Alumni , New Jersey
Our immersive student travel programs turn the world into a classroom, creating an educational and inspirational experience that cultivates meaningful connections between people of different countries.
You won’t just see the sights. You’ll meet the people. You’ll live the culture. You’ll understand your world.
People to People moments are unique activities offered exclusively through our programs. From exploring Paris with local students, to a discussing politics with a former member of Parliament in London to a bike tour of Soweto Township in Johannesburg, these moments allow students to make a deeper connection with the people and places they visit.
We believe there is no better way to connect with a new country and culture than by living with a host family. In most of our programs you’ll have the opportunity to live with a peer’s family and discover what it’s really like to be born and raised there.
PTP is proud to grant our students unique access to people, places, and events not offered elsewhere. These behind-the-scenes activities are a core part of every program. Examples include meeting a former member of Parliament in London, discussing the Road to Peace with students at a school in Belfast, or meeting with the Swiss Guard in Vatican City.
PTP students have the opportunity to give back to a local community by volunteering alongside locals. Community service and involvement in local life are essential components that support our mission. Activities range from connecting with young children at an orphanage in Costa Rica, to cutting peat in a bog in Ireland for warming up houses for the elderly.
We give students the chance to step outside their comfort zones and participate in local outdoor activities, like sea kayaking among penguins in South Africa, rappelling in Austria, or snorkeling in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
We offer special interactive learning opportunities where students learn directly from experts in their fields. From a cooking class in Rome, to an anime workshop in Tokyo, to a high-tech educational session at Iceland’s Lava, Volcano and Earthquake Center, we include unique hands-on educational activities in every program.
Not only do travelers create lasting friendships with other American students in their program, they also have the opportunity to connect with peers in the cities they visit. Whether it’s exploring Paris with Parisian teenagers or spending a day at a Fijian school, these global friendships and connections are a vital part of the educational experience.
We make safety our number one priority in every program. With more than 60 years of experience in student travel, and with offices and global partners around the world, we are proud of our commitment to keeping students safe. We set high expectations for our students’ behavior, and every day is fully planned and supervised, ending with a nightly curfew.
We know there are a lot of questions that come up before, during, and after travel. Every student is assigned a Student Success Advisor to help prepare for the program, ensuring a positive, safe, and successful experience.
High quality standards
We set very strict quality standards for every aspect of our programs, from our hotels to group activities and excursions.
PTP tuition is all-inclusive, with no surprise add-ons or optional excursions for extra cost. Each program includes international flights, all daily meals, accommodations, entry fees for all activities, and a Delegation Manager who is with the group 24/7. Additions may include local U.S. airfare or optional upgraded insurance plans. Please see your program details for a full list.
The best leaders
We set the highest standards and qualification requirements for our delegation leaders, including yearly background checks, annual trainings, and CPR and First Aid Certification. Many of our leaders are highly experienced, with more than 10 years of leading delegations.
Our programs are an excellent opportunity to prepare for college, as students explore new interests, build self-confidence, and learn to be more independent. Many alumni say their PTP experience helped in their admission process and with adapting to college life.
Alumni , New Jersey
Michael J Benzaia
You have two ways to travel on a People to People International Travel program:
Local Delegations are for students from the same geographic area, chaperoned by educators from that area too. The educators select the programs for their local delegation, so every program may not be offered in your area.
National Delegations are for students coming from all over the United States, chaperoned by educators carefully selected by PTP. Joining a National Delegation is a great way to meet students from all over the country.