PTPI partners with Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund on Delegation to Vietnam and Cambodia



People to People International (PTPI) recently partnered with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) to send a delegation to Vietnam and Cambodia, geared toward reconciliation and cultural understanding. The delegation will take place from Thursday, September 19 to Tuesday, October 1, 2019.


“It is fitting that an organization founded by President Eisenhower after his experiences during war would partner with an organization dedicated to the remembrance of veterans to provide an opportunity to further cultural understanding for both cultures,” said CEO of PTPI Merrill Eisenhower Atwater. “People to People International strives to bring peace through understanding to cultures and people around the world.”


“We are pleased to to offer this opportunity to Vietnam veterans and their family members. Those who visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial consider it a part of their healing process. Taking a trip to Vietnam and seeing what the country is like today could be another step in that process,” said Jim Knotts, president and CEO of VVMF.”


This year’s delegation will offer a chance to visit some of the most historic sights in Vietnam and Cambodia, including Hanoi, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap. This trip will include opportunities to visit with residents of communities in both nations. Traveling with People to People International is unlike any other experience, with opportunities to truly immerse travelers in the culture of the nation in which they visit. The partnership with the VVMF adds a level of understanding and commitment to reconciliation that cannot be found in other travel opportunities to these nations.


To register to travel on this delegation or to learn more, please visit or contact People to People International at (816) 531-4701.

More PTPI News

PTPI Programs

Global Youth Forum 2019

People to People International (PTPI), in partnership with the Menaul School, will host the 2019 Global Youth Forum. The Global Youth Forum continues, year-after-year, to assist in the global education of students around the world. This year’s 2019 Global Youth Forum will take place from Sunday, July 21 to Thursday, July 25 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Registration is now open for students to attend this year’s Global Youth Forum!


PTPI’s Global Book Club offers the opportunity for conversation, learning, and building universal connections. A great way to connect around a common theme, the diverse Global Book Club discussions are featured on our blog, with conversation and commentary from PTPI staff and fellow readers from around the globe.


Bring the world to your classroom! The first step toward a more peaceful tomorrow is investing in children today. This free program offers teachers around the world resources, projects, and global connections with teachers and PTPI members to support the development of globally-minded and culturally-competent students. Sign up for the School & Classroom Program here or Contact Kristie Jeanes at (816) 531-4701 for details!


Global Youth Murals allows K-12 students, ages 4-18, from around the world to express their unique global perspective through art. This year’s theme, One People, One World, well describes PTPI's mission of connecting people and cultures from all walks of life while celebrating diversity. To be considered for an award, submissions should arrive at PTPI World Headquarters in Kansas City, USA no later than October 30th. Additional information, including instructions for creating the murals, is available in our Global Youth Mural guidelines.



The Joyce C. Hall College Scholarship is possible through funding provided by a direct bequest from Mr. Hall when he passed. This program not only illustrates the importance of the People to People's mission to Mr. Hall, it is also a symbol of the longstanding partnership between Hallmark and People to People International. Each year, up to five scholarships are awarded to university students who have shown a commitment to the mission and values of PTPI. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE