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.


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

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Spring 2019 Call for Article Submissions

Diversity Abroad welcomes submissions for the Spring 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

    Being *BLANK * Abroad: Health, Safety, and Security Concerns for Diverse Students

    With new initiatives to enhance global education accessibility for diverse students developing each year, global educators must increasingly consider the wellbeing of these students during and post-travel abroad. What are innovative ways educators can move beyond color-coded maps and tips for travel to support marginalized identities as they move across the world - particularly LGBTQ+ students, students practicing minoritized religions, women and students of color? What roles do we play in creating conditions and practices for student success while being *BLANK* abroad? 

    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

    • February 22: Call for Article Proposals Closes
    • April 1: Invited Articles Received (full draft) 
    • May 1: Reviewer Feedback Available 
    • May 15: Final draft of Invited Articles received (with revisions)
    • June 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: February 22, 2019 (CLOSED)