Many Languages, One World 2017 Student Essay Contest

By competing in the Many Languages, One World Student Essay Contest, you could be selected for an all-expense-paid trip to Boston and New York, and present at the United Nations!

ELS Educational Services, Inc. and the United Nations Academic Impact are pleased to sponsor the Many Languages, One World 2017 Global Youth Forum. This year we are pleased to welcome Northeastern University as the host of the Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum and the sponsor and organizer of the Northeastern University Global Youth.

To enter you must be a full-time university student and must be 18 years of age or older by 16 March, 2017. You must be recommended by a faculty member or authorized representative at the university you are currently attending in order to participate.

Your essay may not exceed 2,000 words and should discuss global citizenship, cultural understanding and the role that multilingual ability can play in fostering these. The essay should reflect personal, academic, cultural, and national context. Entries must be in an official language of the United Nations – Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish – that is neither your first language (languages spoken at home) nor the medium of instruction in either your primary or secondary education, or a medium of instruction if attending a bilingual school.

ELS and the UNAI created Many Languages, One World to promote multilingualism and the continued study of the six official languages of the United Nations, and to bring global-minded young scholars from all over the world to engage in dialogue about global issues and initiatives.

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