UN Academic Impact Global Youth Forum 2016 – New York City (Fully Funded)

Deadline: Wednesday, March 31, 2016 

UN Academic Impact Global Youth Forum 2016 – New York City (Fully Funded)

Benefits

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.

Airfare, Room and Meals will be provided by ELS Educational Services, Inc.

Description

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.

Eligibility

 1.Must be 18 years of age or older by the contest deadline.

2. You must be a full-time university student, recommended and endorsed by a Faculty Member or University Representative

3. Must demonstrate both written and verbal competency in the language of the essay. The official United Nations languages are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Apply

1.Write your essay according to the contest rules and eligibility guidelines.

2. Show your essay to a University Faculty Member or Authorized Representative who can attest to the fact that you have followed the contest rules.

3. Have that Faculty Member or University Administrator complete the Faculty/University Reference Form in support of your participation in the contest.

4. Once the Reference Form has been received and verified by Many Languages, One World, you will receive an email with further information, and a link where you can complete your Student Entry Form and upload your essay to the contest website.

5. The Student Entry Form must be completed in its entirety, and in English. Incomplete forms will be disqualified. Be sure to include your national identity card number or passport number showing your name as it appears on your official documents or passport. Do not submit your photo.

6. At the bottom of the Student Entry form you will find the link to upload your essay to the contest website. The essay must be submitted in MS WORD format. Only essays submitted through this link will be accepted. You can only submit one essay.

7. Essays must be received by 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, March 31, 2016 in order to qualify.


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