About The Asssociation

The Experiment in International Living was founded by Dr. Donald Watt in 1932. Since then, the objective and work of he organisation has been recognised and conferred the honor of Consultative Status with UNESCO in 1958, recognition by the UN Econimic and Social Councilas an NGO Category II since 1978 and with Council of Europe since 1981. In 1989, EIL was designated a Peace Messenger Organisation by the United Nations Secretary General.

The mission of the Federation in Interational Living is to promote inter-cultural learning experiences through home stays, group travel, study abroad, language training, work exchange and other cultural immersion programs.

The EIL officially established its firm roots in India on 27th February 1962. The Indian Asociation of Experiment in International Living is a part of the worldwide, non-religious, non-political and non-profit making network of Federation EIL. The EIL programs are designed to provide tools to survive in another culture, to foster personal development, to build communication and leadership skills and also enhance the ability to act as global citizens. Since inception, we have had around 3000 people going out of this country on EIL programs. So far we have received an equal number of participants for similar programs.

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The Diversity

  • India is credibly the only country with the largest and most diverse mixture of races. A spell-binding country where people of unlike communities and religions live together in oneness. India is a very culturally diverse country.
  • More than a billion people live in India today. Forty percent of the population is under 15 years old. In ethnically diverse India, 72% of the population is Indo-Aryan, 25% is Dravidian and 2% is Mongoloid.
  • India is a parliamentary democracy where the Chief Executive is the Prime Minister who is normally the leader of the Lower House and commands majority in Parliament. He is formally appointed by the President of India who is titular head of State.


  • Second only to China in population, India supports nearly 15% of all people on Earth. The Indian sub-continent is a vast and varied area. It is the most populous democracy in the world. Citizens have freely elected their leadership since 1947.
  • More than 300 languages are spoken in India and 24 of them have more than 1 million speakers. Hindi is the most widely spoken, followed by English, which is the language of business and government.
  • India has 30 states and seven territories spread across 3.3 million square kilometers. The terrain varies from the Himalayas to flat river valleys. One fourth of the country is forested and another half is under cultivation.

An Appeal

  • We need Indian families who still believe in Vasudeva Kutumbakam

  • We need voluntary organizations to open doors to our Volunteers

  • We need sponsors who can support us in providing an enriching experience to our youth

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