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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Minimum GPA: 3.0 Housing: Apartment
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Non-GSU
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Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship


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Program Overview

The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship honors the legacy of the abolitionist and statesman with a fully funded summer study abroad program. This Fellowship is developed for students of color and selection is in the spirit of Douglass himself with special emphasis on leadership, social justice, agitation for positive change and cross-cultural understanding.

Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs has committed to co-sponsoring the 2021 Frederick Douglass Global Fellows to commemorate the 175th anniversary of Frederick Douglass’s four-month visit to the country.

The fifth cohort of Fellows will be based in Dublin and follow in Douglass’s footsteps with visits across the country in summer 2021.

Unique Experiences


Travel around the country where Douglass campaigned against slavery and oppression in 1845.


housing, program field trips, and participation in a four-week summer study abroad course taught by CIEE.


The Intercultural Communication and Leadership course is worth 3 credits and accredited by Tulane University, if accepted by your home institution.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a current undergraduate freshman, sophomore or junior
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident
  • Identify as an ethnicity typically underrepresented on study abroad programs (e.g. American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander).
  • Submit a complete application no later than February 14

Award Details

  • Award will cover the full cost of travel to and from participation in a four-week, 3-credit study abroad program sponsored by CIEE.
  • Ten (10) Fellows will be selected.
  • Fellows are expected to present and share their study abroad experience with their campus community upon their return to campus.

Course Credits

The Intercultural Communication and Leadership course is worth 3 credits and accredited by Tulane University. It is treated as transfer credit for the home institution of the student. If your institution accepts CIEE Academic Record, the credit will be applied without need for Tulane’s endorsement.


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