Published: 16th March 2017
Write an essay for the UN, fly to New York
ELS Educational Services Inc. and The United Nations Academic Impact Announce Fourth Edition of ‘ManyLanguages,One World’ Contest
ELS Educational Services, Inc. in its fourth year of sponsorship, in conjunction with the United Nations, of the Many Languages, One World Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum for 2017. The contest will qualify contestants for a trip to New York and Boston to participate in the United Nations Global Youth Forum, present their ideas in the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations in New York City, NY followed by the Northeastern University Global Youth Conference in Boston, MA.
The goal of the Many Languages, One World Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum is to support multilingualism and to recognize the continued impact of the United Nations’ six official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. As such, students are being asked to write their essays in one of the six official languages, that is neither the contestants' first language (language(s) spoken at home) nor the medium of instruction in either their primary or secondary education, or a medium of instruction if attending a bilingual school.
The essays should reflect the student’s personal, academic, cultural and national context and discuss global citizenship and cultural understanding and the role that multilingual ability can play in fostering these
For full contest details, rules and entry guidelines, please visit ManyLanguagesOneWorld.ELS.edu.
For this year’s contest, 10 winners will be selected from entries in each language for a total of 60 winners. ELS Educational Services, Inc. will award each winner with an all-expense paid trip to Boston and New York City between 15-26, July 2017. Students will attend a Global Youth Forum in preparation of presenting their views at United Nations Headquarters in New York City. At the Global Youth Forum, the students will create plans of action addressing selected topics. These international delegates will also have the opportunity to interact with invited international scholars and tour Boston and New York City.