Studies by the Cultural Intelligence Center have shown:
A two- to three-week educational trip with People to People Ambassador Programs increases CQ as much as a full semester of study abroad from an Ivy League school.
People to People Collegiate Ambassadors don't just see the world—they experience it, understand it, and develop into true global citizens.
Your backstage pass to the world
It starts with the exclusive access that Ambassadors gain around the world. Collegiate Ambassadors are invited into family homes, community celebrations, government offices, nonprofit charities, and scientific research stations. Face-to-face interactions with experts, officials, and local citizens offer insights that can never come from a textbook.
Raise your cultural intelligence quotient
Cultural intelligence, or CQ, has become the new IQ. It's an established measure of your ability to work successfully with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds, and it's used by global employers like Coca-Cola and Google to identify the next generation of leaders for their companies.
Dr. David Livermore, author of The Cultural Intelligence Difference, believes that People to People Ambassador programs are uniquely "structured and organized to increase CQ," making them "one of the best … organizations to prepare students to succeed internationally."
A lasting legacy
As a Collegiate Ambassador, the lessons you learn and your contributions of community service earn you membership in the growing family of Ambassadors (half a million and counting!) who are working to make the world a better place.