Why Choose EIL as your partner in Ireland?

An Irish based organisation

EIL Intercultural Learning is a well established, Irish based organisation. We know Ireland intimately and can open doors for your students right across the country. EIL Intercultural Learning can provide you with quality accommodation, meal and transport arrangements throughout Ireland, North & South, 24 hour local support and unique access to Irish academics, community organisations, local leaders, politicians, schools, universities, artists, musicians and Irish families all over the country.

A Not for Profit organisation

EIL is a not for profit organisation and is not owned by anybody or any group of people. There are no shareholders or annual dividends or profits to be paid to any individual or group of individuals. EIL invests any surpluses back into its work through scholarships, subsidies and travel awards which allow young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to participate in intercultural programmes.. EIL is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board monitors and supervises a full time staff based in Cork who are responsible for the day to day operations of the organisation.

The Experiment in International Living

EIL is the Irish national office of the Experiment in International Living (EIL) which was founded in the USA in 1932. In 1989 the EIL Network was designated as a Peace Messenger Organisation by The Secretary General of the United Nations. EIL also has consultative Status at the Council of Europe and at The Economic and Social Committee of The United Nations.

Safety & Support

The safety and well being of participants is paramount in all our programmes. We operate a comprehensive child protection policy. EIL in conjunction with the National Youth Council of Ireland was a primary partner in developing Child Safety and Youth Exchange Programmes national guidelines for good practice. As your partner in Ireland EIL provides 24 Hour 7 day emergency support, carefully recruited and trained group leaders and a Local coordinator in all host communities. Your group will participate in a welcome orientation to Ireland facilitated by EIL which includes practical safety advice.

Custom Designed Program

As your partner EIL Intercultural Learning will help you to build a program of exceptional quality that is designed to meet your special requirements. Here are just some of the services we can provide you with:

  • Academic courses, lectures and field trips
  • In country coordinator
  • Expert Led excursions & hands-on learning adventures
  • All types of accommodation options (dorms / youth hostels / homestays or hotels)
  • Airport meet & Greet
  • Welcome orientation
  • Private Coach Transport
  • Irish host family visits in multiple communities around Ireland
  • Irish host family visits in multiple communities around Ireland.
  • Q&A session with members of parliament in both Dublin & Belfast
  • Traditional Irish music, dance and song workshops
  • Irish arts & crafts workshops
  • Expert led folklore and archaeological hikes
  • Post program evaluation & facilitated feedback session