The ISP, or Independent Study Project, is written by students from the undergraduate programs of SIT Study Abroad and relates to a program theme. Using primary sources students choose topics with a manageable focus that can be carried out in a variety of settings, such as schools, nongovernmental organizations or field research stations. During the independent study period students work closely with a project advisor and other key contacts in the field. The ISP is typically a 20- to 40-page paper presented to student colleagues, the academic director and, often, the advisor and other interested host-country individuals.

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Submissions from 2016

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Capacity Building of Health Workforce: Investigation of Training Process for Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) Serving Refugee Populations in Host Communities, as Perceived by Participants and Trainers, Jerusalem Hadush, Yale University

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The Use Versus Availability of Wood Extraction at the Baga II Forest Reserve Border Adjacent to Kizanda Village in the West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania, Rebecca Halter, Skidmore College

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Asessing the Implementation of HIV/AIDS Programs Amongst Youth Fisherfolk: The Case of Mbita, Kenya, Edward Ham, University of Rochester

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A Study of the Integration of Artificial Insemination into the Dairy Sector of the Alaotra Mangoro Region of Madagascar, Tara Hammonds, Cornell University

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Del Movimiento Estudiantil a Revolución Democrática: Esperanza está en la institución, Jensen Handwork, University of Puget Sound

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Breast is Best: Determinants of Breastfeeding in Bali, Leah Hardenbergh, Brown University

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The Importance of Rivers in Protected Areas: Macroinvertebrate Sampling Reveals the Impact of Humans and Highways on Water Quality, Marie-Claire Harrison, Pomona College

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THE INFLUENCE OF AJANTA ON INDIAN MODERN ART, Nolan Hawkins, Tufts University

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Problemas con la producción de café en Los Yungas / Problems with coffee production in Los Yungas, Rob Hefferon, Williams College

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Continuing Efforts to Alleviate "Orange Pain" An Internship with the Da Nang Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin, Loan Heilner, Colby College

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A Critical Analysis of the Public Sphere: How the LGBTQ Movement Utilizes and Occupies Space in Morocco, Katherine Hirsch, Tufts University

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La reconstrucción del debate en Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia: Una herramienta para la auto-­descolonización y el desarrollo de un pensamiento crítico entre jóvenes., Tessa Holtzman, Bates College

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El uso de terapias psicológicas en mujeres jóvenes en la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (CABA), Argentina, Batsheva Honig, Washington and Lee University

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Humanity balancing on a turtle’s back: perceptions and values of sea turtle conservation among different demographics at four sites in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago Bocas del Toro, Panama, Roxanne Hoorn, Eckerd College

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Needle Exchange Programs and HIV/AIDS: A Comparison of the Use of Harm Reduction Methods in Switzerland and the United States of America, Margaret House, Brown University

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Symbiont type and photophysiology of Acropora loripes and Platygyra daedalea under future scenarios of rising ocean temperatures and pCO2, Lauren Howe-Kerr, Rice University

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¿Quién tiene la voz? Un estudio de murales y movimientos estudiantiles / Who has got the voice? A study of murals and students’ movements., Mara Imms,, Colgate University

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Student Protests at UCT: An Analysis of UCT Community's Perspectives of Tactics Used in the Fallist Movement, Laura Isdahl, Gustavus Adolphus College

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Evaluation Des Impacts Sociaux et Ecologiques de la Gestion Communautaire de la Forêt d’Analabe, Nicole Israel-Meyer, Johns Hopkins University

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¿El derecho a una vida sin discriminación?: Un análisis de las representaciones discriminatorias sobre los migrantes bolivianos por parte de los residentes argentinos en el barrio porteño de Flores, Kelly Johnson, Ursinus College

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Avifaunal Community Composition in a Tropical Forest Corridor: A Case Study from the Atherton Tableland, North Queensland, Don Jones, Middlebury College

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Pelear por la Dignidad: La lucha de las mujeres trabajadoras sexuales voluntarias por derechos laborales en un clima estigmatizado políticamente / To Fight for Dignity: The fight of female voluntary sex workers for labor rights in a politically stigmatized climate, Rosalind Jones, Occidental College

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A Review of Climate Change Induced Effects on Avian Prey Species and their Consequences for Arctic Fox Populations of Western Iceland, Mikala Jordan, Villanova University

