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THEY HAVE WORLD AT THEIR FEAT.

Byline: RICHIE TAYLOR

IT sounds too good to be true, but a non-profit organisation is looking for 22 young Irish people to go on all-expenses-paid trips abroad this summer.

EIL Intercultural Learning in Cork wants to send youngsters to explore other cultures all around the world.

Among the trips on offer is six weeks in Japan attending a local secondary school, a four-week visit to Ecuador - taking in a visit to the Amazonian jungle, nine weeks as a volunteer at a local project in Mexico, two months living in Germany with a host family and a 10-week volunteer placement in a child welfare project in Argentina.

EIL was founded in 1932 and is the oldest educational exchange organisation in the world. It has branches in 26 countries and is a non-profit, non religious and nonpolitical organisation. It has been described as a "Peace messenger organisation" by the United Nations.

Its programmes are designed to provide young people with the tools to survive and thrive in another culture or in a different language.

Director Brendan Kelleher said: "We are looking for curious young people who are passionate about what is happening in the wider world beyond Ireland."
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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Feb 13, 2011
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