The Capstone Paper is written by students in the SIT Graduate Institute Master's Programs. Capstones reassess theoretical knowledge in light of professional experience in the form of a final research paper, incorporating both classroom knowledge and practicum based experience.

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Submissions from 2016

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West African Refugees in Baltimore City: Pros and Cons, Christianah T. Adeneye

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Integrating Evaluative Thinking into Organisational Practice: a Case Study of Lutino Adunu in Uganda, Shilla Adyero

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Ease on Down the Road: From Diagnosis to Graduation and Beyond, An Auto-Ethnography, Amber M. Alford

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Diversifying the Curriculum: An Analysis of Diversity Course Policies at the University of California San Diego, Maria Lourdes Amparo

B.E.I.B. and Financial Inclusion in NorthWest Cameroon, Kareen Ngendape Atchala

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Ecotourism Social Enterprise: Learning From the Global South, Jessica Bailey

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A National Bilingual Education Policy for the Economic and Academic Empowerment of Youth in St. Lucia, West Indies, Gabriella Bellegarde

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Diversity Training Workshop Series: How to Learn and Interact within a Diverse Community, Katherine Mabel Bernal

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Removing Internal and External Barriers: A Comprehensive Approach to Women's Empowerment in Post-Conflict Settings, Amber J. Bordolo

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Internationalizing Teacher Education: A Case Study of a School of Education, Florence Bromfield

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Advocating for In-service Teacher Training in Mexico: English4Mexico, Carrie Byrne

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Post Program Involvement in Community Service and Volunteerism: An Examination of Youth Exchange and Study Program Alumni, Ashleigh Caws

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The Green Classroom Initiative: Developing a non-formal educational resource to promote positive youth development in an elementary school in the Central Valley region of Costa Rica., Marlee Cea

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Cross-Cultural Confidence: A Program Design for Accessible Intercultural Competence on Campus, Erika Clement

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Multi Identity Conflict: A Case Study of Sudanese Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Jordan, William C. Clifton Jr.

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ENLACES: Transformative Educational Policy for the Latin American and Caribbean Region, Kelcy B. Cox

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Reflect & Connect- Helping Students Make the Most of Their Study Abroad Experience, Rachael L. Dean

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KickAct: the Implementation & Evaluation of a Youth Empowerment & Leadership Program, Crystal M. Denny

Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool for Senegalese Youth Advocacy Organizations, Mamby Diouf

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Comprehensive Internationalization Strategy for the Boston Architectural College: Building the Foundation for Action and Assessment, Monica Dugo

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Rapid Evidence Maps as Decision Tools for Evidence-based Policy, Mark Engelbert

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Energy, Sustainability, and the Environment in Iceland: A STEM-Focused Program for the Experiment in International Living, Katie Fassbinder

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Defining and Analyzing Internationalization at the University of Northern Iowa, Melvin E. Fatimehin

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U101: Global Perspectives A Semester Course for First-Year Students, Chrissie Faupel

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?: Food Inequlaity and Black Americans, Christina Foster

STEM 1+2+2 Program: A Proposal for Saudi Arabia Ministy of Higher Education and the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques Scholarship, Marci Lynn Fradkin

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The Current State of Access to Basic Education for Syrian Refugee Children Living in the Za’atari Camp, Theresa L. Frey

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The Impact of Study Abroad on Post-graduation Job Search, Satoko Fukai

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First-Year Experience: International Students, Kaitlyn M. Gentling

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Changing Advocacy Practices in a Changing World: an Evaluation of Oxfam America’s Influencing Work in a Shifting International NGO Culture, Emily Sloe Goodman

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How Do Connection and Hopeful Action Support Resilient Community?, Catherine Gormley

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Building Creative Capacity in Conservationists: One Facilitator’s Exploration of Training and Art in Belize, Adriana Guzman

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International Service-Learning and Experiential Education: Reframing a Putney Student Travel Service-Learning Program in the Dominican Republic, Zufan Hagos

