In 1964 the first EIL Group came to Ireland
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 09:43
In July 1964, John McNichols led a group of American students to Ireland - this was the first EIL activity in Ireland and the start of our 50 year history here. The group began their experience with pre-departure training in Vermont and then travelled to Ireland where they learned about the culture and rich traditions of the country as part of their studies.
When these photos of the group in 1964 were posted on our Facebook page, they created quite a stir!
Eight years after the first group arrived, the number of students choosing Ireland as a destination for their 'Study Abroad' period continues to grow. This video was recorded in 1972 and follows an EIL group that spent a semester in Ireland as part of their studies in their respective colleges in the USA.