About Us

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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People to People Stories

Tell your story PTPI is a network of more than 23,700 members around the world, and each has a story to tell. We ask you to share yours. It’s how we strengthen our network, create connections, and allow members to learn about other cultures and break down barriers to peace and understanding. 

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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'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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PTPI Staff are located in the PTPI World Headquarters office in Kansas City, Missouri USA and the PTPI Office of in Berlin, Germany. PTPI's Board of Directors span the globe.

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Press & Publications

Recent Press Releases and media advisories, news clippings, recordings, and publications about People to People International, its members, and their impact.

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