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

The EIL Study Abroad Team were delighted to receive a beautiful letter from one of our Secondary School students. Lina is a German student who is studying in an Irish Secondary School in Castleisland
Have you checked your emails recently?! Japan! Mexico! Access, Mature Student, Youth Activist.... All the Travel Awards for 2015 have now been wittled down to a list of applications for interview on
My name is Suzanne Mahony and I’m from Terenure, Dublin. I was lucky to get a leave of absence from my job as a tax consultant to go to Ecuador for two months to live with an Ecuadorian family, learn
An exciting and unusal volunteer opportunity is available for the right person in Hanoi What is it? This project is based in Hanoi city in northern Vietnam. It is a community based centre for young
By Anna Udby Mortensdatter, Danish Volunteer, volunteering in a primary school project in Hanoi, Vietnam I'm walking to school. It takes me around fifteen minutes. I live on quite a busy, wide street

Latest Videos

Will 2015 be your year?! Check out where the EIL Travel Award winners from 2014 got to on their travels! Apply now!...
See how one of our French volunteers experienced his summer in Ireland.
Gabrielle Battaglia (aged 17) of Italy took part in EIL's Secondary School Programme in Ireland for 3 months from...
Travelling to Ecuador or to any other country with the hopes of a “cultural immersion” means that you have to have to...
In June 2014, Daniel & four other EIL Travel Award winners departed Dublin Airport for Vermont, USA. They stayed at...