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I guess the word is out that I have a 9th grader because I'm getting a whole new category of junk mail. Does anyone know what the deal is with this program? How they got my information? What do they really want? They may very well be a legitimate organization, but I'm thinking scam. Anyone know the deal or how often these things show up in your mail?

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There have been threads about this before. It seems some think it is a type of scam and some have participated. Do a search for more information.

 

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/travel/people_to_people.html

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_to_People_Student_Ambassador_Program

 

http://www.peopletopeople.com/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

Personally, I'd have to have a lot more information and references from people who had attended before I'd let my middle school student go to another country.

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I guess the word is out that I have a 9th grader because I'm getting a whole new category of junk mail. Does anyone know what the deal is with this program? How they got my information? What do they really want? They may very well be a legitimate organization, but I'm thinking scam. Anyone know the deal or how often these things show up in your mail?

 

Just be aware it is not an honor, it is more like a solicitation from a travel agency. It isn't particuarly cheap, but people have gone on the trips and enjoyed them, I gather.

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I agree that there is no honor in being 'selected' for this type of program. This is a business. They are trying to make money by overcharging your child for a vacation. Our neighbor's daughter went on one to Australia several years ago. She had a great time, but the mom regretted it from the moment she said 'yes' due to the high cost. She said it was not worth it.

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