Alumni

As our world becomes more complex, personal contact is vital for promoting international understanding and goodwill. With this in mind, we provide our alumni with a variety of programs each year to address a more personal interest beyond the professional realm. Destinations range from Antarctica to India, but the theme is always the same. We are dedicated to advancing friendship through the exchange of experiences directly among peoples of different countries and cultures. This mission of goodwill opens many doors the world over.……

Culture Programs

eople to People Citizen Ambassadors go where tourists don’t. They interact with people who share a passion for preserving their global cultural heritage. For over 50 years, People to People Citizen Ambassadors have traveled the world to advance President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s vision of bringing ordinary citizens together to promote peace through understanding. You can be a part of an extraordinary adventure as you go behind the scenes of major art venues, sit side by side with master craftspeople learning their secrets, and venture off the beaten path to see how people live. People to P……

Business

Today's technology brings the economies of the world together. An international economy thrives when one country's economy is interdependent with those of other nations. Interdependence, in turn, creates a greater need for face-to-face contact. Even as nations develop more economic commonalities, many differences remain due to cultural and social influences. People to People Citizen Ambassador Programs promotes personal interaction to explore these differences. Interact with hosting experts to discover the unique features of market-driven vs. centrally planned economies and understand the i……

Agriculture

One of the most pressing problems of the 21st century remains feeding the hungry, an issue that touches all nations. Those who cannot feed their own search for answers, from boosting agricultural productivity and mitigating crop damage, to improving distribution and lessening spoilage of foodstuffs. People to People delegates and their international counterparts examine methods to maximize productivity and realize the potential of alternative food sources. Specialized teams exchange ideas with their foreign counterparts regarding food processing, packaging, storage, distribution and marketi……

Arts and Humanities

Arts and the humanities may be some of the earliest forms of communication. People to People arts and humanities delegations underscore collective human commonalities as well as cultural uniqueness whether in music, painting, dancing, clowning, literature or storytelling. People to People exchanges provide an opportunity to see into the heart of another culture by experiencing interchange of common or contrasting artistic forms. Humanitarians and artists who join People to People delegations gain great insight into the creative process, the impact of culture and geography on the humanities ……

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Worldwide political and economic upheaval combined with dynamic growth of international trade raise the demand for law professionals who possess a global viewpoint. In this new century, People to People holds the leading edge in providing opportunities for law professionals to meet and exchange ideas internationally. People to People law projects focus on specialized areas of legal practice ranging from international trade law to criminal law and public health law. Related delegations may be comprised of judges, law enforcement personnel, professors, arbitration and mediation specialists, p……

Social and Science

Human essence and understanding are at the core of social sciences. People to People exchanges take place between individuals in the social sciences including anthropology, philanthropy and religion. Programs in these areas celebrate the unique cultural accomplishments that make each country different. Psychologists, anthropologists and athletes have counterparts in other countries who are ready to meet to exchange ideas and share mutual inspiration. Contrast differences and discover similarities with those who share a passion for your life’s work. Gain insight into the heart and soul of an……

science and technology

Scientific advances can spring from the collaborative work of people living and working oceans apart. These have resulted in many of history's greatest scientific and technological achievements. More exciting discoveries will crown the 21st century. People to People Citizen Ambassador Programs provides an incredible opportunity for dialogue with international counterparts. Solve mutual problems and gain new perspectives through personal interaction. Share scientific presentations, and find common ground through both formal dialogue and relaxed social interaction.……

Medical

Health care professionals know the importance of communicating medical practices and advancements quickly and accurately. People to People Citizen Ambassador Programs brings distant colleagues face to face, providing a forum to share innovative ideas. People to People medical exchanges provide a method to explore issues in your field. Share implementation of new technology and systems to improve care in developing nations, or learn about innovative diagnostic and therapeutic techniques in medically advanced countries. Witness patient care in a variety of settings. Alongside other health ……

Education

Teachers become students as they step into a classroom in a foreign land. For education professionals, lifelong learning is the key to excellent teaching. Educators share that common bond with their colleagues around the world.

People to People Citizen Ambassador Programs develops projects around many educational disciplines: special education, teaching the gifted and talented, Montessori education, reading education, early childhood development and classical studies.

Firsthand experiences will enrich your methods and direction in teaching……

About Us

A message from Mary J. Eisenhower, Chief Executive Officer People to People International, and President Eisenhower’s granddaughter. People to People sprang into existence through my grandfather, President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The 34th President of the United States sought a new path to international understanding, and he developed People to People to be the vehicle on that path. President Eisenhower believed that ordinary citizens of different nations, if able to communicate directly, would solve their differences and find a way to live in peace. This simple thought?that people can ……