EIL Explore News

We’re in the Finals of the Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2017!

OHHHHH My GOD! With the launch for EIL Explore 2017 just around the corner (17 October) the pressure is on to get the website and the everything associated with the launch up and running. So it’s with an overwhelming sense of pride that we just got the news that the Explore Website has made it to the finals of this Cork Digital Marketing Awards The Explore Team are over the moon to hear that we have made it to the finals for 3 Categories this year Digital Superhero Facebook New Business Best Website – New Business The Cork Digital Marketing Awards are organised by BiznetCork Skillnet to recognise the remarkable

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Reflections by Orla Tubridy

It is my last day in Quito and I am sitting in my host family’s antique shop surrounded by a myriad of historical and cultural objects. As I sit, listening to the quiet chatter of customers and passers-by, I can’t help but reflect on the amazing experiences I’ve had over the past six weeks. How did I end up here? Living and working in Quito has allowed me to meet so many wonderful people and visit so many fantastic places. In just six weeks, I’ve worked with people from all over South America. I’ve attended baby showers and birthday parties. I’ve visited the jungle, famous lagoons and huge markets. I’ve

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Whose Daughter is She? by Orla Tubridy

Family life in Ecuador is INTENSE. Families are very close and spend a lot more time together than most Irish families seem to. Families are so involved in each other’s lives that it often proves difficult for an outsider to tell exactly who belongs to a particular family and who does not. While staying with my first host family in Quito for example, I assumed (naturally) that the woman my host mother referred to as “mi hija” (aka “my daughter”) was, in fact, her daughter (duh). She came to visit the house almost every day, sometimes accompanied by her husband and young son, as any daughter would. Maybe my broken

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Its not everyday you find out you are a Superhero for Cork #digitalcork17 Awards!

Its not everyday you find out you are a Superhero for Cork 🙂 we have just been nominated for 4 Digital Marketing Awards by the Cork Chamber of Commerce for this Years Cork Digital Marketing award! We are delighted that we have been nominated for so many awards as  the competition was huge and the fact that we made it through and are in the company of such great companies makes us feel very humbled!  A massive congratulations to all those who were nominated this year. These awards show how very talented the Cork Business scene is here and we are delighted to be a part of it this year!  Digital

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Meet Ms Nga, a University lecturer and volunteer – interview by Tracey Keogh

I have worked with Ms Nga for almost 8 weeks now and she still manages to amaze me. Even though she is the coordinator of my project, I say work with rather than for, because that is the type of lady she is. She is respected by both international and Vietnamese volunteers because she is such a lovely caring person. I remember first meeting Ms Nga on my second day in Hanoi. She was so welcoming and friendly which is now my overall impression of Vietnamese people. She has the kindest heart and wants to help wherever she can. Ms Nga not only lectures in University but she volunteers too.

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