About us

EIL Intercultural Learning is an Irish non profit organisation which provides intercultural learning opportunities for about 2,000 people each year. EIL was first introduced to Ireland in 1960 and has operated a full time office in Cork since 1989.

EIL Intercultural Learning is the Irish National Office of a worldwide non profit network - The Experiment in International Living (EIL) - which was founded in the USA in 1932 and involves over 30,000 people each year on a variety of intercultural programmes across 40 different countries.

Our Core Values

The work of EIL Intercultural Learning is underpinned by a set of core values and guiding principles which include the organisation's not for profit status, its commitment to the safety and wellbeing of participants and its endorsement of the principles of equality, inclusiveness, sustainability and diversity. At all times EIL strives to achieve the highest standards and to employ the best practices.

Our vision

EIL Intercultural Learning's vision is one of the people and cultures of the world working together to create peace and equality through greater co-operation, mutual respect and better understanding.

Our compliance with the Comhlámh Code of Good Practice for Volunteer Sending AgenciesComhlamh logo

EIL Intercultural Learning is a signatory of the Comhlámh Code of Good Practice (CoGP) for Volunteer Sending Agencies, The Code is a set of standards for organisations involved in facilitating international volunteer placements in the global south.

EIL has been assessed by Comhlámh as having all core indicators and at least 85% of all indicators in place for our international volunteer programmes. (Comprehensive Compliance status).  Comprehensive Compliance status is the highest award for quality responsible volunteering programmes available to Irish international volunteer sending agencies.

If you feel we are not adhering to the Code please contact us at [email protected] or contact Comhlámh at [email protected]