Worldwide Network of the Experiment in International Living (Federation EIL)

Expérience de vie internationale
Experimento de Convivencia Internacional
Experiment Vereinigung für das Praktische Zusammenleben der Völker

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1932, USA, as Experiment in International Living (EIL). Statutes adopted 1954, Heiden (Switzerland); revised: 1960, Mexico; 1962, Italy; 1963, Germany FR; 1970, Turkey; 1972, Japan; 1975, Italy; 1987, Turkey; 1999, Spain; 2001, New Zealand; 2003, Asti (Italy). Registered in accordance with Swiss Civil Code.


Involve individuals in programmes of intercultural learning which develop understanding of and respect for people worldwide. Member organizations strive to: contribute to a lasting peace; make possible continuity, sound growth and progress; encourage and maintain high educational principles and standards.

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Members offer programmes on intercultural learning through: homestays and au pair/homestays; educational group travel; international academic study; other cultural immersion; language acquisition; international skills development (total annual participation over 6,000 individuals). National representation(s) undertake contracts covering language studies, training, management and technical assistance projects involving over 20,000 further participants annually. US member organization includes School for International Training (SIT), granting bachelors and masters degrees in international administration and language teaching and offering university terms abroad in over 40 countries.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 8 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 23 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 12 countries
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Subjects *

  • Research, Standards
    • Experimental
  • Culture
    • Culture
  • Comprehension
    • Comprehension

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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