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Program Description:

Program Overview

Penn State students are invited by CIEE to apply for the CIEE Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship for summer 2022.  This highly-competitive academic program is open to students at any U.S. university or college who meet the eligibility requirements established by CIEE.  The cohort size will be 16 global fellows who will study a 3-credit course in transformational leadership across cultures in Ireland in summer 2022.
Frederick Douglass Global Fellows will explore conflict and injustice from various perspectives and the leaders who sought to affect positive change for their communities and their countries.  Fellows will return to America with new perspectives on how effective leaders influence positive social change and inspired to be the catalyst for positive change in their communities and in our world.

The Fellowship honors the legacy of the abolitionist and statesman who himself traveled abroad in 1845 and experienced first-hand efforts to overcome religious injustice, gender injustice and racial injustice.  He returned to America in 1847 transformed and inspired to agitate for positive social change.

This Fellowship is a fully-funded summer study abroad program designed for students of color as part of CIEE’s commitment to open doors for all students from all backgrounds. This program is managed entirely by CIEE. The University does, however, offer administrative and advising support to all students applying to programs listed on Penn State’s education abroad portfolio.
More information is available at the CIEE website for the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship program.

How to Apply

Penn State students should click "apply now" on this page to complete a very brief expression of interest and will submit all official application elements directly via the CIEE website.  CIEE directly manages the application process, review, and selection of applicants.


The Penn State contact person for this program is Kate Manni, director of Education Abroad.  Kate's email is
At CIEE, the contact information is:

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 02/14/2022
03/17/2022 07/11/2022 08/06/2022
Summer 2023 02/14/2023 02/14/2023 07/07/2023 08/04/2023
NOTE: The first week of the program is delivered virtually. The next 3 weeks involve extensive travel as a cohort. Refer to CIEE website for details.

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