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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

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

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

    • Past Publications

      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

  • Summer 2020 Call for Article Submissions

    Diversity Abroad welcomes submissions for the Summer 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

      Taking a Look Inward: Strengths-Based Approaches to Supporting Student Engagement

      Students from diverse and traditionally marginalized communities in typical higher education spaces may be uniquely poised for success in global education experiences. At the same time, these students may face unique challenges throughout the decision-making to returnee phases. As global educators create, identify and distribute resources geared to support and address issues impacting diverse populations of students, how do we do so in a manner that identifies systemic & institutional barriers, rather than adopting a deficit-model that may focus on perceived barriers of the diverse student population themselves? What are strengths-based approaches to enhancing diverse students’ success and participation in global education opportunities? How can International Educators draw upon relevant frameworks in program design, research-based advising techniques, and other promising practices & thought leadership towards this end?

      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

      • February 28 : Call for Article Proposals Closes
      • April 15: Invited Articles Received (full draft) 
      • Mid-May: Reviewer Feedback Available 
      • June 1: Final draft of Invited Articles received (with revisions)
      • Mid-Late June: 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: February 28, 2020