Profile: Ambassadors Group Inc (EPAX.O)
6 Oct 2015
Ambassadors Group, Inc., 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. The Company operates student and adult travel programs using the People to People International brand under a long-term license agreement. The Company operates educational travel programs under three categories: Student Ambassador Programs, which provides educational opportunities for students; Leadership Ambassador Programs, which provides domestic destination travel programs for the United States students and international students, and Citizen Ambassador Programs, which provides professional travel programs for adults.
The Company has the right to develop and conduct programs for grade school through high school students, as well as for professionals, college students and athletes using the People to People International brand name. The Company's educational travel programs offer both domestic the United States destinations, as well as international travel destinations, including, but not limited to Europe, Australia, China, Japan, South Africa, India, Costa Rica and Antarctica.
Student Ambassador Programs
The Company's Student Ambassador Programs provide educational opportunities for students in grade school, middle school, high school and college to visit one or more foreign destinations to learn about its history, government, economy and culture. It markets its Student Ambassador Programs direct to families through an integrated multi-channel program that includes leads and enrollments generated by direct mail invitations, search engine marketing, social media, webinars, tele-sales and local in-person informational meetings. Student Ambassador Program delegations travel on programs from seven to 24 days primarily taking place in June and July, with a small number of programs also available in the winter 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 and service providers to assist for the duration of each program.
Leadership Ambassador Programs
The Company's Leadership Ambassador Programs provide domestic travel experiences to grade school, middle school and high school students through its People to People Leadership Summit and People to People World Leadership Forum programs (Leadership Ambassador Programs). Leadership Ambassador Programs are focused on leadership development, community involvement, civics education and college preparation. On these four to ten day programs, delivered throughout the year during school break periods, delegates engage in specially designed leadership curriculum, team-building and personal development exercises, through group discussions, workshops, educational meetings and other social and recreational activities. It markets its Leadership Ambassador Programs 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 ten day programs and have the option of adding other cultural exchange activities prior to or following many programs. Citizen Ambassador Programs have been conducted in such areas as agriculture, economics, education, law, medicine and science. The Company markets its Citizen Ambassador Programs primarily through professional association relationships. As a part of many of its professional programs, continuing education credits are offered.
Ambassadors Group Inc
2001 S Flint Rd
SPOKANE WA 99224-9198