Experiment in International Living UK (EIL UK)

Experiment in International Living UK (EIL UK)

Charity information

Experiment in International Living UK (EIL UK)

EIL UK is a cultural exchange charity established over 75 years ago to promote a more peaceful and tolerant world.

Founded 1937

  • Mission statement

    Our Vision
    A more tolerant and understanding world
    We believe that by being together, learning together and living together we can work towards a more tolerant and understanding world.


    Our Mission
    We bring people together to develop lasting understanding across communities, borders and ideological divides.


    Our Values
    Our core values are:
    • Forward thinking – we are dynamic, motivated and eager to develop new opportunities for people to build a more tolerant and understanding world.
    • Inclusive – We welcome people from all backgrounds and provide a tailored and personal service, which reflects diversity and promotes tolerance.
    • Responsible – We provide safe and ethical opportunities for our volunteers and clients, working with trusted providers who adhere to our principles and standards.

    EIL is a member of a worldwide Federation with partners in 22 countries. Federation EIL is one of the oldest and most established hosting organisations in the world and was recognised in 1989 as a Peace Messenger organisation by the United Nations

    Our diverse range of programmes are delivered in the UK, Europe and worldwide and include volunteering, individual homestays and group learning. All have one thing in common – Community. We are proud to work with all sectors of society and specialise in bringing different people together to learn from each other;

  • Aims

    Experiment in International Living UK (EIL UK) aims to:

    • To develop our network of families who provide homestays for international visitors across the UK
    • To provide meaningful international volunteering and work experience opportunities for our UK participants.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1937

    Registered Charity Number: 1070440

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 6

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 600

    Phone number: 01684 562577

    Address: Experiment in International Living UK, 17 Graham Road, Malvern, Worcestershire. WR14 2HR

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