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. Working together, Experiment organisations around the world form a global network, known as Federation EIL, that is recognised as a Peace Messenger organisation by the United Nations. Federation EIL alumni include Nobel Peace Prize winners, politicians and founders of international charities.

EIL UK provides intercultural learning opportunities to create a more peaceful, tolerant and understanding world. Last year our cultural immersion programmes included study abroad, family homestays, group educational programmes, training and language courses for more than 500 participants. Working with people of all ages, we welcome international visitors to the UK and prepare UK students, volunteers and explorers of all ages to travel and live 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’. Homestay experiences across the world and here in the UK help create a more tolerant and understanding world.