Essay Contest Many Languages, One World – Now Accepting Applications!

An essay contest "Many Languages, One World" will be held by the UN Academic Impact and ELS Educational Services, Inc. this year again.

The essay must be an original one (2,000 words or fewer) 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.

To qualify, essays must be written in an official language of the United Nations that is neither your first language (language(s) 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). You will need to demonstrate both written and verbal competency in the language of the essay. You must be a full-time university student, referred and endorsed by a faculty member or university representative, and must be 18 years of age or older by the contest deadline.

The essay submission deadline is
Thursday, 16 March, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Sixty winners will be selected as delegates (Ten winners per language) to the 2017 Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum, where they will create action plans related to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in one of the six official languages of the United Nations.

ELS Educational Services, Inc. will award each winner with an all-expense paid trip to Boston and New York City between July 15-26 2017.
These international delegates will also have the opportunity to interact with invited international scholars and tour Boston and New York City.

Please take a look at the website here for more details.