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.

The full-text of papers written before July 2011 is limited to World Learning/SIT faculty, staff, students, and alumni. If you are not affiliated with World Learning and want access to these papers contact your local library and ask about requesting the hard copy on interlibrary loan. Papers written after July 2011 are all available full-text online with no restrictions

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Submissions from 2019

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Rebuilding Resilience of Rural Community Dwellers in Liberia Post-War: Case Study of Nimba County in Liberia, Richard D. Agbaje

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Political activists or violent fans? Understanding the Moroccan Ultras perspective through social media discourse analysis, Mamer Alomari

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Robotics in Japan: A Program Design for The Experiment in International Living, Allison Barnes

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Evangelicalism and Peace and Conflict Studies: A Wheaton College Case Study, Sophia Bouwsma

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Learning Freedom: A Journey in Training, Nick Brzezinski

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Transition Towns and the Transition Model: An Investigation into the Movement's Use of Strategic Planning, Richard Burbridge

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Puzzling together: Avenues for applying motivational interviewing to the transformation of intractable, intergroup conflict (U.S. context)., Brian Chevalier

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Making a Diplomat: Study Abroad Pathways to International Relations Occupations, Anthony E. Ciero

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Community Forest in Liberia: The Interface between Sustainable Charcoal Production and Deforestation, Amavie Clement

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The River is Flooded by Tributaries: Incorporating ways of knowing in online pedagogy, Julie DeBenedictis

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Rwanda community ownership of conflict transformation mechanisms after the 1994 genocide against Tutsi, Betty Dusenge

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A Case Study on the Conduct of a Nonviolence National Campaign for Political & Social Change in Sudan in 2020, Abdou Edris

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Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence: A Case Study of Travis and Williamson Counties in Texas, Alyssa Edwards

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My Photo, My Voice: Reducing Self-Stigma of Felons & Drug Addicts through the use of Storytelling and Photographs, Jordan Ferrick

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Creating Global Citizens Through Returnee Programming, Kristen Foos

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ACCENT MODIFICATION PROGRAM: A PROGRAM FOR FOREIGN-BORN EMPLOYEES AT ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL, Lisa Gaddy

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Radical Empathy and Community Empowerment in Practice: International Student Retention at SUNY Plattsburgh, Courtney Gehen

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HOW TO ATTRACT YOUNG ADULTS TO AMERICORPS SERVICE, Rachel Goldstein

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The Short-Term Youth Exchange Program, Kristia Grandison

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Dual-Power and Direct Democracy in Fiji: An Analysis of the iTaukei Administration, Glenn Hall

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Reimagining the College as a Safe Haven: The Marlboro Community Asylum Seekers Project, Emma Huse

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Engagement of Faith-based Organizations (FBOs) and religious leaders with the World Bank Group to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, Syed Asher Imam

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Beyond the Buzzwords: A Framework of Inclusive Excellence for Leader Hiring and Training at The Experiment in International Living, Chelsea Johnson

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The If Men Project – The Design and Implementation of a Healthy Masculinity Curriculum for Young Men, Scott Kaltenbaugh

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Elements of Successful Education Abroad Programs for STEM and Vocational Students: Lessons from the University of Wisconsin – Stout, Polytechnic, Amy Kelley

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Japan: Universal Design and Innovation, Lindsay Kravit

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Improving Access to Clean Water in Rural Ecuador: The Connection Between Willingness to Pay and Population Health, Micalea Leaska

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Elevating the Experience: Reimagining a U.S. Conservation Nonprofit's International Volunteer Program through the Exploration of Past Volunteers' Perspectives, Hyunhee Lee

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Criar y Dejarse Criar: Trans-Situ Crop Conservation and Indigenous Landscape Management through a Network of Global Food Neighborhoods, Cass Madden

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Decoupling Trauma and Criminal Behavior Through Restorative Reentry Programs and Their COSAs, Florence S. Mahoney

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Youth’s Decent Employment in Guinea: Enabling Factors and a Holistic Approach, Sekou Mansare SM

