Application Deadline: 31 March 2016 at 11:59 PM EST
MANY LANGUAGES, ONE WORLD: 2016 Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum
Share your ideas and be heard… perhaps even in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations!
- 60 Students will be selected as delegates to the 2016 United Nations Academic Impact Global Youth Forum, 25-31 July, 2016, where they will create action plans related to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
- The students will present these action plans at United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
- The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), in collaboration with ELS Educational Services, Inc., (ELS) invites students, 18 years and older, who are enrolled in a full-time course of study at a college or university, to participate in the Many Languages, One World Essay Contest
- Write an original essay (2,000 words or less) discussing global citizenship and cultural understanding and the role that multilingual ability can play in fostering these.
- The essay should reflect your personal, academic, cultural and national context.
- Essays must be written in an official language of the United Nations that is not your first language or primary language of instruction during your primary or secondary education.
- The official United Nations languages are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
- You will need to demonstrate both written and verbal competency in the language of the essay.
- You must be a full-time university student, recommended and endorsed by a Faculty Member or University Representative, and must be 18 years of age or older by the contest deadline.
- Ten students in each language group will be selected as winners.
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