Offer: UNAOC-EF Summer School in New York: Calling for 100 Youths for Positive Social Change - Deadline: 31 May 2013
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in collaboration with the Education First (EF) is accepting applications for the first UNAOC-EF Summer School, which will take place in Tarrytown, NY, USA, from 24 to 31 of August 2013.
This program seeks to bring together 100 youth from all over the world for a week of discussions on pressing global challenges within the context of cultural and religious diversity. Several skills-building workshops will be offered with a view to strengthen participants’ ability on topics such as peace-building, human rights, advocacy, social entrepreneurship, etc.
The UNAOC – EF Summer School takes place on the campus of the EF International Language Center in Tarrytown, New York. Tarrytown is about 45 kilometers from the center of New York City.
The objectives of the UNAOC-EF Summer School are to:
1. contribute to the empowerment of young people by enhancing their intercultural skills and competences;
2. strengthen young people’s capacity to get involved in the preparation and implementation of cooperative action across borders;
3. facilitate networking and exchanges between young people;
and develop a network of alumni and make it an important platform for joint action to help address a global challenge.
In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill ALL of the following criteria:
> be between the ages of 18 and 35 years old on 24 August 2013 — the start of the UNAOC – EF Summer School.
> be linked to an organization or a network (e.g. youth council, youth NGO, not-profit organization, youth-led organization, community organization, faith-based organization, youth network or platform, college, university), or be a social entrepreneur, blogger, intern or volunteer.
> hold a passport valid until at least March 2014 (for a visa to be issued, a passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of entry into the country)
> possess upper-intermediate English proficiency.
Selected participants of the UNAOC – EF Summer School 2013 will be provided with international travel to and from the international airport closest to their residence (this economy class international ticket will follow the most direct route), visa and travel insurance,shared accommodation (double or triple rooms with participants of the same gender) while in Tarrytown and more.
For more information, visit http://unaocyouth.org/2013/05/03/unaoc-education-first-summer-school-cal...