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Economy and Decision: How Economic Factors Influence the Journeys and Destinations of Trans-Saharan Migrants in Oujda, Morocco, Dianne Kaiyoorawongs, Yale University

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Tibetan Football:Perspectives From the 2016 Gyalyum Chenmo Memorial Gold Cup, James Karsten, Bates College

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A Comparative Study of Women’s Health Care: Non-Syrian Refugee Women Living in Amman and Syrian Refugee Women Living in Refugee Camps, Megan Kerstein, Washington University in St. Louis

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Is Faith Truly the Reason for Our Security? A study on the extent to which Islam influences Jordanian National Security, Shynelle Kissi, The George Washington University

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Paediatric Tuberculosis in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India: DOTS, Diagnosis, and Determinants, Emma Klein, Harvey Mudd College

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Sub-Saharan Refugees Finding Space and Place in Rabat, Morocco, Katherine Knapp, Indiana University- Bloomington

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Escaping the Concrete Jungle: An Exploration of Ecotourism Development in Dzongu, North Sikkim, Katrina Kniss, Goucher College

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Las percepciones de las dinámicas de género a través de los niveles socioeconómicos de dos liceos de Santiago de Chile / 119/5000 Perceptions of dynamics Gender equality across socio-economic levels Of two high schools in Santiago de Chile, Sarah Kochanek, Carleton College

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“Si no participas, alguien ajeno va a decidir por vos:” practicas de autonomia en el Bachillerato Popular de Frente Popular Darío Santillán en Constitución, Buenos Aires / "If you do not participate, someone else will decide for you:" Practices of autonomy in the Popular Baccalaureate Of Frente Popular Darío Santillán in Constitución, Buenos Aires, Sarah Kravinsky, Barnard College

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The Case for State-Led Trade Policies in Economic and Human Development, Prahlad Krishnan, Duke University

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Accessibility and Quality of Education for Refugees: A Case Study of Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, Meital Kupfer, George Washington University

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Pink Parenthood: An Exploration of Lesbian Parenting in The Netherlands, Sophia Ladner, Smith College

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Flip Cup: Problems Related to Alcohol Consumption in Modern China, Helen Lamm, Wofford College

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Plant Community Structure in Geothermally-Warmed Soils in Iceland: A Climate Change Study, Michael LaScaleia, Tufts University

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L’insecte Sage in the Age of Global Climate Crisis: A Biocultural and Ontological Study of Vulnerability and Resilience in the Manakara Beekeeping Network, Tamar Law, Cornell University

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Solid Waste Management of Disposable Diaper Sanitation and the Connection to Environmental Awareness for Women in Zanzibar, Micalea Leaska, Saint Michael's College

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Developing Nations and Disadvantaged Populations: How the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic Exacerbated Disparities and Inequities, Rebecca Lebeaux, Emory University

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Proceso identitario: la vinculación entre la autoadscripción de jóvenes chinos-argentinos en Buenos Aires, Argentina y las oportunidades laborales, experiencias educativas y la conservación del idioma chino, Cassiopeia Lee, Smith College

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The Vibrant Traditions of Masaya: El Mestizaje as a Culture, a Process, and a State of Being, Isabelle Lee, Emory University

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Instead of Silence: Chinese Nicaraguans and the Formation of Identity across Two Cultures, Lisa Lee, Brown University

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Ñaan baat : Ousmane Sembène et l’adaptation wolof comme discours accessible sur la politique linguistique sénégalaise, Xavier Lee, Swarthmore College

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Los médicos no creen en la brujería: El choque entre la psicologia occidental, el catolicismo y las creencias ancestrales en la salud mental boliviana, Olivia Legan, Kenyon College

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Educación del Paciente para el Auto Cuidado de la Diabetes en el Centro de Salud de Primaria Atención: Villa Verde en Partido de Pilar, Buenos Aires, Ethan Leigner, Tulane University

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Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Rivers Above and Below Four Hydroelectric Power Facilities in the Chiriquí Viejo and Chico Watersheds of Chiriquí, Panama, Tricia Light, Scripps College

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Suzhi at the Margins: Minority Politics and Identity Among the Mosuo, Graham Link, Yale-NUS College

