After 18+ hours of travelling, I was really looking forward to landing in Mexico, getting a shower and a full nights sleep. Getting through security was taxing, but we did it and met Juan, a member of staff in PEI. It was then that I started to realise the extent of our journey. Juan couldn’t speak much English and I couldn’t speak much Spanish, but through broken English and broken Spanish we figured out how to communicate.
Become a member of EIL/AFS
EIL/AFS Ireland invites you to become a Member of our organisation
Anybody over 16 years of age who shares the Vision, Mission, and Values of EIL Intercultural Learning is invited to become a member of the organisation:
Our vision is “a just and tolerant world where all cultures thrive together in peace.”
Our mission is “to provide intercultural learning experiences that enrich lives and inspire global citizenship.”
Our core values of integrity, diversity, and passion are the stars that guide us.
Prestigious International Quality Certification for EIL
EIL is one of a small number of organisations in Europe and Latin America to be awarded the prestigious Intercultural Exchange Certification https://iecquality.org/ . To obtain this certification organisations must achieve excellence in five practice areas: Responsible Practice; Safety & Security, Program Development, Monitoring & Evaluations; and Homestays.
News and Events
EIL Ireland News
Joint Board/Staff Meeting in Cork – New board membersOur first board meeting of 2024 took place in our Cork office in January. The meeting was followed by a workshop with the staff team, and it was the first…
VolunteersWe jumped online with our volunteer network and discussed what values underpin everything we are doing at EIL/AFS Ireland. It was a great opportunity to gather everyone’s thoughts and opinions…
Joint board/staff meeting with partners in Bonn, Germany.We had a joint board and staff meeting with our partners in Experiment EV Bonn, Germany, last weekend. It’s always wonderful to connect with colleagues and friends from around the…
EIL Explore News
Reflections on Mexico – Aedín McAdamsAfter 18+ hours of travelling, I was really looking forward to landing in Mexico, getting a shower and a full nights sleep. Getting through security was taxing, but we did…
Selection DayEIL Explore winners were selected on a sunny Saturday in Dublin after a day full of activities and interviews. Over 50 candidates were shortlisted to join the EIL team and…
EIL Explore Scholarships 2024It was a big night for us last night where the EIL volunteer network came together to shortlist candidates to go forward for the interview stage for Explore 2024. Applications…
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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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