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 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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The Amandla Project, Alexander Stone

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A Comprehensive Internationalization Analysis of Marlboro College, Margaret Strassman

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Law and Order: Lawsuit, Regulations and Implementation of S.T.E.M. O.P.T. at The University Of Arkansas, Alexandra M. Wallace

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International Education Consultants: An Examination of their Role in Admission and Enrollment of International Students at Private Secondary Institutions in the United States, Sarah Wiggins

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Moving within the Military: Intercultural Communication Training program for Youth, Olivia Williams

Submissions from 2015

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Effects of the Omrit Project on Student and Alumni Participants from Macalester College, Nancy Bostrom

Lessons From Star Flower Center- How to Overcome Cultural Barriers and Enhance Community Inclusion of People with Disabilities, Victoria Castro

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Redesigning the Harlaxton College Resident Assistant Training Program, Whitney Cohen

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The International Humanity Foundation Co-Director Training Program, Indonesia: Supporting International Volunteers, Christina Darling

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MIND THE GAP: UNDERSTANDING THE LACK OF SOCIAL INTEGRATION BETWEEN U.S. NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, Danika Delano

Learning How to Support Diversity in Study Abroad: Building Interdepartmental Relationships at the University of San Diego to Effectively Support Students of Diversity through the Study Abroad Experience, Alison E. Droster

The Cradle of Humanity: A Program Proposal for Where There Be Dragons, Emmanuel Dukundane

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

Expanding Global Education at Trinity School: An Environmentally Focused Service-Learning Pilot Program in New Orleans, Kaitlin Fisher

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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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Enhancing the Faculty-Led Study Abroad Proposal Process to Facilitate the Creation of Academically Enriched Programs, Tanya Kramer

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Foreign Language Education Through an International Education Lens, Bridget Landry

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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

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Intercultural Competence Abroad: Creating an ICC Track at the Umbra Institute, Maria Papapietro

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

"No Write Way": Plagiarism Policy, Implementation, and Intercultural Competence at NYU Shanghai, Rebecca Rozek

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The Gender Imbalance in U.S. Outbound Study Abroad: A Case Study of Semester at Sea, Jessica L. Ryan

Cultural and Environmental Preservation in a Multifaceted Nation: A Short-Term Study Abroad Program Design in South Africa for The Experiment in International Living, Katelin Ryan

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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

Communicating Across Cultures: An Intercultural Training For the University of Connecticut School of Law Staff and Faculty, Christine Xiong

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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