Essay Contest Archive – Faculty/University Reference Form

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The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), in collaboration with ELS Educational Services, Inc. (ELS), invites students, 18 years and older, who are currently enrolled in a full-time course of study at a college or university, to participate in an essay contest on the theme “Many Languages, One World.”

Please see the complete Entry Guidelines, Rules & Selection Process for the Many Languages, One World United Nations Academic Impact Student Essay Contest Rules.

Essay Topic: The essay should relate to ideas of global citizenship and understanding and to the role that multilingual ability can play in fostering these. The essay should reflect the student’s academic, cultural, and national context.

Entries, of up to 2000 words in length should be in an official language of the United Nations that is not the entrant’s first language or language of instruction in his or her primary or secondary education. The official languages of the United Nations are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Entries should be uploaded to this website by March 15, 2014. As an institutional representative, you are being asked to attest that the essay is the student’s original, unaided work, that the entrant is a full-time student of the institution, in good standing, and that the essay is written in an official language of the United Nations that is not the entrant’s first language or language of instruction in his or her primary or secondary education.