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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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After visiting the District 6 museum to learn the origins of the Cape Town townships I was lucky enough to spend time in a few of them and meet some industrious residents there. The first township I
Having settled into Cape Town I have been thinking about what a rich tapestry of culture there is here. There are layers upon layers in this place. Everyone seems to be well turned into their origins
Where did I stay, who did I meet? My time in Cape Town feels like a whirlwind. I saw some wonderful projects, met some inspiring people and stayed in some wonderfully welcoming homes. A few
A weekly blog I'd assured friends and family when I departed Ireland for Nepal. Now having entered my fifth week, this is just my second entry. Surely testament to the busy but brilliant last number
......there were a lot of what ifs. I mean, where I come from it was pretty unheard of for a 15 year boy to take off and leave to spend a whole year away from home. To be perfectly honest, I was

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