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United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and EF Education First Summer School

Rok za prijavu: 15.06.2013.

Kontakt institucija: EF Education First
Razina studija: nije definirano
Područje studija: nije definirano
Mjesto studija: Sjedinjene Američke Države

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The UNAOC - EF Summer School

The conviction that youth are a driving force for positive social change is the basis for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and EF Education First Summer School (UNAOC - EF Summer School). This week-long summer school brings together 100 youth from across the globe to address pressing global challenges within the context of cultural and religious diversity.

The objectives of the UNAOC-EF Summer School are to:

  • contribute to the empowerment of young people by enhancing their intercultural skills and competences;
  • strengthen young people’s capacity to get involved in the preparation and implementation of cooperative action across borders;
  • 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.



  • Application deadline: 15 June 2013, at 23:59 New York City local time. Any application received after this deadline will not be accepted.
  • 100 selected participants announced: 1st July 2013
  • The UNAOC-EF Summer School begins: 24 August 2013
  • The UNAOC-EF Summer School ends: 31 August 2013



The UNAOC - EF Summer School will be held on the campus of the EF International Language Center in Tarrytown, New York, USA. Tarrytown is about 45 kilometers from the center of New York City. 


Costs Covered by the UNAOC-EF Summer School

Selected participants of the UNAOC - EF Summer School 2013 will be provided with the following:

  • international travel to and from the international airport closest to their residence (this economy class international ticket will follow the most direct route with no unnecessary stopovers),
  • shared accommodation (double or triple rooms with participants of the same gender) while in Tarrytown,
  • meals during the official portions of the Summer School,
  • full event access during the entire week of the Summer School,
  • shuttles from and to the airport in New York City,
  • the cost of US and transit visas (if applicable),
  • the cost of vaccinations required to enter the US (if applicable), and
  • the cost of medical insurance required to enter the US (if applicable).

Participants will cover the following expenses themselves:

  • local transportation to and from the international airport close to their residence,
  • cost of meals and other incidental expenses while traveling from and to their residence to New York City, 
  • cost of meals and other incidental expenses incurred outside of the official portions of the Summer School, and
  • any souvenirs, phone calls, equipment, etc. purchased for the Summer School or during the Summer School.


Eligibility Criteria

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. 

Language of Application and Summer School?

As English is now the most common second language used around the world, we need to rely on it to conduct the training during the Summer School. By using English during the training, we are increasing the chances that participants will be able to express their views in a language also understood by others. In addition, conducting the training in English allows us to welcome applications from a larger pool of eligible participants. Given the complexity of topics covered during training, we estimate that you would need to have an upper-intermediate English proficiency level. As a guide, this level roughly corresponds to:

  • EF level: B2 Upper intermediate
  • Cambridge ESOL Main Suite: FCE
  • Cambridge ESOL BEC: Vantage
  • IELTS: 5-6
  • TOEFL: 87-109
  • TOEIC Listening & Reading: 400-485
  • TOEIC Speaking & Writing: 155-195

Also, the only language common among members of the selection committee is English. Given this, completing your application is English is required.


Selection Criteria 

The selection of the 100 participants will be based on responses to essay questions regarding motivation as well as past and future involvement in issues to be tackled during the Summer School.

In addition, we will take a look at your professional and/or educational and/or volunteering background to see how it is positioning you in a way that would help you disseminate what you will learn.  Also, the applicants’ level of English proficiency will play a role in the selection process. Lastly, balance in terms of region and gender will be respected in the final selection.


Need more information?

More information on the UNAOC - EF Summer School
is available at: www.unaocefsummerschool.org/
Email contact: info@UNAOCEFSummerSchool.com


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