Who we are


EIL UK is a charity based in Malvern, Worcestershire. EIL stands for the ‘Experiment in International Living’ and is the UK member of a global movement that began life in 1932. Together 23 EIL offices around the world form a global Federation that is recognised as a Peace Messenger organisation by the United Nations. Working with people of all ages, each year EIL UK welcomes hundreds of international visitors to the UK and prepares our volunteers to travel abroad. They all have one thing in common – the willingness to learn about new cultures and to share their own whilst living with a local family. These global programmes teach people that ‘by living together we learn to live together’ and that together we can create a more tolerant and understanding world. Our Federation alumni include Nobel Peace Prize winners, founders of international charities and politicians.