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Degree Name

MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management

First Advisor

Ryland White

Second Advisor

Mokhtar Bouba


This Course-Linked Capstone in Training focuses on intercultural competency development, both of the practitioner’s own life journey and through the lens of study abroad, highlighting a Case Study with SIT Study Abroad in Morocco. This Capstone weaves together theory and practice of intercultural competence, experiential learning, social justice training, and study abroad. The practitioner’s self-analysis includes reflection of her Practicum time, as well as a timeline of her intercultural competency development, including growth areas in five categories: knowledge, skills, attitudes, awareness and language. This Capstone also reflects the journey of the practitioner’s growth as a social justice trainer and experiential educator throughout her time at SIT Graduate Institute. The Case Study offers data from a needs assessment of intercultural competency development from the perspective of all stakeholders involved in the study abroad process: students, program staff and host families. This analysis offers program suggestions and training ideas for SIT Study Abroad to be implemented in Morocco. The core research question was: how can SIT Study Abroad in Morocco & the Center for Cross Cultural Learning (CCCL) connect the three major stakeholders of the study abroad experience to co-create increased intentional intercultural competency development for study abroad students, faculty and host families? Enjoy learning about the personal and organizational developmental stories of intercultural competency development of Study Abroad, through the eyes of a social justice trainer!


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication | Higher Education | Human Geography | International and Comparative Education | International and Intercultural Communication | Interpersonal and Small Group Communication | Tourism and Travel


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