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U.N. Academic Impact Student Essay Contest

Many Languages One World   2013 - 2014 Essay Contest

Write an essay (2000 words or less) discussing the ideas of global citizenship and understanding 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 (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish) that is not the entrant's first language or language of instruction in his or her primary or secondary education.  Entrants must be full-time university students, sponsored by a Faculty Member or University Representative, and must be 18 years of age or older. 

Winners will participate in a five day Global Youth Forum in New York (June 25 - 29) and present their work at the United Nations Headquarters on June 27th.  Airfare, room and board is provided.

(Extended) Deadline: March 15, 2014 

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