The Capstone Paper is written by students in the SIT Graduate Institute Master of Arts degree 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.

The full-text of papers written prior to July 2011 in the Capstone Collection are limited to SIT and other World Learning faculty, staff, students, and alumni. If you are not affiliated with SIT or World Learning and want access to these papers contact your local library and ask about requesting the hard copy on interlibrary loan. Full-text papers written after July 2011 are openly accessible to the public.

Due to copyright restrictions some papers are not available full-text electronically. World Learning affiliated students and staff can check these papers out of the library or, if you are off-campus, request them via interlibrary loan

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Submissions from 2015

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Redesigning the Harlaxton College Resident Assistant Training Program, Whitney Cohen

Bridging the Gap: An Examination of Environmental Factors and their Effects on the HBCU Student’s Decision to Study Abroad, Kelcie Evenson

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Engagement and Global Learning through Philanthropy: A Youth Philanthropy Council for International Baccalaureate Students, Erin Gorman

University Abroad Pathway Program Orientation: A Targeted Design for Chinese Students, Caitlin S. Hoffmann

From Leader to Experiential Educator: Professionalizing Facilitation of International Service-Learning Programs through Effective Leader Training, Brittany Hurst

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Cal Poly Study Abroad Program Design for Facilitation of Intercultural Competency, Erica Jorgenson

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Beyond NAFSA: An Assessment of Professional Development Needs of Secondary-Level International Education Professionals, Emily A. Keizer

Significance of a New Student Orientation Within International Education Agencies Offering Higher Education Online: Development of Communication, Computer, and Team-Building Skills at Haitian Connection Network (HCN), Nicole L. Kirchner

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Strategic Study Abroad: A Program Proposal for Continued Faith Development of Chi Alpha Students Studying Abroad, Erin Leonard

JEST, Mary Ann Lockard

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Ensuring Social Success: Assessing the Factors that Affect the Social Experiences of International Students at a Large, Urban Community College in Texas, Sharon A. Miller

CIEE Local Coordinator Training: Supporting U.S. Department of State High School Exchange Students, Kathryn (Katie) Pfohl

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Faculty Knowledge of the Purposes and Processes of Short-Term Faculty Led Study Abroad, Sandra L. Short

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Experiential Language Learning: A Short-Term Study Abroad Program to Quetzaltenango, Guatemala for Canton High School, Michelle Traub

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Transitions: The First Year Experience of International Undergraduates at Yale College, Danielle Valles

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The Global Village: Improving Intercultural Experiences at Keene State College Through Living/Learning Communities, Laura Zuelch

Submissions from 2014

Living-Learning Communities: Impacts on Exchange Students' Social Integration, Sara Alhakam

Risk Management for Secondary School Study Abroad Programs, Marley Aloe

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Work and Study Abroad – Students’ Perceptions of the Effects of International Internships on their Personal and Professional Development, Aleksandra Asparuhova

Global IMPACT: A Service-Learning Course for Semester at Sea, Karen Bajda

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For Better or For Worse: Gender and the Congo Basin Forests, Jennifer M. Bangoura

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Designing Pre-Departure Orientation as a For-Credit Academic Seminar: Curriculum and Content, Joshua P. Barber

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Internationalizing the Study Abroad Classroom: An Intensive English Program at the American Graduate School in Paris, Jordan A. Caley

Leaving a Legacy. Jacksonville University: Freshman Experience Abroad, England, Carolyn Crist

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Setting Expectations: An Onsite Orientation for Intern Abroad Programs in London, Ilse B. Damkoehler

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Collaboration in Campus-Wide Internationalization Initiatives: A Case Study of the BEYOND Initiative at Ferris State University, Kate Davidson

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International Students in the Classroom: A Faculty Learning Community, Carolina De la Rosa

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Closing the gap: How the Global Ambassador Program aims to provide social acclimation support for the international student community and increase retention rates at Roger Williams University, Rebecca A. Downey

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Reframing SEA Semester®: A Model Living and Learning Program in Education Abroad, Katharine W. Enos

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Active Development of Tacit Knowledge: ADTK In a World Without Farmers, Roger E. Garrett Jr.

