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. 

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John & Newlove | USA & Togo

John & Newlove | USA & Togo

John and Newlove's friendship is a wonderful example of the difference that can be made by two people who have never met and are separated by continents. Read More>

Michael & Mary | USA

Michael & Mary | USA

PTPI Enables us to connect with people around the globe. The essence of this story is what PTPI means to us!
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Meline | Bulgaria

Meline | Bulgaria

PTPI has taught me to be more useful to society and people, and to encourage youth to be more creative and to fight for a better future. Read More>

Indra | Nepal

Indra | Nepal

I am proud to be associated with PTPI, and I look forward to participating in more activities to enhance and promote the goal and mission. Read More>

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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. Use the search below to see if there is a chapter near you.

Why Join?

  • Travel
  • Host visitors
  • Connect with new cultures
  • New and lasting friendships
  • Learn about global issues from an inside perspective
  • Apply for grants and scholarships
  • Make a difference in the community

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History

History

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's) 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.

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