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 2017

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Culture, Inner-city Education and Improving Economic Growth In Birmingham, Alabama, Leroy Abrahams

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The Principles of Universal Design for Learning implemented in a non-profit organization: The Discovery Center., Rose Albert

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Ndoto Au Ota: Jifundishe's Strategic Planning Process: A Case Study of an Appreciative Approach to the Strategic Planning Process for a Small NGO, Margaret Bearor

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Tsirik - fold the leaves so that others may be guided: A study of how the BriBri women are preserving their culture to ensure a sustainable future for their community, Emily R. Blau

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Listening: Projects for the Self and Social Action, Thomas Boyd

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LOOKING WITHIN WHILE WORKING ABROAD: EXPERIENCES FROM AN IHP TRUSTEES FELLOW IN THE FIELD, Caitlyn Clark

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Project-Based Learning in Distance Learning High School Courses, Alison Davis

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Gëm Sa Bopp: a Case Study of Peace Corps Senegal Girls’ Camps, Tesia A. Eisenberg

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Meeting Their Needs: A Comprehensive Internationalization Analysis of The University of San Diego's Undergraduate Student Mobility Programs, Alana Franklin

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Summer of Culture: Jordan - A CROSS-CULTURAL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM THE UNITED STATES AND JORDAN, Adam Freed

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Assessing the Influence of Career-Linked Experiential Opportunities on the F-1 Undergraduate Student Enrollment Decision-Making Process, Harrison Fuerst

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Is Restorative Justice Doing Enough To Address The Power Imbalances Caused By Systems of Privilege and Oppression, Matthew Furnell

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The Heart of Basketball: A Dynamic and Transformative Program Design for Chinese Youth, Jayson Gilbert

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Through the Phoropter: A reflective analysis of one practitioner’s attempt to sequence social and emotional learning competencies into an experiential learning program, Stephanie A. Globus-Hoenich

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A Well-Rounded Experience: Connecting the Home Campus to the Study Abroad Experience and The Study Abroad Experience to the Home Campus, Mary Aurora Grandinetti

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Freedom and Unity: Examining the Individualized, Community-based Process of Restorative Justice in Vermont and What it Can Teach Other States, Through a Trainer's Lens, Megan Grove

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WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT: SUPPORTING WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT IN SUKHBAATAR, MONGOLIA: A Qualitative and Quantitative Study of Women in Sukhbaatar Province, Mongolia To Understand The Need for and Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment, Tunga Hellstrom

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Increasing Equity through B Corp Certification in the Coffee Commodity Supply Chain, Emily Hlavka

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Towards Soulful and Sustainable Service: The Role of Ethics in Global Service-Learning Programs within Faith-Based Tertiary Institutions, Corrie Johnson

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Identity-Oriented Program, Isaac Jorgensen

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Enhancing Global Education in China - A Global Citizen Language Program, Wen Amy Luo

Establishing Cross-Cultural Trust: Exploring the Process of Building Facilitated Connections, Taylor MacDonald

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The World Watches: How Media Coverage of American Police Violence Influences The Perspectives of South Louisiana's Community Members, Jahi J. Mackey

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Training the Masses: Cultural Competency Training: ethics and practices of sharing training designs for others to facilitate: Reflections and Recommendations, Jess K. McCue

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A Comparative Approach to Non-Formal Education: The Power of Sport for Female Youth, Meghan McMillan

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The Heart of Experience: The Education of a Practitioner's Journey, Tai Mesches

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Media, Borders, and Citizenship: Internationalization and Social Justice in an Undergraduate Communication Program at a Public University in New England, Kristi Mientka

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How Anti-Racist Participatory Policy Advocacy Can Change Delaware’s Education System, Shyanne Miller

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How Anti-Racist Participatory Policy Advocacy Can Change Delaware’s Education System, Shyanne E. Miller

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Did You Get the Message?: Influence of Study Abroad Marketing to Prospective Students in Maryville College Study Abroad Demographics, Alissa M. Morson

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Reich Scholar Program: A Scholarship and Leadership Training Program for International Students with Disabilities at Dartmouth College, Megan Murray

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Health Budget Tracking at Local Levels: A Training Manual for Uganda’s Youth Leaders and Advocates, Rehema Z. Namukose Ms.

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Connecting Beyond The Circle: A Restorative Approach in Co-Creating a Safe Space for Social Justice Education at UTEC, Nikki F. Pelonia

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THE DONATION-BASED APPROACH TO SOLVING CRITICAL SOCIAL ISSUES: AN EXAMINATION OF THE FOOD WASTE RECOVERY APPROACH TO SOLVING HUNGER IN THE UNITED STATES, Desa Radic

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Food Allergies Abroad: An Exploration of the Experiences Individuals with Food Allergies Face While Studying Abroad, Danielle M. Roberge

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What It Means to be a Global Campus: A Case Study of Internationalization on the University of Washington Campus, Catherine Rock

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Reframing Homelessness in Vermont: A Systemic Approach to Homelessness Policy Advocacy in Windham County Vermont, Scott Sharland

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MORE WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT: ADVOCACY LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE GEORGIAN WOMEN’S TASK FORCE ON POLITICAL PARTICIPATION, Emma Shattuck

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Sustainable Tourism Study through Solimar International, S silongwengjia

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The Power of Prayer, Victoria Dawn Thompson

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Bridges Out of Poverty as an Anti-Poverty Strategy in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Katlyn M. Uhler

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An Exploration of Participant-Facilitator Relationships: An Introduction and Application of the Learning Relationships Indicator to High 5 Adventure Learning Center’s Edge of Leadership Program, Anne Louise Wagner

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An Analysis of Vermont Academy's Internationalization Effort, Xiang Wang Mr.

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ARMENIA’S SOCIAL SECTOR: AN ANALYSIS OF ARMENIA’S NONPROFITS, P L. Wierikko

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Empowering women health care providers in rural Tibet, Jampa Xiangbalacuo

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Kiswahili or English: A Policy Analysis of Language Instruction in Tanzania, Mari C. Yogi

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