Our Mission & Vision
OUR MISSION is to enhance international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural, and humanitarian activities involving the exchange of ideas and experiences directly among peoples of different countries and diverse cultures.
Join our cross-cultural network of engaged and
knowledgeable everyday citizen leaders, and be an active force in creating and sustaining a more peaceful world.
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OUR STORY BEGINS on September 11, 1956, with U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who believed that “peaceful relations between nations require understanding and mutual respect between individuals”. People to People International’s (PTPI) illustrious history includes businessmen such as J. C. Hall, celebrities like Bob Hope, and visionaries such as Walt Disney. Today, our outreach extends to more than 160 countries with a cross-cultural network of everyday citizens who explore global issues, serve and enrich their diverse communities, and are effective leaders in creating a more peaceful world.
AS A MEMBER OF PTPI, you will have a group of friends that circles the globe. Learn more about the various levels of PTPI membership, and find the one that works best for you.
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YOU ARE JOINING more than 23,700 fellow members around the world who are dedicated to the mission of PTPI.
Forget everything you thought you knew about travel. People to People International unites everyday citizens through immersive travel experiences as a gateway to a deeper appreciation of diverse cultures. More than visiting a destination, PTPI connects you to the people.
PTPI has selected Enriching Cultural Experiences (ECE) International to be our new licensed travel provider for the 2016 travel season, replacing our previous provider, Ambassadors Group, Inc. They will manage an extensive world-wide partnership to create unique and well-organized experiences towards the mission set forth by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
PTPI offers a variety of programs designed to increase chapters' ability to carry out the mission of the organization in their communities and around the world.
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PEACE THROUGH UNDERSTANDING is still as important today as it was in 1956 when U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower launched our mission.
People to People International depends on the generosity of individuals to help break down barriers of intolerance and celebrate diversity. Join us by making a gift to help ensure his legacy continues for decades to come.
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