Profile: Ambassadors Group Inc (EPAX.O)
29 Oct 2014
Ambassadors Group, Inc. (Ambassadors), incorporated on October 28, 1997, is a provider of educational travel experiences, primarily engaged in organizing and promoting worldwide educational travel programs for students through a direct to consumer marketing model. It operates student and adult travel programs primarily using the People to People International brand (People to People) under a long-term license agreement. It has been traveling students on People to People programs for over 50 years and has over 500,000 alumni. The Company operates in two segments: Ambassador Programs and Other and BookRags. Ambassador Programs and Other provide educational travel services through multiple itineraries within four travel program types and corporate overhead. BookRags provides online research capabilities through book summaries, critical essays, online study guides, lesson plans, biographies, and references to encyclopedia articles.
Student Ambassador Programs
The Company's Student Ambassador Programs provides educational opportunities for students in grade school, middle school and high school to visit one or more foreign destinations to learn about its history, government, economy and culture. Its representatives review candidate applications and conduct local selection interviews to identify applicants for acceptance into the Company's programs. Its Student Ambassador Program delegations travel for approximately eight to 21 days during the summer months. Each delegation typically consists of 30 to 45 students and several teachers usually from the same geographical area, and is accompanied by local guides to assist for the duration of each program.
The Company provides domestic travel experiences to motivated grade school, middle school and high schools students through its People to People Leadership Summit and World Leadership Forum (Leadership Programs), which are focused on leadership, community involvement, and government education. The Company's Leadership Programs have provided students from over the ability to travel to various U.S. destinations, including Washington, D.C. and top U.S. universities, to hear from renowned speakers and industry experts, and exchange ideas with their peers. The Company markets its Leadership Ambassador Programs predominantly through teacher referrals and direct mail. It directly organizes and operates all aspects of these domestic programs, including the arrangement of speakers, program facilitators, curriculum, activities, accommodations and transportation.
Citizen Ambassador Programs
The Company's Citizen Ambassador Programs provide professionals with common interests the opportunity to travel abroad to meet and exchange ideas with foreign citizens who have similar backgrounds, interests or professions. Citizen Ambassador Programs travel throughout the year on seven to 10 day programs and have the option of adding other cultural exchange activities prior to or following each program. Citizen Ambassador Programs have been conducted in such areas as agriculture, economics, education, law, medicine and science. The Company markets its Citizen Ambassador Programs through a combination of direct mail and professional association relationships.
Ambassadors Group Inc
Dwight D. Eisenhower Building
2001 South Flint Road
SPOKANE WA 99224