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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.

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  • Winter 2020 Call for Article Submissions

    Diversity Abroad welcomes submissions for the Winter 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

      Fostering Exchange Across Difference: Identity & The International Student Experience

      International and Exchange students contribute to the diversity of perspectives on our campuses and are integral to campus internationalization efforts, all while serving as ambassadors of their countries. Furthermore, the opportunity to study in a foreign country as an International and Exchange student has the potential to significantly impact students personally and professionally, providing access to lifelong global networks, language acquisition, amongst countless other benefits. How can International Education professionals work with inbound international students to facilitate meaningful global exchanges across the full range of diverse perspectives represented on our campuses and within our communities in the US and abroad? What is our approach in orienting incoming international and exchange students to local realities around race, LGBTQ identities, socioeconomic class, and other diversity-related topics, both from an academic perspective and an interpersonal perspective, to ensure students are equipped with the knowledge and tools to effectively navigate these realities.

      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 15: Call for Article Proposals Closes
      • November 26: Invited Articles Received (full draft) 
      • December 23: Reviewer Feedback Available 
      • January 13: 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, 2019