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Organization-Based Disability Access: A YMCA Childcare Center Case Study, Katherine Mowrer

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Exploring Community Through Service in Cape Coast, Ghana: A Faculty Led Program, Rose Nelson

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Peacebuilding And Community Development, A Civic Engagement Program For Vietnamese Undergraduate Students In Cambodia, Thuy Nguyen

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Social Innovation Abroad: Service-Learning Program at Magga Foundation, Thazin Nyein Kyaw

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Facilitating Social Change: Bridging Participatory Methodology with Training Design to Support Equitable Community Development in Kent, Washington. A Journey of Learning and Development., Folake Oyegbola

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Colonialism, Postcolonialism, and the Drive for Social Justice: A Historical Analysis of Identity Based Conflicts in the First Republic of Liberia, Daniel Parkins

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Language Matters: What are the Primary School Teachers' Perspectives and Lived Experiences of Burundi's Language Policy?, Leah Passauer

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Meeting the Training Needs of Des Moines-Area Adult ESL Teachers, Elyse Pate

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Music as a Cultural Gateway: A Short-Term Folk Music Program in Albania, Catherine Pierattini

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You Can't Teach Global Engagement: Solving the Dilemma of How to Integrate Academic and Cultural Learning Objectives Within a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program, Michele Raphoon

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The Okanogan Highlands: A Case Study on Economic Access, Food Security, and Local Development, Sarah Reaveley

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AFGHAN STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES AND CULTURAL ADJUSTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES, Ayesha Sabri

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Critical Embodied Praxis for Social Justice and Peace Educators: a story of personal transformation through analysis of my Jewish and settler identities, Cara Michelle Silverberg

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The Changes of Financial Stability and Quality of Life of Cambodian Immigrants and Refugees as a Result of their Participation in a First-Time Homebuyer Program in Lowell, Keanhuy Sour

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Factors in Refugee Resilience Building during Humanitarian Response, Rachel Starner

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Breaking with Silence: Using a Music Classroom to Empower and Engage, Ashley Storrow

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Are Widows in Southern Cameroon Marginalized After the Death of their Husbands?, Constance Tamon

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TOWARDS PREVENTING VIOLENT EXTREMISM: Challenging Extremist Recruitment Narratives Through Youth-To-Youth Oral Storytelling In Iraq, Fadia Thabet

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Using Principles of Inclusion and Sustainability for Designing and Facilitating Inclusive and Sustainable Development Workshops, Sai Aung Thein

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The Value of Mentorship Opportunities: The International Student Mentorship Program, Andrew Toledo

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Internationalization through Study Abroad at Miami University: A Look at Access, Inclusion and Quality, Kelsey Toyoda

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Siena College Summer Institute: A program design for a short-term program for students from Siena's international exchange universities., Angelique Turman Corchado

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Intercultural Communication in International Student Advisor-Advisee Relationships, Stacy Woodward

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What Is Accountability? Conceptions and Challenges of Accountability in White Anti-Racism Organizing, Kathryn Wooldridge

Submissions from 2018

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Towards An Agreed Definition Of Sustainability: Exploring The Concept Of Sustainability In Amherst, Massachusetts, Babatunde Ajao

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On Equal Footing? A study on how adult members of the Deaf and hard of hearing community (in the United States) perceive that the procurement, use, or absence of assistive technology has influenced their lives, Brad Andersen

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Facilitating Community Participation with Palestine Refugees: An Exploratory Study of UNRWA, Tiffany Rene Baccus

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The Violence in Baton Rouge, Christopher Bailey

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Values Driven Strategic Thinking and Planning in Federated Non-Profits, Michael Baker

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Expanding Access to Finance in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp: From Conceptualization to Implementation, Justin D. Bibee

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Radical Spaces of Possibility: One Teacher's Journey from Banking Education to Student-Driven Learning in a Middle School World Language Classroom, Linda Suzanne Brown

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The Implementation of the Extreme Visa Vetting Policy and its Effects on International Students and Scholars, Amelia Burke

