From start to finish EIL Explore is a year-long programme that begins with the application period from December to April, and ends with the award ceremony in November. Below is an overview of the EIL Explore process.
Which One is for you?
First, choose the challenge that is right for you.
Online – start your application
Start your application online by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button
Submit your application
All application must be received by the deadline: Typically the first Friday of December.
The shortlisting takes place in mid-January. Past winners, board and staff make up the shortlisting team. Each application is read three times.
The interviews typically take place in February.
Successful participants will be notified. They will be invited to attend one of the two Explore Induction Days Induction Day Cork or Induction Day Dublin, to formalise the acceptance of the awards. They can then start preparing for their travel abroad and work on their Action at Home outline.
Prior to departure, Explorers must attend this informative workshop at the end of May. The workshop covers topics such as: Challenges of living in a foreign country Health & safety Putting the learnings & experience from your time abroad to good use in Ireland.
Action at Home Outline
Congratulations! If you are an Explore Winner! Before taking off for your new adventure, carefully review past Action at Home examples to help with the development of your own project
Off you go! With Action at Home and Pre-Departure workshop info in mind, participants depart for their respective locations to fulfil the Travel phase of their award.
An important workshop upon return, where participants reflect on their own experiences and hear the stories from other parts of the world. Also an opportunity to get guidance and support with your Action Project. The debrief workshop will take place mid September.
Action at Home Submission
Submit your completed Action at Home in October for review and certification. Successful Action Projects are published on the website.
Action at Home Review
All Action at Home are reviewed and assessed by the EIL Explore team.
Successful participants receive certification for their achievement in November at our national network weekend. Congratulations you have completed your EIL Explore journey!