My name is Meghan Sowersby, I’m a senior at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, and I am a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow. As one of the first ten Fellows, I
studied abroad in London for an intensive summer seminar that
strengthened my intercultural communication and leadership skills. 100% of program fees were covered, including airfare. The Fellowship is named after Frederick Douglass: a self liberated slave, abolitionist, orator, educator, diplomat, and pioneering feminist. One of the highlights of the
program, was the chance to meet his great-great granddaughter, Nettie
Washington Douglass. To apply, submit these materials by February 14th: a transcript, a short essay, a letter of recommendation from a senior
administrator at your school, and a two-minute video. Even if you aren’t selected as a Global Fellow, you can still receive $1,500 for a summer
program in Amsterdam, Cape Town, Berlin, Barcelona, Paris, or Shanghai. Through study abroad, I began to refine skills that will empower me to network anywhere. I am uniquely prepared to become a confident global leader, who can explore, learn, and even change the world. In these challenging times, Frederick Douglass’
words of mutual understanding are as relevant now as they were before: “A smile or tear has no nationality, joy and sorrow speak alike to all nations, and they, above all the confusion of tongues, proclaim the mutual brotherhood of man.” The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship is sponsored by CIEE, and the Center for Minority Serving Institutions. To apply, visit CIEE.org/FDGF.