Issue XI of Global Impressions, consisting of eleven essays and two videos, focuses on images and the stories they tell. Our contributors reflect on a wide range of travel experiences, from studying abroad, to being away from a home country, to embracing a new place as home, each connected to a photograph which embodies their encounters. In this digital age, the ease with which we can take snapshots of our lives allows us to reflect, later, on our travel experiences with new eyes. We encouraged our contributors to look back on their memories of a time, place, or a particular event as evoked by the photographs they took. Every picture displayed here truly tells a story, not always an obvious one— each author’s reflection is essential to extracting the true tale behind the image.
The Global Impressions editorial team is pleased to announce that the theme of our Spring 2018 Issue XII is “Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone.” Whether crossing oceans and traversing unfamiliar lands for the first time or returning to home soil, traveling forces us to be brave. Tell us about a time during your global travels when you were forced to step out of your comfort zone: What cultural, linguistic, or personal challenges did you confront? What fears did you have to overcome? How did taking risks change your perspective or your overall experience?
Submit your essay of 500-750 words directly through the submission form for Issue XII.
The Submission Deadline is April 13, 2018.