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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Bridging Training Gaps in Leadership Capacity: A Critical Approach to Assessment and Evaluation for Program Improvement and Development, Alysia Ballinger

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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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Adopting Organizational Learning Systems at the Field Level of International NGOs, Rebecca Beauregard

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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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Innovation in Digital Music: A Customized Program for Barcelona SAE, Daniel E. Childs

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International Student Transitions After Yale (iSTAY): Career Development and Post-Graduation Transition Program for International Students, Alison Young Eun Cho

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Preventative Community Policing in Immigrant Communities, Carole Chopi

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

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Expanding Learning While Away: Intercultural Communication Course, Cassandra Clements

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

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Mental Health Support for Students During Study Abroad, Sylvia DeMichiel

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Missing the Message: Advocating for Action in Human Rights, Alyssa Dinsmore

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

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From Rural to Global: Public High School Internationalization Efforts in Rural Wyoming, Josephine Fleming

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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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Addressing Racism in Urban Agriculture: The Case for an Urban Agriculture Land Trust in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Chelsea Gazillo

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

OneWorld Coffee: Social Venture Plan, Cory Gilman

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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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International Student Orientation: Engagment Practices at Johnson and Wales University, Sarah P. Habtemariam

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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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In Pursuit of Intercultural Competency During Study Abroad, Leslie Johnson

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Identity-Oriented Program, Isaac Jorgensen

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Women, Peace, and Security in Sudan.The Taskforce Achievements in the National Dialogue, Rowa H. Kodi

Enhancing Accountability And Learning: An Organizational Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Capacity Assessment Tool (MELCAT), Grace Longwe

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Measuring What Matters: Exploring Student Motivations to Inform International Student Recruitment, Rebecca Lubitz

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PeaceJam University Scholars Program: Through the Lens of the Laureates, Kara Lundin

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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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Semester at Sea Global Studies Program, Laura B. McDonald

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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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Policy Analysis on UNESCO's Action Plan for Gender Equality 2014-2021, Sarah Nagel

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

Adaptive Social Protection: A justification for enhancing social protection effectiveness in Lesotho, Daison Panganai Ngirazi Mr

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Implications in the Evaluation of SDG 4: What the Numbers Really Tell Us, Ellen Noe

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Impact of Community Level Engagement in Primary Education: A Case Study of Oyam District, Northern Uganda, Uganda, East Africa, Benson Ocan

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Evaluation Framework for effective HIV/public health programming in Nigeria, saheed ottun

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Barriers to Empowerment: How can gender equality training reduce the barriers that women farmers face in Nicaragua?, Krista Pelletier

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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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The Impact of Civil Society Movements on Conflcit, Nicholas Rinehart

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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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The Dynamics of Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) in Traditional Pakistan., Aamer Shams

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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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Local Perspectives of Sustainable Development, Ryan J. Stefani

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The Power of Prayer, Victoria Dawn Thompson

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MA in International Education - Low-Residency Singapore Program, Joyce Ting (Chen)

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#NowAreYouStartingToGetIt?: A Case Study of 'Stop Charters in KY' Advocacy Campaign, Rachel Trontz

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

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Exploring the Strengths and Challenges of Co-creation of Impact Assessments/ Analysis In Rural Communities: Focus: Hotel con Corazón in Granada, Nicaragua, Johanna Q. Ulseth

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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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Seno Banjonki Lower Basic School Vision Care Pilot Project: A Monitoring and Evaluation Course Linked Capstone Thesis, Stephen M. Weiland

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

ENVIRONMENTALLY-INDUCED MIGRATION AND SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP, Nora J. Worthington

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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