About EIL Intercultural Learning

IrelandEIL was first introduced to Ireland in 1964 and has operated a full time office in Cork since 1989. Since then, over 30,000 people have taken part in EIL travel and learning opportunities in and out of Ireland.

EIL Intercultural Learning is an Irish “not for profit” organisation which provides intercultural learning opportunities through study abroad, volunteer abroad, language training, travel awards, group educational programmes, and other cultural immersion activities for almost 2,000 people each year.

About The Experiment in Ireland

The Mission of EIL Intercultural Learning Ireland is: To provide intercultural learning experiences which enrich lives, promote understanding of other cultures and challenge individuals to be more globally aware and responsible.

In short the aim of EIL Intercultural Learning is to enrich lives and to inspire global citizenship.

Staff Team: 

Kevin Hickey (Director)
Aisling Meade (Senior Manager)
Fiona O’Leary (Manager of Educational and Cultural Groups Department)
Anton Kieffer (Manager Volunteers for Global Citizenship Department)
Genevieve O’Connor (Manager Study Abroad Department)


Board Team:

Judy Roche (Chairperson)
Daire Hickey (Vice Chairperson)
Kety Dobey (Treasurer)


Contact Information

Address: 1 Empress Place, Summerhill North, Cork City, Ireland
Phone: 021 4551535 (in Ireland) +353 21 4551535 (from outside of Ireland)



National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) World Youth Student and Education (WYSE) Travel Confederation

EIL’s work in Ireland is supported by:

Irish Aid Department of Children and Youth AffairsIrish Aid Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Irish Aid Children & Youth AffairsIrish Aid Children & Youth Affairs
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