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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

  • Winter 2021 Call for Article Submissions

    Diversity Abroad welcomes submissions for the Winter 2021 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

      Disrupting Global Education’s History: Reimagining the Next 100 Years

      With the diverse millennial generation now making up most of the global education workforce and Generation Z challenging traditional approaches to global education, how might the field evolve to more effectively represent the diverse lived experience and preferences of a new generation of young people? How can the field of global education learn from its past to avoid replicating inequitable structures and practices to reimagine the next 100 years? How will diverse professionals thrive and grow within the field? Does global education’s close relationship with higher education require a new vision? How will the increasing number of international students enrolled on globally diverse campuses be supported and valued as key members of the community? In what ways will the field adopt diversity, equity, and inclusion competencies for professionals and students alike as central to a more equitable future?

      Useful reference for this topic:
      Contreras, Eduardo Jr., "Beyond the Grand Tour: re-thinking the education abroad narrative for US higher education in the 1920s" (2015). Education Faculty Publications and Presentations. 34.

      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

      • October 30 : Call for Article Proposals Closes
      • December 15: Invited Articles Received (full draft) 
      • Mid January: Reviewer Feedback Available 
      • January 30: Final draft of Invited Articles received (with revisions)
      • Late February/Early March 2021: 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 30, 2020