The Global Impact Exchange: A Quarterly Publication of Diversity Abroad
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About The Global Impact Exchange

The Global Impact Exchange quarterly publication serves to advance domestic and international conversations around diversity, inclusion, and equity in global education with respect to the thematic focus identified each quarter.


Summer 2019 - Being ____ Abroad: Health, Safety, and Security Concerns for Diverse Students

Winter 2019 - Bridging the Gap: Cross Generational Perspectives on Diversity in Global Education

Fall 2018 - High Impact Practices & Global Education: Leveling the Playing Field

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Fall 2019 Call for Article Submissions

Diversity Abroad welcomes submissions for the Fall 2019 edition of The Global Impact Exchange: A Quarterly Publication of Diversity Abroad. Article submissions can take various forms, including: scholarly articles, opinion pieces, book reviews, student stories, personal narratives, research findings, etc. We encourage contributors who have experience working with diverse and underrepresented groups in global education including racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQI+, persons with disabilities, religious diversity, high financial need, community college students, and first generation college students. Selected articles will be shared widely through Diversity Abroad communication platforms.

  • Thematic Focus

    Attracting, Recruiting, and Retaining Diverse Talent in International Education

    How do we find ways to help diverse talent feel welcome and retain them in our offices? How can we better articulate international education as an attractive and meaningful career path for young graduates from diverse backgrounds? Besides entry-level positions, what other entry points to the profession can be leveraged for those with transferable skills? How do we encourage agency among our staff and colleagues to avoid the unfair burden upon colleagues from diverse backgrounds to serve as a representative for their entire community?

    Article Submissions May Include Focus On:

    • Student support & Services
    • Allyship
    • Safety and Security
    • Professional Development
    • Collaboration
    • Literature Review
    • Multicultural Student Experiences
    • Promising Practices/Case Studies
    • Personal Narratives from Global Educators
    • Ethical Engagement
  • Criteria for Submissions


    • Articles (can have multiple authors)
      • 750 - 1200 words
      • Should draw upon research and thought leadership to build the narrative


    • Opinion Pieces
      • No more than 750 words


    • Book Reviews/Overview
      • No more than 750 words
      • Book reviews/overviews will highlight key areas of significance to global education in the context of access, inclusion, diversity, and equity.
  • Editorial Advisory Board

    The main task of the Editorial Advisory Board is to review article submissions for the Diversity Abroad Quarterly publication. While not a peer-reviewed academic journal, the Diversity Abroad Quarterly publication compiles articles to advance domestic and international conversations around diversity, inclusion, and equity in global education with respect to the thematic focus identified each quarter.

    Nicole Webster, PhD - The Pennsylvania State University
    Associate Professor of Youth and International Development; Co-Director of the 2iE-Penn State Centre for Collaborative Engagement in Burkina Faso, West Africa

    Lily Lopez-McGee, PhD - Howard University
    Pickering Fellowship Director

    David Comp, PhD - Columbia College Chicago
    Assistant Provost for Global Education

    Kelly O'Sullivan Sommer - University of California, San Diego
    Director, Study Abroad

    Shannon P. Marquez, PhD - Columbia University
    Dean of Undergraduate Global Enrollment


  • Timeline

    • June 15: Call for Article Proposals Closes
    • July 26: Invited Articles Received (full draft) 
    • August 23: Reviewer Feedback Available 
    • September 13: Final draft of Invited Articles received (with revisions)
    • October 1: Target Publication Date
  • Instructions for Submitting a Proposal

    For those interested in contributing to the publication, the first step is to submit an article proposal of approximately 100-200 words and include the title, brief synopsis of the article, and the author(s). If accepted for consideration, additional instructions for submitting the full article for review by the Editorial Advisory Board will be provided. NOTE: article proposal form functionality is optimal when using Chrome or Safari browsers.
    Deadline to submit initial article proposal: June 15, 2019