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.


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

Spring 2018 - Intersectionality, Identity, & Global Education: Exploring The Complexities

Winter 2018 - Global Education in an Age of Nationalism

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Winter 2019 Call for Article Submissions

Diversity Abroad welcomes submissions for the Winter 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, LGBTQ, 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

    Bridging the Gap: Cross-generational Perspectives on Diversity in Global Education

    From baby boomers to generation z - what perspectives do diverse generations bring to the academy? Research shows that demographic groups belonging to specific generations define, approach and apply diversity and inclusion uniquely. As educators and administrators committed to supporting students, we must utilize various modes of knowledge and practice to enhance student experiences. How are methods, customary strategies and research across generations being utilized to enhance student success? What are the global implications of cross-generational scholarly work and university initiatives? How can research on this topic inform future programs, policies and the creation of resources? 

    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


  • Timeline

    • October 15: Call for Article Proposals Closes
    • December 1: Invited Articles Received (full draft) 
    • January 1: Reviewer Feedback Available 
    • January 15: Final draft of Invited Articles received (with revisions)
    • February 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: October 15, 2018