Come August, 100 youth from all over the world will gather for a week-long summit in New York to address global challenges, cooperate across borders and develop essential skills for making an impact. Think this proposal sounds interesting? You’ve still got time to apply.
This opportunity comes in the form of the UNAOC-EF Summer School, an international gathering of top young minds. A joint initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and EF Education First, the initiative seeks to promote cross-border social change.
UNAOC Director Matthew Hodes outlined the pillars of the program:
The conviction that youth are a driving force for positive social change is the basis for the UNAOC-EF Summer School and we are very pleased to work alongside EF in this effort. This week-long summer school brings together 100 youth from all corners of the world to address pressing global challenges within the context of cultural and religious diversity.
The UNAOC-EF Summer School is open to individuals between the ages of 18 and 35 and will take place from August 24th – 31st in Terrytown, New York. Not only selected participants have the opportunity to work alongside one another, but they’ll also meet with and hear from international leaders. The list of confirmed program speakers includes Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary General, Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations.
Eva Kockum, President of EF International Language Centers, expressed confidence in the Summer School’s proposal:
This Summer School is a meaningful collaboration between two organizations dedicated to exchange and understanding. Through the encouragement of dialogue, the participants can gain the skills needed in today’s interdependent and intercultural world.
Think this sounds like something you’d like to participate in? Luckily, you’ve still got time to apply – but not a lot. Registration for the UNAOC-EF Summer School is open for just two more days, until Saturday, June 15th.
Learn more about the program and apply here.