Thursday, February 12, 2015

Application for the UNAOC-EF Summer School, 2015.

The UNAOC-EF Summer School is the result of a collaboration between two organizations committed to bridging cultural divides - the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and EF Education First.
The Summer School is a unique space for learning and collaborating that welcomes a diversity of participants, speakers and educators from a wide range of contexts.
Seventy-five (75) participants will be selected across the globe by a committee composed of youth along with UNAOC and EF staff.  
The UNAOC - EF Summer School takes place from 13 June 2015 to 20 June 2015 on the campus of the EF International Language Center in Tarrytown, New York. 

 The Summer School seeks to:
·         Facilitate moments of encounter, exchange and skill-building between young people;
·         Strengthen young people’s capacity to get involved in the preparation and implementation of joint action across divides;
·         Support youth in maximizing their impact as they bring about social change;
·         Promote collaborative relationships between people from diverse backgrounds;
·         Develop a network of alumni and make it a true platform for joint action to help address global challenges.

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 13 June 2015 — the start of the UNAOC - EF Summer School.
·         Be linked to an organization or a network (e.g. youth council, youth NGO, non-profit organization, youth-led organization, community organization, faith-based organization, youth network or platform, college, university, social entrepreneur, blogger, etc.)
·         Hold a passport valid until at least January 2016 (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 2014 will be provided with the following:
·         International travel to and from the international airport closest to their residence,
·         Cost of USA visa processing, if applicable (if the participant needs a visa to enter the USA,
·         Shared accommodation (triple or quadruple 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
·         International travel insurance while traveling from their residence to the Tarrytown campus until their return home from the program.

The last day to complete your application to attend the UNAOC - EF Summer School is 9th of March 2015 at 23:59 New York City local time.

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