Thank you for your interest in the Many Languages, One World Essay Contest. The contest is now closed. We would like to thank all of the students who submitted essays, and the dedicated faculty members who sponsored them. We received well over 1,000 thoughtfully written essays from university students around the world. We will notify semi-finalists via email in the middle of April.


United Nations Academic Impact Student Essay Contest

June 25-29, 2014
Winners participate in a 5 day International Youth Forum in New York and present their work at the United Nations Headquarters on June 27th

Airfare, room and board provided

Write an essay (2000 words or less) discussing the ideas of global citizenship and understanding and the role that multilingual ability can play in fostering these. Your essay should reflect your academic, cultural and national context.

Entries must be in an official language of the United Nations that is not the entrant's first language or primary language of instruction in his or her primary or secondary education. Students must be full-time university students, sponsored by a Faculty Member or University Representative, and must be 18 years of age or older.

Essay Submission Deadline: March 15, 2014