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Enter the Many Languages, One World Student Essay contest by 31 March 2016!

March 28, 2016

By competing in the Many Languages, One World Essay contest, you could be selected for an all-expense-paid trip to share your ideas in a Global Youth Forum at Hofstra University and present at the United Nations. There are two days left to enter!

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.

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. You must be a full-time university student, recommended and endorsed by a Faculty Member or University Representative, and must be 18 years of age or older by the contest deadline.

Essay submission deadline is Thursday, 31 March 2016 at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)

For complete contest rules, eligibility and details, visit, now available in the six official languages of the United Nations.

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