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EIL Intercultural Learning is an Irish "not for profit" organisation which provides intercultural learning opportunities through study abroad, volunteer abroad, language training, travel awards, group educational programmes, and other cultural immersion activities for about 2,000 people each year. This year the organisation celebrates 50 years in Ireland. 

The Mission of EIL Intercultural Learning Ireland is: To provide intercultural learning experiences which enrich lives, promote understanding of other cultures and challenge individuals to be more globally aware and responsible.

 The work of EIL Intercultural Learning is underpinned by a set of core values and guiding principles which include the organisation’s not for profit status, its commitment to the safety and wellbeing of participants and its endorsement of the principles of equality, inclusiveness, sustainability and diversity. At all times EIL strives to achieve the highest standards and to employ best practices.

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Did I ever think about living abroad? The short answer – no! But life has a funny way of surprising you and I have found myself leading a life I never even dreamed of! A series of fortunate events
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My introduction to Kayamandi Township left quite the impression on me and also left me asking myself if I had made the right decision to make the place my home for 6 weeks. Large flames ripping
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