United Nations Academic Impact Student Essay Contest
In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations and as part of the UN Academic Impact’s commitment to multilingual education, ELS Educational services and the United Nations Academic Impact are launching a global essay contest for university and college students on global citizenship and understanding, one of the 10 principles of UNAI.
The contest, Many Languages, One World, supports international education and multilingualism through the continued study of the six official languages of the United Nations: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. To qualify, students must write their essays in one of the six languages, which must not be their mother-tongue. The language must be the entrant’s second or third language, and not the principal medium of instruction in her or his education.
The essay, not to exceed 2,000 words, should explore how multilingual ability advances global citizenship and understanding. The essay should reflect the entrant’s academic, cultural and national context, and should outline a programme of action to support the principles of the United Nations Academic Impact. Each submission must include a certification from institutional representative attesting that the entrant is a student of the institution, in good standing, and that the essay is written in a language that is not the institution’s primary language of instruction.
Please check back in the coming weeks for more information on how to enter.