AFS Ireland is operated by EIL Intercultural Learning, an Irish non-profit organisation that provides study abroad, language training, community service, and other educational and cultural immersion activities for over 2,500 people annually. AFS Ireland now offers a range of AFS programmes including High School Study Abroad, as well as short-term Global Prep and language learning opportunities for teens and adults in over 60 countries around the world.
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Expose your family to a world outside of their own by helping an international student achieve her global dreams. Explore a new culture and share your family life and traditions.
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Explore your potential and pick from a choice of roles and flexible schedules. Benefit from our exceptional volunteer training program, develop your leadership skills and help others learn how to live together.
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EIL Ireland News
“The experience isn’t comparable to any other experience of mine.” – – Grace KirwanHello, I’m Grace (back, 3rd from right ). I recently just spent four months in Germany in a town called…
“I cannot tell you how proud we were of her”We received this wonderful piece from one of our Host Families in Clare, about Martha Liedtke, a student from Germany:…
Love For My New HomeThe following poem, written by Rachele Lancia from Italy, is the winner of our Study Abroad Summer Competition for the…
EIL Explore News
My Life Changing Experience in EcuadorWhen I first looked over all the Explore awards available for the under eighteens, Ecuador was my first choice simply…
Without BordersWhen growing up on rural Donegal, you can imagine there wasn’t much opportunity to mix with people of different nationalities,…
Local Communities Save Endangered Turtles from ExtinctionAt the Ayotlcalli Sea Turtle and Conservation centre, locals and volunteers from across the world join forces to save turtles…
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