Apply Now for EIL Explore 2019 - Funded Overseas Learning Opportunities

The EIL Explore programme supports participants with an interest in global issues to travel abroad for the purpose of volunteering, cultural immersion, or language education through a variety of awards.

This year Explore will sponsor 45 FUNDED overseas learning opportunities to applicants on a variety of issues/topics.

Under 18 awards:

  • Japan Award x 1  
  • Ecuador Award x 1
  • Vermont Awards x 6
  • Secondary School in Europe x 4
  • International Summer School x 2

Over 18 years:

  • Cork Institute of Technology Award x 2
  • Mexico Award x 1
  • Access Student Award x 5
  • Mature Student Award x 2
  • NUIG ALIVE Award x 2
  • Global Awareness Programme x 4
  • Hong Kong Exchange (Foróige) x 10

These awards are targeted primarily at:

  • People who under ordinary circumstances would not have the opportunity to travel abroad for social or financial reasons.
  • People who are active volunteers in their own communities.

For more information on the awards and to apply, check out: or email

The deadline for applications is 12pm, 7 December 2018.

EIL Explore programmes