When we connect with people different from us, it is easy to see that we are not so different after all. 

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.

OUR VISION is that a cross-cultural network of engaged and knowledgeable everyday citizen leaders will be an active force in creating and sustaining a more peaceful world.

President Eisenhower’s belief that “peaceful relations between nations requires understanding and mutual respect between individuals” is as relevant today as when he first envisioned our organization six decades ago. Today, our mission continues to resonate with members across the globe, yet we are ever-changing in our quest to provide expanded opportunities that engage a new generation of globally-minded citizens.

People to People International (PTPI) is a non-political, non-religious volunteer exchange organization dedicated to international understanding through educational and cultural activities. We bring people together to learn about other cultures and make friends that cross borders, break down stereotypes and create global citizens who want to make a difference.

With a presence in many countries, PTPI participation knows no boundaries as members and friends work together to foster cross-cultural understanding in order to be an active force in creating and sustaining a more peaceful world.