Winners of Multilingual Essay Contest to Present at United Nations General Assembly in July 2017

ELS Educational Services is pleased to announce that 60 students have been selected as winners of the 2017 Many Languages, One World® international essay contest. 2017 is the fourth year ELS Educational Services and the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) ( ) have sponsored Many Languages, One World. This year ELS and the UNAI also welcomes Northeastern University (  as the host of the Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum and the sponsor and organizer of the Northeastern University Global Youth Symposium.

The event includes an all-expense-paid trip to Boston and New York City and the opportunity to speak in the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations. Students will present action plans related to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.The Many Languages, One World contest challenged college and university students around the globe to write an essay in one of the six official languages of the United Nations: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. More than 6,000 individuals from 170 countries and over 1,950 universities participated in the initial phase of the contest. Participants attend many prestigious universities including Jiangsu University, The University of Cambridge, Columbia University, The University of Edinburgh, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, McGill University, Clemson University, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, Universiti Putra Malaysia, The University of British Columbia, New York University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Tecnológico de Monterrey, SRM University, and Bowling Green State University.

ELS congratulates the 60 winners of the Many Languages, One World 2017 student essay contest.

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The winners are as follows:


 Abdul Gafoor Kunnathodi Jawaharlal Nehru University India Arabic
Adrien Canaan Sciences Po France Arabic
Ashham Saleel Nellikkaavatitayil Mahatma Gandhi University India Arabic
Chu Fang Peking University China Arabic
Mohammad Affan Jawaharlal Nehru University India Arabic
Muhammed Shereef Jawaharlal Nehru University India Arabic
Muhammed Mansu Mansoor Kattilasseri Madeenathul Uloom Arabic College India Arabic
Natalya Vladimirovna Schneider Defense Language Institute United States Arabic
Shabab Anwar University for Foreigners of Perugia India Arabic
Yiqing Shen The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,            Rothberg International School China Arabic
Bolor Mendbayar “New Medicine” Medical Institute Mongolia Chinese
Chanmi Hwang Seoul National University South Korea Chinese
Gugulethu Jemaine Nyathi Jiangsu University Zimbabwe Chinese
Humay Abdyrahmanova Zhejiang University Turkmenistan Chinese
Jimena Chacon Quesada Beijing Language And Culture University Costa Rica Chinese
Meerim Zholdoshbekova Shanghai International Studies University Kyrgyzstan Chinese
Oleksandra Stryzhak Kyiv National Linguistic University Ukraine Chinese
Olga Efrim Northwest Normal University Moldova Chinese
Paraskeva Verginis Beijing Language And Culture University Greece Chinese
Timur Viktorovich Ivanov Central University of Finance and Economics Kazakhstan Chinese
Albina Chymbru Ewha Womans University Ukraine English
Annelijne Veronique Verburgt Stockholm University Netherlands English
Bárbara Rafaela Da Silva Machado Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais Brazil English
Clara Mayerl University Of Essex France English
Indira Boutier Aix-Marseille Université France English
Jamilya Nurkanova Nazarbayev University Kazakhstan English
Marwa Hagi University Of Bologna Italy English
Milena Malteze Zuffo University Of São Paulo Brazil English
Sara Jeffar Ibn Tofail University Morocco English
Viktoria Budyakova Southern Federal University Russia English
Chenyang Yin University Of Cambridge China French
Lin Hur The Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 South Korea French
Marwa Azelmat National School Of Applied Sciences Kenitra Morocco French
Michaela Christine Hylen Truman State University United States French
Miguel Madrid Vertel Ecole Nationale Supérieur d’architecture de Paris-La Villette Colombia French
Nada Zeineb Ben Jemaa American University of Beirut Tunisia French
Natalia Florêncio  Sciences Po Lyon Brazil French
Nick Samuel Bloom University of Bristol United Kingdom French
Safaa Guennoun IMT Atlantique Morocco French
Saloni Ashish Ghatnekar H.R. College of Commerce and Economics India French
Giuzal Abdullaeva Issyk-Kul State University Kyrgyzstan Russian
Iana Scvarovscaia Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics Moldova Russian
Karina Kaliyeva E.A. Buketov Karaganda State University Kazakhstan Russian
Nargiza Mukhtorova University of World Economy and Diplomacy Uzbekistan Russian
Nigina Fayzullo qizi Yuldasheva Bukhara State University Uzbekistan Russian
Olena Olehivna Onufriv Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv Ukraine Russian
Saikal Amanbekovna Amanbekova Moscow State Institute of International Relations Kyrgyzstan Russian
Serhii Lashyn Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University Ukraine Russian
Sokhib Saidov Mari State University Uzbekistan Russian
Zhanara Kangtarbay Kazakh Ablai khan University of International Relations And World Languages Kazakhstan Russian
Adriana Stejeran Babeș-Bolyai University Romania Spanish
Amanda Moraes Azevedo Universidade Federal Da Bahia Brazil Spanish
Aynur Garayeva Azerbaijan University of Languages Azerbaijan Spanish
Camila Negrão Guilherme Federal University of ABC Brazil Spanish
Júlia Rabelo Mousinho University Centre of the Federal District Brazil Spanish
Long Cheng Beijing Foreign Studies University China Spanish
Matheus Reis Da Silva University of São Paulo Medical School Brazil Spanish
Oksana Vedmidska University of Hildesheim Ukraine Spanish
Rafal Jennek Uppsala University Poland Spanish
Reina Rabih Hamdan Lebanese University Lebanon Spanish