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“Mi resistencia me nutre” Las vivencias de mujeres matagalpinas de acoso callejero y sus estrategias de resistencia / "My resistance nourishes me" The experiences of female street killers of matagalpinas and their strategies of resistance, Olivia Linn, University of North Carolina

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Navigating Cape Town: A Poetic Cartography, Sam Lin-Sommer, Brown University

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Trauma and Recovery in Post-Conflict Northern Uganda: An analysis of Trauma and its effects on the Family, Shelby Logan, George Washington University

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A Road to Somewhere: Changing Trade and the Adaptation to Survive in Humla, Sophie Louaillier, Colgate University

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Cultural Capital: An Investigation in Community Sustainability, Harrison Luft, Occidental College

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CHILOÉ ESTÁ PRIVADO: Una investigación como un movimiento social genera cambio en un sistema centralizado, Nathan Madeira, Colby College

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Effect of Varied Disturbance Types on Dorylus (Anomma) molestus Defensive Behavior in the West Usumbara Mountains, Tanzania., Ryan Mahar, Bates College

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Uso, impacto y futuro del Mapudungun en la comunidad de Chapod, Tierney Marey, Duke University

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Trash on Taboga: a case study on solid waste management and feasible methods for sustainable improvements, Taboga Island, Panama, Madison Marra

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El rol de los supermercados chinos en la integración social de la población china en Buenos Aires / The Role of Chinese Supermarkets in the Social Integration of the Chinese Population in Buenos Aires, Dana Marrero, Davidson College

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The Challenge of Adverse Selection to Domestic Seafood Markets in Vietnam: Assessing Consumer Demand and Supply-Side Policy Options, Eliot Martin, Vanderbilt University

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El fútbol femenino: Los implicaciones de ser una futbolista femenina en una cultura machista, Maya McCann, Smith College

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Women’s Views on the Challenges and Solutions in Preventing the Gendered Spread of HIV in Masxha, Cato Manor, Paige McMahon, Georgetown University

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Un nuevo fenómeno en un mundo de tradición: Percepciones del cambio climático en la isla de Taquile / 99/5000 A new phenomenon in a world of tradition: Perceptions of climate change on the island of Taquile, Daniel Meagher, The College of New Jersey

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An Interpersonal Exploration of Zen Buddhism: A Case Study of Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm, Yuwen Michelson, Hamilton College

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Populist radical right parties and the securitization of migration in France, Ashley Middleton, Duke University

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Investigating effects of climate change on glaciers and proglacial landscapes in southeast Iceland: Fluvioglacial Behavior of Sólheimajökull and Seljavallajökull, Roberta B.C. Miller, Williams College

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Street Art in Kathmandu as a Tool for Activism and Social Change, Madison Minchin, University of Redlands

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A Precarious Paradigm: Seeking Alternatives to Public-Private Partnerships in Health, a Case for the Code, Lena Mininberg, Connecticut College

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VARIABILITY OF LACUSTRINE SEDIMENT PROXY RESPONSES TO LATE HOLOCENE CLIMATE CHANGE AS MODIFIED BY LAKE SPECIFIC PROCESSES: A REVIEW OF ECOLOGICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL PROCESSES ACROSS NORTHERN AND EASTERN ICELAND, Mallory Mintz, Carleton College

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Demise From Within: Factionalism in Maoist Parliamentary Politics in Nepal, Jehdeiah Mixon, Colgate University

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The effects of sub-lethal predation on the reproductive output of Acanthaster planci (crown-of-thorns starfish), Emily Mucha, Rollins College

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The effects of sub-lethal predation on the reproductive output of Acanthaster planci (crown-of-thorns starfish), Emily Mucha, Rollins College

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Do Africans support English football teams and neglect local African teams: an interrogation of eight black African men in Cape Town, Eddie Mungai, Washington University in Saint Louis

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Tomando en Cuenta: Perspectivas sobre las Tomas del Movimiento Estudiantil Chileno / Taking into consideration: Perspectives on the Tomas of the Chilean Student Movement, María Navarro-Gutiérrez, Carnegie Mellon University

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Hanoians’ Experience: Suspending Moral Bias to Recognize Human Dimensions of War, Maggie Norsworthy, Lehigh University

