Submissions to JSIS Correspondence are accepted from any Jackson School students, faculty, staff, or alumni. Students participating in JSIS lead, taught, or sponsored experiences are also welcome to contribute.
In addition to people who are currently abroad, community members who have had a noteworthy experience in the past while abroad are also invited to submit stories of their experiences.
Accepted stories must have some connection to major social, political, economic, or cultural themes and tend fall into one of the following categories:
- “On the ground” descriptions of major world events by an individual who is there while they are happening,
- Accounts of cultural events with historical context,
- Commentary by an expert on a major world event,
- Discussion of research experience while abroad.
Accepted stories usually do not:
- Describe a place/institutions/history without an account of personal experience and observation;
- Describe new contexts or experiences without connection to major social, political, economic, or cultural themes.
- Stories tend to be between 500-3,000 words.
- Stories are always accompanied by images.
- Stories always have a personal aspect to them.
- Stories always cite sources, including photographs.
- Stories are carefully proofread.
Interested contributors should read through currently posted stories on the website as they are the best guide for formatting and writing style.
Community members who would like to contribute should contact Jessica Beyer at know [at] uw [dot] edu for more information. People are welcome to either submit a fully complete story with images for consideration or notify JSIS Correspondence of an upcoming trip.