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.

News & Events

Listen to Emma Birchall's interview with Susan Webster on Kildare FM! Emma talks about the EIL Travel Awards generally, as well as her time in Secondary School in Germany! Would you like to follow in
Once I retired I made the decision to volunteer abroad, I wanted to challenge myself and have an adventure of my own. It was important to me to have the experience of really living as part of a
Anne Doran, retired nurse from Co. Clare who volunteered in Rural Nepal Education and Social Care Projects in Nepal In the rural location I was based in during my volunteer programme in Nepal I
Cork-based Manus decided to leave beautiful Kinsale behind to sign up for a 6 month volunteer placement in southern India. Here is an update of how he's getting on. "Anyhow, I am doing great. I love
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A.Edison Dreaming of an opportunity to use your skills as an engineer to work with local communities

Latest Videos

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