ZURICH AND NEW YORK, May 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The United Nations Alliance of
Civilizations (UNAOC) and EF Education First (EF) announced their
collaboration for a unique Summer School, which will be hosted at EF's
New York campus in Tarrytown, NY, USA from 24 to 31 of August 2013.
During the Summer School, 100 youth from all over the globe will gain
the skills and knowledge needed to strengthen their ability to
collaborate across borders and to search for joint solutions.
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"The conviction that youth are a driving force for positive social
change is the basis for the UNAOC-EF Summer School and we are very
pleased to work alongside EF in this effort", said Matthew Hodes,
Director of the UNAOC. "This week-long summer school brings together
100 youth from all corners of the world to address pressing global
challenges within the context of cultural and religious diversity."
"This Summer School is a meaningful collaboration between two
organizations dedicated to exchange and understanding," said Eva
Kockum, President of EF International Language Centers. "Through the
encouragement of dialogue, the participants can gain the skills needed
in today's interdependent and intercultural world."
Youth (between 18 and 35) who are interested in attending this year's
summer school can apply at http://www.UNAOCEFSummerSchool.org on or before 15 June 2013.
About the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
Formed in 2005 by former Secretary General Kofi Annan, the
UNAOC's primary mission is to improve cross-cultural understanding and
cooperation among countries, peoples and communities. We live together
in an interconnected world, in which globalization goes side by side
with a search for often narrow-based identities. How can extremism,
polarization and divisions be best resisted? This is part of the global
conversation to which the UNAOC contributes. Learn more about the UNAOC
About EF Education First
Established in 1965 with the mission to break down barriers in language,
culture, and geography, EF Education First (EF) is the world's leading
international education company. EF (http://www.ef.com) has helped millions of students learn a new language and travel
abroad. With a network of 450 schools and offices worldwide, EF
specializes in language training, educational travel, academic degrees,
and cultural exchange programs. EF has published the English
Proficiency Index (http://www.ef.com/epi) measuring the English ability of adults in countries across the
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