Issue XII of Global Impressions, consisting of twelve essays and one video, focuses on being pushed, or pushing oneself, beyond personal boundaries upon venturing quite literally into unfamiliar territory. Whether crossing oceans and traversing unfamiliar lands for the first time or returning to home soil, traveling forces us to be brave. We asked contributors to tell us about a time during their global travels when they were forced to step out of their comfort zone. The stories displayed here tell of confronting cultural, linguistic, and personal challenges, overcoming fear, and taking risks.
The Global Impressions editorial team welcomes submissions to the Issue XIII, which will be published in Fall 2018. Our theme will focus on First Impressions. Share with us your reactions, both positive and/or negative, upon first encountering a language, culture, or living situation in a different part of the world with which you are not familiar. This theme encompasses submissions from students and alumnae coming to the U.S. and Smith for the first time. Please use the submission form for Issue XIII to directly submit your essay of 500-750 words.
Issue XIV will focus, as in past years, on the visual, and in particular on photographs. The theme will be Snapshots. Submit your photo and your short essay directly to the submission form for Issue XIV.