People to People was originally established in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, charged with the mission of personal diplomacy and building peace through understanding. In 1961, the nonprofit People to People International joined forces with Ambassador Groups Inc., a specialized group of travel and educational service providers who would develop and deliver extraordinary programs. A year later, the first People to People Ambassador program launched.
President Eisenhower's granddaughter, Mary Jean Eisenhower, is now CEO of People to People International. As she likes to say, the two organizations are united in a long and successful history as "partners in peace."
By becoming an Ambassador, you are helping to sustain the continuation of those first humanitarian initiatives as well as a people-to-people chapter network that connects individuals of all countries and cultures—a network that you will become part of and can remain part of for life. Your journey in global and cultural competence can continue long after your return home!