The Global Impact Exchange

About the Publication

The Global Impact Exchange 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

Spring 2023 Edition: Virtual Exchange as a Tool to Advance Equity and Inclusion

Virtual exchange has evolved significantly over the last 15 years just as technology has advanced to support a myriad of ways to connect communities across geographic locations. Many international education practitioners and educators have developed innovative approaches to virtual exchange programming from design to implementation. For the Spring 2023 Global Impact Exchange, Diversity Abroad in partnership with the Stevens Initiative invites individuals and teams working on virtual exchange to submit pieces that consider the following questions about this model’s role in advancing equity and inclusion. How can virtual exchange be utilized to increase access to international education and global learning for students/individuals who may not have access to traditional forms of education abroad programming? What are some unique challenges that virtual or digital programming have regarding equity, inclusion, or access? In what ways can virtual exchange support and accelerate global learning? How can institutions and organizations reconceptualize or reorient virtual exchange to advance students/individual’s learning around DEI competencies (e.g., engaging with difference, cultural humility)? How can virtual exchange be used as an opportunity to explore mutuality or interdependency given the bi or multidirectional flows of exchange and connections present in these programs?

Note: This publication is publicly accessible.


Stay on the look out for our Fall 2023 Edition "Discrimination, Harassment, and Intolerance: Addressing an Ugly Reality at Home and Abroad" coming in November 2023.

  • Winter 2023 - Getting Career-Ready: Global Education and the Workforce
  • Fall 2022 - The Power of Collaboration to Advance Equity and Inclusion in Global Education
  • Winter/Spring 2022 - Health, Safety, and Wellbeing: Global Education in a Changing World
  • Summer 2021 - Exploring Opportunities for Global Engagement Within Local Communities
  • Winter/Spring 2021 - Disrupting Global Education's History: Reimagining the Next 100 Years
  • Fall 2020 -Inclusion & Belonging in Times of Global Crisis
  • Summer 2020 - Taking a Look Inward: Strengths-Based Approaches to Supporting Student Engagement
  • 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 2024 Call for Article Submissions

As the field of international education continues to evolve, there is a growing emphasis on increasing access to global programs and creating inclusive and culturally relevant support structures. To achieve these goals, it is crucial to leverage data effectively. This edition seeks to explore how data can inform practice and how offices and organizations are assessing and enhancing their diversity and inclusion practices using data-driven approaches.

We invite abstract submissions on a wide range of topics related to leveraging data for increased access and inclusion in global programming. Possible areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Data-Driven Decision Making: How are educational institutions and organizations using data to make informed decisions related to access and inclusion in global programming? Share case studies and best practices.
  • Assessing Diversity and Inclusion: What methodologies and tools are being employed to assess current diversity and inclusion practices in international education? How can data be used for benchmarking and assessment?
  • Measuring Impact: How can data be used to measure the impact of diversity and inclusion initiatives in international education?
  • Implementing Policy Changes: Present strategies for translating data insights into concrete policy changes and practices that promote diversity and inclusion in global programming.

The Winter 2024 GIE Call for Article Submissions closes November 6, 2023.


Leveraging Data to Increase Access & Inclusion in Global Programming

Diversity Abroad welcomes submissions for the Winter 2024 Publication of The Global Impact Exchange. 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.

Article submission may focus on:

  • Student support & Services
  • Allyship
  • Safety and Security
  • Professional Development
  • Collaboration
  • Multicultural Student/Youth Experiences
  • Promising Practices/Case Studies
  • Personal and Professional Narratives from Global Educators
  • Ethical Engagement
  • General Criteria

    1. Article proposals should be approximately 100-200 words and include the title, brief synopsis of the article, author(s), and
    2. Please upload submission as a Microsoft Word document, double-spaced in 12-point font.
    3. Citations should follow the style guidelines of APA 6th. References should be noted in the body (author, date) and listed as a reference at the end (please refrain from using footnotes).


    • 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.
    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.

    • Helena Gillespie | Professor Of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, School of Education & Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia
    • David Wick | Associate Professor, International Education Management, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
    • Deborah Pembleton | Associate Professor, Global Business Leadership, College of Saint Benedict-Saint John's University
    • September 11, 2023: Call for Article Proposals Opens
    • October 20, 2023: Call for Article Proposals Closes
    • November 3, 2023: Invitations Sent for Full Articles (full draft)
    • December 1, 2023: Invited Articles Received (first draft)
    • January 5, 2024: Reviewer Feedback Available
    • January 19, 2024: Final Draft of Invited Articles Received (with revisions)
    • Mid-February 2024: Target Publication Date

    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). Citations should follow the style guidelines of APA 6th. References should be noted in the body (author, date) and listed as a reference at the end (please refrain from using footnotes). 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 20, 2023.


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