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) creates lasting cross-cultural connections between everyday citizens around the world to help them explore global issues, serve and enrich their diverse communities, and become effective leaders in creating a more peaceful world.

With a presence in more than 160 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.