Sunday, 20 March 2016

ELS Educational Services, in association with the United Nations and Global Youth Forum, is organising the third edition of ‘Many Languages, One World’ student essay contest.

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. at Hofstra University.

Full-time college or university students
Must be 18 years of age or older by the contest deadline.

How to Participate
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.

A Faculty Member or other Authorized Representative of the institution is required to complete a Reference Form attesting that the Entrant is a current full-time student of the institution in good standing, that the essay is written in a language that is not the Entrant’s first language or the principal language of instruction during the Entrant’s primary or secondary education, and that the entry is the Entrant's original, unaided work. Entries must be uploaded in MS Word format to the website by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, 31 March, 2016.

Essay Submission Deadline: Thursday, 31 March, 2016 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)

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