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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.
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.