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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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I had contemplated volunteering abroad long before I dared to apply. As cliché as it sounds, it’s been one of the best decisions I´ve ever made. I studied development and global injustices issues
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Today I had the wonderful opportunity of visiting a centre named Huiz Horizon. Huiz Horizon is a residential and day centre for adults with learning disabilities. The centre is part funded by the

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