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United Nations Alliance of Civilizations-Education First Summer School

The conviction that youth are a driving force for positive social change is the basis for the  United Nations Alliance of Civilzations-Education First (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.

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Skills for positive social change

The seminars, workshops and roundtable discussions at the Summer School will cover a range of themes and topics, including:

  • Negotiation for peace-building and cooperation
  • Using social media for positive social change
  • Fostering responsible global citizenship
  • Effective advocacy
  • Media and information literacy
  • Essentials of social entrepreneurship

A world-class international campus

The UNAOC – EF Summer School will be held on EF’s historic American campus in Tarrytown, New York. Participants will be hosted on the center’s 25-acre campus, which boasts on site residences, student lounges, a fitness center and swimming pool.

A visit to UN headquarters in New York City

One highlight of this year’s Summer School will be a guided tour of the United Nations headquarters in New York City. Participants will tour the General Assembly Hall and explore a variety of exhibits detailing the history of the UN and learn about how the UN addresses issues such as disarmament, peace and security.


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