People to People Ambassador Programs Expands Social Media Content to Engage Students and Teachers

September 10, 2009

SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — People to People Ambassador Programs, the leader in global educational travel experiences announces an extension of the company’s digital and social media offerings to better communicate with students and teachers before, during and after travel with the Student Ambassador, Leadership, Citizen or Sports Ambassador programs. New content includes regular video updates on timely topics like destinations, safety, community service or personal growth benefits like building self esteem, developing an increased global perspective and more.

“Our goal is to make it easier for our travelers to learn more about us, talk about their experiences, see videos and photos, and come away knowing more about the benefits of learning and seeing the world,” said Peg Thomas, president of People to People Ambassador Programs. “Young people today are experts in technology, and we want to be there to visually show them about the great programs we offer and the community service programs we spearhead each year to help bring global travel to life. So many of our travelers tell us that they make lifelong friends on our programs, and we want to help them build a community that extends beyond travel to lifelong connections.”

Other web enhancements the company has made include the Hub, which integrates all digital and social media in one location for easy viewing and use at www.peopletopeople.com/Hub, complete with links to blogs, Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, Youtube and Twitter.

The company recently launched “Safe Travel 24/7″ www.peopletopeople.com/safety. The new safety blog, a first for the educational travel industry, is designed to review new trends, procedures, methodologies and key learnings to help keep travelers safe while traveling abroad. The blog, updated regularly by Mike Bowers, Senior Director, Health & Safety, tackles such timely and important topics as the H1N1 pandemic and airport security.

People to People Ambassador Programs has also expanded the visual offerings on the company’s web site with a new video series. The series begins with a video from Peg Thomas, president of People to People Ambassador Programs who discusses personal growth and the positive changes the programs instill in student travelers as they open their eyes to a larger world http://www.peopletopeople.com/AboutUs/Pages/News-Peg.aspx.

About People to People Ambassador Programs

People to People Ambassador Programs is the most recognized and respected educational travel provider and has provided more than 400,000 citizens of the world the opportunity to promote peace through understanding. The Ambassador Programs include Citizen, Student, Sports and Leadership to promote international and domestic programs for professionals, students, athletes, and the leaders of tomorrow.

Participation in a program contributes directly to personal success in a globalized world and fosters international friendships. Our hands on, unique, educational travel programs provide access to people and places beyond compare, and combine unique cultural experiences with personal interaction to create global impact.

The Ambassador Programs serve as the exclusive educational travel provider of People to People International (PTPI), the nonprofit, Kansas City-based organization founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to promote peace through understanding worldwide. PTPI and Ambassadors Group are united in their mission of bridging cultural and political borders through education and exchange.

About Ambassadors Group

Ambassadors Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPAX) is a socially conscious, education company located

in Spokane, Washington. Ambassadors Group is the parent company of People to People

Ambassador Programs, World Adventures Unlimited, and Book Rags, an educational research website. The company also oversees the Washington School of World Studies, an accredited travel study and distance learning school. Additional information about Ambassadors Group and subsidiaries is available at http://ambassadorsgroup.com.

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