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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.

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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.

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News and Events

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EIL Ireland News

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    EIL Intercultural Learning announces the appointment of a new CEO

    The Board of EIL/AFS is pleased to announce the appointment of Aideen O’Leary as CEO from January 8th next. Her appointment follows the retirement of long standing CEO Kevin Hickey.…
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    Cork-Based Charity Strives for Sustainable Travel Funding Multiple Carbon Offsetting Projects.

    Cork-based charity, EIL Intercultural Learning, is paving the way for sustainable travel by funding multiple carbon offsetting projects in Latin America, Asia, and Africa by counterbalancing carbon emissions on all…
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    Joint Board/Staff Meeting 2023

    The creativity and the coffee were both flowing on Saturday at the first joint meeting of the EIL Board and the EIL staff team since before Covid. It was also…
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EIL Explore News

  1. Alex, Sharan, Niamh, Alannah, Orna and Brain – 2023 EIL Explore winners at the Enrollment Day at EIL offices on Washinton Street, Cork

    Cork-Based Educational Charity awards €1 Million plus in scholarships over 10 years

    Cork-based charity, EIL Intercultural Learning, a non-profit educational exchange organisation has invested over €1 Million in travel scholarships during the last 10 years. EIL Explore scholarships target people from social…
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    Visit by Volunteers for Peace Vietnam (VPV)

    We were honored to receive a visit to our office in Cork from Mr. Phuong, director of Volunteers for Peace Vietnam (VPV), and our partner for Explore over 18 pax…
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    The Power of Plants – El Jardín Botanicó, Quito, Ecuador (Eimear, GAP Award 2022)

    On the 20th of June I arrived in Quito, Ecuador, and so began the most challenging yet rewarding journey of my life. Having waited 2 years for this experience, the…

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Host an International Student

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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