinars, tele-sales, and local in-person informational meetings. Information meetings typically occur in the fall months preceding summer travel the following year. Student Ambassador Program delegations travel on programs from 7 to 24 days primarily taking place in June and July, with a small number of programs also available in the winter months. Each delegation typically consists of 30 to 45 students and various teachers usually from the same geographical area, and is accompanied by local guides and service providers in each country to assist for the duration of each program. Leadership Ambassador Programs The company provides domestic travel experiences to grade school, middle school and high school students through its People to People Leadership Summit and People to People World Leadership Forum programs (Leadership Ambassador Programs). Leadership Ambassador Programs are focused on leadership development, community involvement, civics education and college preparation. The company markets its Leadership Ambassador Programs predominantly through teacher referrals and direct mail. It directly organizes and operates all aspects of these domestic programs, including the arrangement of speakers, program facilitators, curriculum, activities, accommodations, and transportation. Citizen Ambassador Programs The company’s Citizen Ambassador Programs provide professionals with common interests the opportunity to travel abroad to meet and exchange ideas with foreign citizens who have similar backgrounds, interests or professions. It markets its Citizen Ambassador Programs primarily through professional association relationships. Discontinued Operations In 2014, the company sold its subsidiary, BookRags, Inc. History Ambassadors Group, Inc. was founded in 1967.
ambassadors group inc
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2001 South Flint Road
Spokane, WA 99224
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