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Laughing It Off The Role of Comedy and Humor in Combating Extremist Ideals in Jordan, Juan Nunez Ledesma, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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FEMM Committee as Feminalist Space: Gendered Legislative Styles in the European Parliament, Madison Oakley, Beloit College

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Educating Global Citizens: Moroccan University Students’ Global Awareness and Perceptions, Julia Ohanyan, Elon University

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Nit Nitay Garabame: Analyzing Mental Illness and Art Therapy Within Dakar’s Atelier d’EX-PRESSION Artistique, Alaina Orr, Pitzer College

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The Transgender Community in Bangalore: Health Issues and Factors Negatively Affecting Outcomes, Zayahary Ortiz, University of Texas at Austin

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Continuous Care in Complex Contexts: Access to Health Services for Noncommunicable Diseases among Syrian Refugee Women in Jordanian Host Communities, Jennifer Ostrowski, University of Wisconsin

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A Preliminary Study of Intergenerational Differences in Masxha Regarding Practice and Attitudes Towards Zulu Traditions During Pregnancy and Birth, Momoko Oyama, Washington University in Saint Louis

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Los Derechos Humanos en un Contexto Local: La relación entre los derechos humanos y los movimientos Mapuche / Human Rights in a Local Context: Relationship between the Human Rights and the Mapuche movements., Lucas Richard-Virgene Paulson, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

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La lluvia y el océano oculto: el estudio del unu cambio y su relación con Viracocha en Chinchero / The rain and the occult ocean: the study of the change and its Relationship with Viracocha in Chinchero, Edgar J. Payano, Sewanee The University of the South

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What is the Taste of CO2? The sustainability of Icelandic food systems in the face of climate change, Molly Peek, Smith College

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Song of the Dzopa: A Case Study of Traditional Farming, Food, and, Isabella Pezzulo, The University of Richmond

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Dropping In: The emergence of skateboard culture in urban Nepal, Olivia Pincince, Brown University

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The Feminization of HIV/AIDS in Yunnan, China, Leah Pinckney, Gettysburg College

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An Old and New START to Russian—United States Nuclear Arms Control Agreements, Samantha Pitz, Washington University in St. Louis

Cameroon’s Political Opposition: Efforts and Obstacles Towards Political Change in Contemporary Cameroon, Clare Platt, George Washington University

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LGBT and Christian: Experiences with Identity, Mackensie Priley, Occidental College

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Foraging Time and Food Resource use of Geoffroy’s Tamarin (Saguinus geoffroyi) in an Urban Forest Landscape, Parque Natural Metropolitano, Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá, Rachael Pruitt, Gettysburg College

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Deaf or [insert ethnicity here]? The impact of South African Sign Language and Deaf community membership on the ethnic identities of three Deaf students in Cape Town, Leanna Quach, Ithaca College

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Human Creativity as a Vehicle for Societal Change: Can Social Action Through Art and Music Drive Positive Societal Change in Jordan?, Marina Qutab, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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“It’s Not Important for You to Speak:” The Perception of Purity and Its Power Over Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Health, Margot Radding, Carleton College

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Exploration of the State of Mental Healthcare Services for Youth in Nairobi, Rashiidah Richardson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Food for Thought: Perceptions of Food Access and Heathful Eating in The Masxha Community, Hannah Richason, Indiana University

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Evaluating a Squirrel Monkey Troop in Natural Rehabilitation: An Assessment of Population and Behavior of Saimiri sciureus in Preparation for Relocation from Sumak Allpa to Yasuní National Park, Bria Riggs, Bates College

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Enough: Narratives of Migration on a Small-Farm in SidiBouafif, Steven Ring, Kenyon College

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EL ROL DE LOS SERVICIOS SOCIALES EN EL ACOMPAÑAMIENTO DE MUJERES DURANTE EL PROCESO DE INTERRUPCIÓN LEGAL DEL EMBARAZO EN UN HOSPITAL PÚBLICO EN LA PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES / THE ROLE OF SOCIAL SERVICES IN THE ACCOMPANIMENT OF WOMEN DURING THE PROCESS OF LEGALLY TERMINATING A PREGNANCY IN A PUBLIC HOSPITAL IN THE PROVINCE OF BUENOS AIRES, Judy Rivière, Duke University

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Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) conservation: juvenile behavior and diet at a nest near Pijibasal, Darien, Hannah Rodgers, Oberlin College