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Exploring Service Learning in Study Abroad: An Evaluation of The Umbra Institute’s Urban Spaces Course, Lisa M. George

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Long-Lasting Impact of Faculty-Led Study Abroad: An Alumni Perspective, Nancy Georgiev

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Global Education in New York City High Schools: What we can learn, Emily Gifford

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North Dakota State University Study Abroad Strategic Plan: Enhancing Student Mobility for the 21st Century, Krysta Gorder

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Amended Incoming International Student Orientation for the College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine, Monica Hamm

The Freshers' Study Abroad Program: A Fall Matriculation Program for Admitted Students at the University of Tokyo, Daniel Hegedus

Recruitment of ESL Students for the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Allison Heine de Romero

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Designing and Delivering Staff Training for New Student Advisors: A Residential ESL Pathway School in Massachusetts, Brodie Henry

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Environmental Sustainability, Cultural Awareness, and Personal Growth: A Short-Term Study Abroad Program Design for the University of Colorado, Boulder, Jana K. Howlett

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Yes Means はい, Oui, Sí: Cross Culturally Competent Sexual Assault Prevention for International Education Programs, Tara Jorgensen

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Wildcats International Neighbors: Bridging International Students with Local Community at Northern Michigan University, Manato Kaisho

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The Use of Agents in International Student Recruitment: International Education Professional’s Opinions, Emily M. Kirsch

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Uniting Reentry & Professional Integration: Recommendations for Aiesec and A Million Global Minds, Scott Lehmann

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The Gender Gap in Study Abroad, Alexander Lindsay

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Mi cultura, Su cultura: A Cultural Exchange Program for Central College, Whitney J. Longnecker

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Comprehensive Approaches to Health and Safety: A Program Design Context, Dan Loughrey

The Rachel Corrie Leadership Studies Fellowship, Justin Mauger

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Long-Term Impacts and Outcomes: SIT Study Abroad, Marianne McGarrity

Cross Cultural Leadership: A Trimester-Long Course Proposal for Kimball Union Academy, Erin Mellow

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An Expanded Field Guide on Cross-Cultural Learning for Faculty Leaders of University of Missouri Study Abroad Programs, William Palmieri

CISabroad: Training and Development of Site Directors, Jessica Parks

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The Culture Conundrum: Training Faculty and Staff for Effectively Working with International Students, McKenna S. Pencak

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Learning from Sensory Experience in Costa Rica, Rebecca Ragland

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Enhancing Student Learning Outcomes Through Increased Predeparture Preparation for Study Abroad, Catherine J. Raleigh

UF in Madagascar: Creating a Short-Term Faculty-Led Program for the University of Florida, Jill Ranaivoson

Romani Studies: Exploring Gypsy Culture and Society Program Proposal for Barcelona SAE, Priya Randhawa

"Women Only" - Team Tobati and High School Aged Women's Empowerment, Gillian H. Ritter

Franklin in Quebec, alyssa.riva@mail.sit.edu A. Riva A

Friendship Family Program: Community Integration at the Center for Marine Resource Studies, Molly Roe

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A Holistic Approach to Homestay: A Homestay Program Proposal for CATS Academy Boston, Nora Salmon

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Pushing Forward: The Climate for LGBTQ Student Advising in Study Abroad of South Carolina, Alexandra Seay

From Citizen Diplomacy to National Security: Reraming the International Visitor Leadership Program, Meghan Simpson

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INVESTigating India: A Strategic Recruitment Plan for Indian Students, Alana Stuart

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Incoming Erasmus Student Orientation: An In-country Orientation Program for Incoming Erasmus Students Studying at Istanbul Bilgi University, Ayla H. Ugur

The Floating Classroom: Best Practices Teaching on Semester at Sea, Rachel Vaughn

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Corporate Social Responsibility Enrichment Exchange Program, Deborah Waggoner

