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Doyle Global Dialogue

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Doyle Global Dialogue

The Doyle Global Dialogue (DGD), formerly the Junior Year Abroad Network, has supported over 650 students studying abroad in more than 60 countries since 2006, providing a platform for interreligious and intercultural reflection and dialogue. 

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The Doyle Global Dialogue (DGD), formerly the Junior Year Abroad Network, has supported over 650 students studying abroad in more than 60 countries since 2006, providing a platform for interreligious and intercultural reflection and dialogue. 

DGD students write reflections and create social media content about their experiences of religion, culture, politics, and society in their host countries, and they share their reflections among small peer cohorts. 

Diverse cohorts include Georgetown students who are studying abroad—Main Campus domestic and international students, as well as Hoyas from Georgetown University in Qatar—allowing for deep reflection and challenging conversations.

Participating students:

  • discuss their observations over the course of the semester in peer cohorts using guided reflection questions on a monthly basis
  • create social media posts incorporating both audiovisual and written material each month
  • produce a final reflection piece for web publication (750 to 1,000 words)

DGD students also enjoy pre-departure and post-return events to build community and to provide students with reflection resources.

Participants receive a $500 award and have their writing published on the Berkley Center website and multimedia content shared on center social media including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Who is eligible to participate in the Doyle Global Dialogue? 

All undergraduate students studying abroad from or on the Hilltop are welcome to apply. International students studying at Georgetown (exchange or degree-seeking) and GU-Q students are also encouraged to participate. 

Do I have to be a Main Campus student to participate? 

No! The Doyle Global Dialogue program welcomes all Georgetown students who are studying abroad, including students at the Georgetown in Qatar campus. 

Are there academic requirements for the program? 

The Doyle Global Dialogue program welcomes students who are in good academic standing to apply. Past students have come from all undergraduate schools at Georgetown.

How long is the Doyle Global Dialogue program?

The program takes place over the course of a semester. The program runs for both semesters during each academic year. 

Can I participate in the Doyle Global Dialogue for more than one semester?

Yes! Students who are studying abroad for multiple semesters can participate in the DGD program for up to two semesters.

To apply:

  1. Complete this application form.
  2. Follow the Berkley Center (@guberkleycenter) on Instagram. Tell a 10-photo or 45-second story (saved) on Instagram on how you engage difference using the hashtag #heyBCpickme. Make your profile public or send your post/story via DM to @guberkleycenter.

Please direct any questions to Ryann Craig.

The Doyle Global Dialogue is not accepting applications at this time.

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Amber Liao

The Doyle Global Dialogue is a wonderful initiative—I found my abroad experiences more meaningful through guided discussions and sought camaraderie with fellow cohort members. I am so grateful for the community support given throughout the process.

Amber Liao