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US Advocacy for Azerbaijani Press Freedom and Democracy, Danny Burns

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Coming to Voice: An Analysis of Social Justice and Transformative Learning Approaches in English Language Curriculum Design, Lucy Burriss

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Student Engagement Curriculum for the Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus, Michael Angelo Caban

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Engaging America: Unearthing the middle way in the conflict between liberals and conservatives, Noah Cadet

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Violence Exposure in Human Rights Defenders' Work, Marko Carrasco Lundgren

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Going Full Circle: Connecting Re-entry and Preparation for the Harlaxton Study Abroad Program, Kaylynn Carver

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Expectations of Teacher Trainers: To Inspire or Not To Inspire The Case of a Mozambican Institute, Francesca Cellini

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Bridge To Her Education (BTHERE): Black Girls and the School to Prison Pipeline, Otasha Clark

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Language and Personal Growth in Study Abroad, Cynthia Columbus

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Ecuador as an Academic Destination: Building a National Strategy, Silvia Donoso

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The African American Experience on Study Abroad: A Closer Look at the Student Perspective, Vanessa Doyle

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Training in the Digital Age: A Practitioner's Reflections on Incorporating Traditional Classroom Strategies into Remote Training, Mary Duggan

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Incorporating Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) into Study Abroad Courses: A Training Design, Michelle Esche

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Consumer Perceptions of Social Business Practices in South Korea and Thailand, Emily Gaynor

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SIT Graduate Institute: Moving SIT Towards a Model of Inclusive Excellence in Diversity, Steffen Glenn Gillom

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The Effectiveness of a Boys for Positive Change Program at Changing Attitudes and Behaviors toward Gender Equality, Bethany Grupp

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Engaging International Transfer Students at University of Washington Tacoma, Amber Hallberg

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Sustainability at SIT: a Look at the Past, a Plan for the Future, Taliesin Haugh

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Creating an Ecology of Hope: Nature-Based Training to Increase Compassion and Collaboration in Building Sustainable Communities, Charlotte Herz

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Building Community in Refugee Youth Mentoring Programs at Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion of Refugees, Shaina Holm

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Fake News, Political Narrative, & Social Media: A Structuration Approach, Adam M. Housh

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Legacies of War: How the Commercialization of Plastics in the United States Contribute to Cycles of Violence, Karis Johnston

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LeadOn Alliance: Empowering Alaska's Youth Through Inclusive Programming, Megan Juneau

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Student Teaching Cuenca: An Overseas Student Teaching Placement Program for Taylor University, Janae Knipp

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Intercultural Competency Development: A Case Study with SIT Study Abroad in Morocco, From a Trainers Lens, Amy Leap Miller

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From Theory to Curriculum: A Best Practices Model for a New International Student Cultural Acclimation Course, Denise Leinonen

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Integrating Student Development Theory into Education Abroad Advising, Amanda Lentz

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Community-led Development: Perspectives and Approaches of Four Member Organizations, Wubshet Loha

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Land As Power: Pathways for Closing the Gender Gap in Land Rights in India, Rachel Lubitz

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Hands-On with On-Site Students? Exploration of the Expanding Role of the Third-Party Provider Education Abroad Advisor, Emma Lynch

"RU Ready?" Academic Success Program for First-Year International Undergraduate Students from China at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Mary Ellen Maguire

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A Cappella Bridge: Towards a More Reciprocal Arts-Based Exchange, Daniel Malin

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Exploring the Influence of the African Diaspora in Spain: A Short-Term Program Design, Stephanie McCreary

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HBCUs Abroad: Design and Delivery of the First-Year Haiti Experience, Javonni S. McGlaurin

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The Experience of Transgender Students in Study Abroad Programming, Nicholas McIntyre

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Outlander Abroad, Megan Melbourne

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Development of a Monitoring and Impact Evaluation Plan A Case Study on the Refugee Services Program of Islamic Relief USA, Ahmad Tariq Momeni