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The Global Impact Exchange

A Quarterly Publication of Diversity Abroad

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.

  • Publications Available for Download

    Summer 2020 - Taking a Look Inward: Strengths-based Approaches to Supporting Student Engagement  

    Note: This publication is publicly accessible. Viewing is optimal when using a pdf reader.

    • Past Publications


    • Winter 2020 - Fostering Exchange Across Difference: Identity & The International Student Experience

    • Fall 2019 - Attracting, Recruiting, and Retaining Diverse Talent in International Education

      Summer 2019 - Being *BLANK * 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

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

      Winter 2018 - Global Education in an Age of Nationalism

      Note: Past publications are accessible with member login

  • Fall 2020 Call for Article Submissions

    Diversity Abroad welcomes submissions for the Fall 2020 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

      Inclusion & Belonging in Times of Global Crisis

      What is the role of global education in promoting inclusion and belonging during times of global crisis, including health pandemics, political/economic instability and natural disasters? When a crisis unfolds that is uniquely global in scope, the impact is often disproportionate for already marginalized communities. While globalization is at times perceived as the source of the problem, global understanding and collaboration are at the heart of the solutions needed to effectively address far-reaching global crises irrespective of national borders. At the same time, global crises often foment xenophobia, racism, and other forms of discrimination. In reflecting on the COVID-19 pandemic of 2019-2020, what lessons can be learned in how we support education abroad participants as well as international students on our campuses during times of crisis? How have organizations and institutions adapted through virtual learning platforms, and other opportunities to ensure global education continues during times of uncertainty? As a profession, how are we understanding how global crises may uniquely impact professionals from diverse backgrounds? How are organizational structures adjusting to support administrators and staff? How can institutions and organizations be prepared to support the most vulnerable during times of crisis?

      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. Click here to view past Editorial Advisory Board members. 

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

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


      Shakeer A. Abdullah, PhD - Clayton State University
      Vice President of Student Affairs


      Vivian-Lee Nyitray - University of California, Education Abroad Program
      Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director


    • Timeline

      • June 15 : Call for Article Proposals Closes
      • August 1: Invited Articles Received (full draft) 
      • Early September: Reviewer Feedback Available 
      • September 15: Final draft of Invited Articles received (with revisions)
      • October: 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, 2020