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A Dollar a Day: Child Sponsorship and the Marketization of Human Development, Taylor Hallett

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Solar Urban Planning: Addressing barriers and conflicts specific to Renewable Energy Policy and the current field and practice of Urban Planning within the context of a changing Climate, Toryl P. Hanna

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The Refugee Mentoring Network: Program Design, Danielle Elaine Hard

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How to Decolonize a Classroom, Celeste C. Hayes

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Mandating International Experience: A Policy Analysis of The State University of New York (SUNY) At Geneseo Requirement for all International Relations Degree Seeking Students to Study Abroad, Leiah Heckathorn

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Learning to Know, Do and Be: Curriculum for Self-Reflection and Intercultural Consciousness for the SENA Volunteacher Program, Claire H. Hero

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Explore Ecuador: A Road Scholar Intergenerational Program Proposal, Sarah Hilton

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Cultural Communities among African Students at Yale College, Laura Hoffsis

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Stamp of Approval: The Influence of Parents in the Decision to Study Abroad, Anna Hurd

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How did cross-cultural dynamics impact decision-making during the revision, endorsement, and implementation of the United Nation’s International Search and Rescue Guidelines? And how was cross-cultural bias overcome?, Melanie Jennings

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Building Hope: An Experiential, Interfaith and Peacebuilding Leadership Curriculum Design for American, Israeli and Palestinian Teenagers, Jack M. Karn

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My Neighborhood Is Changing: Positive Youth Development in the Historic Near East Side, Fevean N. Keflom

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Traditions and Proficiency Abroad - Spain (TAPAS) Program: A High School Study Abroad Program for District 128, Michaela Kendzior

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Confidence Through Consultation: Lessons from Northern Ireland's DPP/PCSP Model, Kyle F. Kennedy

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Youth media and social change: Using digital storytelling as a tool that engages youth to become change agents, Soufiane Khebbaz

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Program Evaluation Frameowrk for Enhancing Performnce and Quality, Abu B. Koroma

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Finding Balance: A Qualitative Approach Student Assessment at the University of Otago, Benjamin Koziol

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Internationalization in American Legal Education: A Short-term Embedded Study Abroad program for University of Connecticut Law Students, Yana Kraychinskaya

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An Acculturation Program for Foreign-Born Workers at Multinational Companies Transferred to Offices in the United States, Eric Krieger

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Organizing for Women and Children: Advocating for the ‘Reach Every Mother and Child’ Campaign, Laura E. Leslie

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Reflect, React, Exchange: A Cultural Competency Co-Curriculum, Derrick Lewis

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Organizational Analysis: Union Kitchen, Davita Louie

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Backpacking Brothers: An Experiential, Adventure Education Program to Transform Rape Culture and Prevent Sexual Violence, Matthew Lynn

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Relationship Between Preponderance of ADHD in the African American Community and How Teachers are Trained to Type Students as ADHD, E Madison

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Queering Colombia's Peace Process: A case study of LGBTI inclusion, Nicole Maier

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Peer Advising 101: A Training Workshop For Peer Advisors In Study Abroad, Anna Marter

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Mandate in Conflict: UNRWA’s Role within Identity, the West Bank, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Chris Mattera

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Preparing Franklin Academy's Students' in Becoming Interculturally Competent, Shannon McCann

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University of Hawaii at Hilo: International Female Student Diversity and Inclusion Workshop, Leslie Lehuanani McClung

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Global Citizenship Certificate Program, Alison C. Meighan

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Returning From Abroad: A Comparative Review, Denver W. Miller

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Changing the Narrative that Worker Protections Are Anti-Business: How Organizing Small Business Owners Enabled the Passage of Paid Sick Days Legislation in Vermont, Ashley M. Moore

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A Personalized Approach to International Student Orientation at Saginaw Valley State University, Kendra Morehead

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Motives and Methods of Social Mobilization in Rural Senegal, Antonia Morzenti

