EIL Intercultural Learning is the Irish National Office of the worldwide organisation founded in the USA in 1932 as The Experiment in International Living. It is the oldest educational exchange organisation in the world involving over 30,000 people each year on a variety of educational and cultural travel programmes. It is a not for profit, non religious and non political association.
EIL has Consultative Status at The Council of Europe and The United Nations Economic and Social Council and was designated a "Peace Messenger Organisation" by The United Nations in 1989.
EIL was first introduced to Ireland in 1960 and EIL Intercultural Learning is also a member of the National Youth Council of Ireland.