UN Alliance of Civilizations Summer School, USA

Deadline: 15 June, 2013
Open to: applicants between the ages of 18 and 35 years who are linked to an organization or a network, or those who are a social entrepreneur, blogger, intern or volunteer
Venue: Education First’s campus in Tarrytown, New York, USA from 24-31 August 2013

Description

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is collaborating with Education First (EF) in the context of the first UNAOC-EF Summer School, which will take place in Tarrytown, NY, USA, from 24 to 31 of August 2013.

This UNAOC-EF Summer School will 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 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.

Eligibility

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.

Costs

Selected participants will be provided with flight, accommodation, meals and full event access. 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),
  • visa and travel insurance,
  • 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, and
  • 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).

The following costs are not covered for the participants:

  • local transportation to and from the international airport closest 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.

Application

The last day to complete your application to attend the UNAOC – EF Summer School is 15 June 2013 at 23:59 New York City local time. Any application received after this deadline will not be accepted.

You must register and apply using the online tool HERE.

For more information about the Summer School, please read the Frequently Asked Questions page HERE. You may contact [email protected] for all of your questions.

See the official website HERE.

45 thoughts on “UN Alliance of Civilizations Summer School, USA

    1. Dear Haris,

      You can check the FAQ concerning this question. It says that "a key objective of the Summer School is to allow the selected participants to disseminate what they will learn through their network once they return home. Therefore, if you are not linked to any network or organization, this outreach becomes much more difficult. We encourage you to join an organization or network and apply next year."

      Best regards,
      Mladiinfo team

    1. Dear Edona,

      Please try and contact the responsible contact person and consult with them about this issue. You will find the contact provided in the final section of our post.

      Best regards,
      Mladiinfo team

    1. Dear,

      If you fulfill all the eligibility criteria numbered in the eligibility section you should be eligible to apply. If you have any further questions, please consult the FAQ section to which there is a link provided in the final section of the post.

      Best regards,
      Mladiinfo team

    1. Dear Anna,

      Please try and contact the responsible contact person and consult with them about this issue. You will find the contact provided in the final section of our post.

      Best regards,
      Mladiinfo team

    1. Dear Jakub,

      Please try and contact the responsible contact person and consult with them about this issue. You will find the contact provided in the final section of our post.

      Best regards,
      Mladiinfo team

  1. Dear,

    I sent also two emails to to [email protected] , but I got email back saying something about delivery of email that has been delayed. Another message said that delivery failed. That means that either that email address does not exist or they some problems. Can you help us somehow?

    Kind regards,

    Natasa

    1. Dear Natasa,

      Check that you are sending it to [email protected]. That is the only email address provided by the organizers on their website. I am sorry, but Mladiinfo does not organize this summer school and we do not manage the registration website. I hope you are able to get the problems resolved.

      Kind regards,
      Austin
      Mladiinfo team

    1. Dear Marketa,

      Try contacting the organizers of the summer school at [email protected]. Mladiinfo does not organize this summer school and we do not manage the registration website, so they need to help you with this issue. I hope you are able to get the problems resolved.

      Kind regards,
      Austin
      Mladiinfo team

    1. Dear Iraz,

      Yes, the summer school is international so African applicants can apply. All the instructions you need to apply are in the post above and on the official website so please read it carefully. Good luck!

      Kind regards,
      Mladiinfo team

  2. Hi all!
    My name is Shahsanam and I am working for International Humanitarian Organisation as an interpreter in a PsychoSocial Support Team. I want to know being an interpreter am I eligible to participate?
    Thanks.

  3. Hello everyone,

    i would be happy to know if the following exams:

    •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

    are a "must have" or preferential??

    Thank u so much!

  4. Dear Mladiinfo,

    you should change the date for deadline!!!

    On the official website there you can find this question: "When is the deadline to complete an application and apply to attend the Summer School?"

    And they answered: "The last day to complete your application to attend the UNAOC – EF Summer School is 15 June 2013 at 23:59 New York City local time.
    Any application received after this deadline will not be accepted."

    You can find the question and the answer here: http://www.unaocefsummerschool.org/faqs/
    Question number 7

    1. Dear Anna,

      Please also note that Mladiinfo only shares the information and is not responsible for the application process. And if it is out of any help a comment says that "If u want to register, your e-maill adress must be on outlook on hotmail. Example: [email protected] "

      Best regards,
      Mladiinfo team

  5. The deadline is 15 June. I managed to submit my application with no problems. At the end you need to fill the english assessment, you don´t have to possess any exam mentioned above

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