Monitoring and Evaluation for Humanitarian & Emergency Aid M&E Framework for SHIFA’A Program – SAMS Foundation, Ahmed Mostafa

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The Role of Liberian Community Organizations in the Integration of Liberian Immigrants: A Case Study of Immigrants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Solomon M. Muin

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TripL - Living, Learning, Leading: A Program for Ongoing Cultural Training for House Leaders at Mossgate Preparatory School, Stephanie Munson

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An Introductory Online Interactive Training to Disability Etiquette and Protocol to Promote Inclusion, David Murcko

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Learning by Osmosis or Intervention? Preparing Faculty to Lead Short-Term Programs Abroad, Alexandra P. Nesbeda

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The Northern Nigerian Countering Violent Extremism Project: A measure of Participation vis-a-vis Outcomes, Onomen E. Odafen

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Leadership and Corruption in Governance: A Case Study of Liberia, Theresa Okpokwu

The Impact of Lack of Mother Tongue - Based Schooling on Kurds in Turkey, Ceto Ozel

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Semester at Sea IMPACT Service-Learning Scholarship Program, Lindsay B. Parise

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Communalism and Its Impact on Human Development Future Civil Society Initiatives for Inter-Communal Peace in Gujarat, Atiya Pathan

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Incorporating Experiential Theory into Virtual Strategic Planning Processes, Chris Perkins

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Exploring Partnerships Between Embedded Providers and Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Directors, Angelo D. Pisano

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Across Systems: Preventing, Countering, and Defusing Violent Extremism—a Discussion of Strategy, Policy, Practice, and Theory, Keenan powers

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Connecting Through Communication - Incorporating Intercultural Competency During International Student Orientations, Keith A. Quatraro

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An exploration of a culture of inclusivity and community development within a special education learning environment., Farid Quraishi

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Beyond the Three Delays: A Case Study of Haiti's Maternal Health Sector, Stephanie Rapp

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Student Participation in Coil Programs and its Impact on Study Abroad Enrollment, Ashley E. Reed

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The Influence of Social Media in Egypt during The Arab Spring, Nicole Reed

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Community Viability and Marine Conservation: Hybrid Resource Management and the Role of the Coral Triangle Center on Pulau Ay, Indonesia, Jerica Rossi

Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) for Sudden onset Humanitarian Emergencies (Eops), Rebecca Rushford

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BiblioWorks: Advocating For The Creation Of Libraries For Children In Chuquisaca, Bolivia, Jhasmany Saavedra

Vasudhara Lodge: A Social Venture Plan for Women’s Empowerment Through Community Based Eco-Tourism, Sonya Salanti

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Promoting U.S. Community Colleges in Sweden: From the Perspective of Swedish Education Agents, Ashley M. Sansotta

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Argument for Internationally-Focused Curricula in US Primary Education Reform, Hector Santiago

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A Systems Approach to Evaluation Metrics: A Case Study of Salvation Farms, Julia D. Scheier

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International Student Orientation: The Needs And Challenges Students Face Upon Arrival, Holly Schneidmiller

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Dynamic Media: A need for the dynamic use of media to meet organizational goals, Alexander J. Scott

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The University of Hawaii at Hilo: National Student Exchange Four-Part Workshop for the Outgoing Students at The University of Hawaii at Hilo, Kadian Shaw

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Student Perspectives on Proficiency-Based Learning in Vermont's High School Completion Program, Hayley J. Shriner

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The 2015 al-Shabaab's attack in Garissa, Kenya. An immersion into the structural, socio-political and psychological roots of violence, Mathilde Simon

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ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE: Third Cultured Kids and Their ‘Stabilizing Factors’, Aman D. Singh Mr.

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Are They Matching Up? An Analysis of Study Abroad Outcomes and the Vocational Needs of a Southern Appalachian Area, Brynn A. Smith

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Destination Choice in Study Abroad, Courtney Smith