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Equal Student Exchange (ESE) is a volunteer-based student network which provides free information about student exchange and study overseas opportunities.

Focusing on providing information to students from developing countries, ESE acknowledges the financial and organisational obstacles these students must often come to face. It is the belief of ESE that both universities and students can benefit through international engagement. A more culturally diverse range of international students will contribute to the continued exchange of knowledge, ideas and culture between different universities and countries.

The volunteers of ESE recognize the importance of establishing enduring educational, cultural and professional links through student exchange.

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Thursday, 27 June 2013

ONE YOUNG WORLD (2013 Summit)

This week ESE shares information about the One Young World Summit and in particular the upcoming event to be held in Johannesburg in South Africa (2-5 October 2013).

One Young World was founded in 2009 by David Jones and Kate Robertson. It began as a London-based charity inviting young people from around the world and helping them make lasting connections to create positive change.

One Young World holds annual Summits where the young delegates, backed by the One Young World Counsellors, debate and formulate solutions for the pressing issues the world faces. No youth-dominated event outside the Olympic Games brings together more countries than One Young World. See youtube videos of the (2012 Summit or the 2011 Summit)

One Young World delegates must be between 18-30 years old. They are selected based on having already demonstrated their leadership potential. Many have already had an impact in their home countries on a range of issues, including the role of business in society, transparency in business and government, the impact of climate change, global health and hunger relief.
At the Summit Closing Ceremony, delegates graduate as One Young World Ambassadors, joining a global network of young leaders who are creating a positive change around the world.

The delegate price for the 2013 Summit in Johannesburg is £2,750 + South Africa VAT at 14%. This considerable price may be very difficult for youth from developing countries to gather. Especially since these costs do not include flights or travel to and from the host city.
However, One Young World advises delegates to search for sponsors to cover their expenses to attend a Summit. Delegates may be sponsored by private citizens, companies, NGOs, education establishments, etc.
The cost for each delegate attending the Summit encompasses travel within the host city (to and from hotels and to and from break-out events), accommodation, meals, access to laptops, desktops and mobile devices, venue costs, chaperones and satellite and wireless connectivity.

More information about how to find / become a Sponsor can be found here.

  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Education
  • Global Business
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Leadership and Governance
  • Sustainable Development
Follow this link to find the answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Follow this link if you would like to Register for the One Young World 2013 Summit. 

You must apply to be registered here. Once you complete your application, One Young World will assess whether you will be accepted as a Candidate. This may take up to two weeks.

To become a delegate, you need to secure funding as well being accepted as a Candidate. 
National representation: you must represent your country of birth or nationality, or where you have strong links.
OYW Summit (Zurich 2011)

Wikimedia Commons: Author  Jmquez at en.wikipedia

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Good luck! 

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"Equal Student Exchange" (ESE) - non-profit/grassroots community, is a student network made up of students who want to help make international student exchange a more equal process. We hope to do this by assisting students from developing countries gain access to information and opportunities about studying/vocational experience overseas. Our audience is primarily students who want to study/travel overseas. The information we provide may include advice about: *International Universities, *Costs and fees (travel/living/study), *Procedures for obtaining Visas, *Possible support through scholarships and grants, *General tourism information, *Other study overseas opportunities Programs and conferences overseas. *international conferences Benefits and Opportunities: This is an opportunity to bring local and international students together, make new friends and give students from developing countries the same opportunities that are enjoyed by students from advanced developed countries. The group also encourages international students to contribute back to the university and community which is hosting them.