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Volunteering and Social Development Across Cultures: A Credit Bearing Course for the Alliance for Global Education's Global and Public Health Program at Manipal University (India), Katie Jo Walter

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Learning Intervention in a Language Immersion Program: An Orientation Redesign, Giulia Witcombe

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Intercultural Communication in Brazil: An Approach to Engage Multicultural North Dakota State University Students in Study Abroad, Allison Wright

Submissions from 2013

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Recruitment and Diversity: Exploring the Links Between Third-Party Provider Recruitment Strategies And the Level of Diversity Among Secondary Level International Education Travel Participants, Gina Asalon

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Global Ambassadors Returnee Program: Can We Change Campus Culture?, Lynn Butler

Aloha Kakou: A Socially-Responsible Student Travel Program Based in Hawaii, Jacob G. Dunlap

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Community Internationalization: Developing the Host Family Program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Alicia Haley

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Gaging the Education Abroad Perception: A Survey of Personnel at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Jennifer R. Krahn

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A New Model: Improving Adult Experiences in The Holy Land With Effective Pre-Departure Information, Resources and Procedures, Sarah A. Loan

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Developing a Pre-Departure and Re-Entry Orientation for Study Abroad Students at The Univerisidad Católica De La Santísima Concepción, Jennifer Ramos

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Study Abroad and Identity: The African American Experience, Alicia Ranney

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Access Abroad: A Design in Equitable Access to Education Abroad, Matthew Zielsdorf

Submissions from 2012

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An Introduction to Life at a U.S. University: A Pre-departure orientation for Thai students going to the U.S. to Study, Alexandra B. Ashley

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Journey to the "New" West: A Course Proposal for Cultural Integration in Chinese ESL Education, Erica Balazs

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Exploring Locally to Grow Globally: A Community Excursion-based Elective for Intensive English Programs, Andrea L. Bernasconi

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Social Entrepreneurship in Egypt: Turning Revolutionary Ambition into Tangible Results, Chris C. Blackwood

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The Journey Home from Ecuador: A Reentry Guide for Tandana Foundation Volunteers, Heidi Bohn

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Weaving Culture into Context: Redesigning the Internship Program for Barcelona Study Abroad Experience, Sara Bradshaw

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Spain & Morocco: Issues in Hospitality & Tourism, Shanathan Crayton

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Community Perspectives- How Study Abroad with Service Learning Impacts the Locals, Sarah J. Delcambre

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Moroccan Encounter: A Cross-Cultural, Peacebuilding, and Interfaith Program for U.S. and Moroccan Youth, Kristin A. Eberman

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Stable, Practical, and High-paying: How Second Generation Indian/Pakistani Adults are Affected by Parental Pressure in Their Career Choices, Sabrina Eveland

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A Diversity Initiative in Global Education for First-Generation Students, Jessica Greenbaum

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Project GAYA: A Study Abroad Program Design for Fundación Operación GAYA Internacional, Lauren E. Johanson

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“Around the World Project” at the Maryland Institute College of Art: Making International Education Week a Year-long Program, Rebecca L. La Creta

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Internationalization of K-12 Schools Through the Eyes of Public School Principals, Megan M. Landwehr

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Consulting Cultural Informants: A Look at the Extent to which Students Use Informants and Other Strategies to Learn from Their International Experiences, William Scott Leroy

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Freedom in Creation: Global Village Education Program, Daniel C. Maxwell

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VISIONS Service Adventures: China; A Comprehensive Program Design, Whitney Morgan

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Exploring Sydney: An Onsite Orientation Program for Students Studying in Australia, Meaghan Murphy

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Learning Spanish Through Community Interaction, Leigh E. Newman-Bell

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Challenges in the land of hope: Phoenix area refugees and the recession, Valerie E. Nightingale

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ExplOre, Educate, Expand: The ExplOratorium’s Education Abroad Youth Program, Nina Rubin

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Enhancing Road Scholar Cuba Programs through Group Leader Training, Desiree N. Shrode