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.

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Submissions from 2004

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Residential housing programming for international students : a focus upon intercultural sensitvity and cross-cultural understanding, Leanne Kovitch

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Cultural negotiations in the field of international relations : an exploration of the roles that various aspects of culture play in foreign policy making and international relations between the United States and the European Union, Joze Kralj

Cultural negotiations in the field of international relations : an exploration of the roles that various aspects of culture play in foreign policy making and international relations between the United States and the European Union, Joze Kralj

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Workplace values in non-profit versus for-profit organizations, Martin Reid Krug

Workplace values in non-profit versus for-profit organizations, Martin Reid Krug

What is the impact of the "War on Terror" on undocumented Mexican workers in Southeast Michigan?, Jessica A. LaBumbard

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What is the impact of the "War on Terror" on undocumented Mexican workers in Southeast Michigan?, Jessica A. LaBumbard

Business as educator : an exploratory study of the effectiveness of socially responsible businesses' education campaigns, Jennifer Ann Langenbach

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Business as educator : an exploratory study of the effectiveness of socially responsible businesses' education campaigns, Jennifer Ann Langenbach

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Understanding senior citizens and the multicultural dynamics in Atlanta public housing, Lindsey Algie Lingenfelter

Understanding senior citizens and the multicultural dynamics in Atlanta public housing, Lindsey Algie Lingenfelter

Creating hope : social change through mindfulness : a phenomenological study on being mindful in outreach with at-risk youth, Susannah H. Linn

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Creating hope : social change through mindfulness : a phenomenological study on being mindful in outreach with at-risk youth, Susannah H. Linn

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Effectiveness of international activists undertaking nonviolent interventions in Palestine and Israel, Sara Dubois Longsmith

Intercultural Communication in Context: Theory and Practice in the Overseas Classroom, John Lucas

Intercultural Communication in Context: Theory and Practice in the Overseas Classroom, John Lucas

If Rituals Go Wrong: Understanding the Female Somali Refugee Experience in Health Clinics in Portland, Oregon, Kari Lyons

If Rituals Go Wrong: Understanding the Female Somali Refugee Experience in Health Clinics in Portland, Oregon, Kari Lyons

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Preventing violence at Lowell Middle School : strategies towards peace, Raveena Manhas

Preventing violence at Lowell Middle School : strategies towards peace, Raveena Manhas

Cultural factors in recruitment and selection of personnel : a comparative study of Brazil and the US, Adonis Mariano Matos de Mello

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Cultural factors in recruitment and selection of personnel : a comparative study of Brazil and the US, Adonis Mariano Matos de Mello

The Journey and Process of Poverty Alleviation in Peru: A Look at How the “Roundtables for the Fight against Poverty” Work to Cultivate Collaboration between the Government and Civil Society, Rena Marie Meyers

The Journey and Process of Poverty Alleviation in Peru: A Look at How the “Roundtables for the Fight against Poverty” Work to Cultivate Collaboration between the Government and Civil Society, Rena Marie Meyers

Culturally Specific HIV/AIDS Education Programs, Kristina Michelle Moffitt

Culturally Specific HIV/AIDS Education Programs, Kristina Michelle Moffitt

The Indispensable yet Misunderstood CAGE Animateur: What’s Wrong with Some International Sustainable Development Projects in Girls’ Education and how they can be Improved, Amy Sara Morros

The Indispensable yet Misunderstood CAGE Animateur: What’s Wrong with Some International Sustainable Development Projects in Girls’ Education and how they can be Improved, Amy Sara Morros

A community healing intervention for Afghan women of Salt Lake City : a study of the Community Resiliency and Family Teaching (CRAFT) Project, Mollie M. Murphy Dale

Fargo on fire? : an ethnographic study of the Sudanese Community Fellowship Church of Fargo, North Dakota, Aryca Myers

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Fargo on fire? : an ethnographic study of the Sudanese Community Fellowship Church of Fargo, North Dakota, Aryca Myers

The journey and process of poverty alleviation in Peru : a look at how the "Roundtables for the Fight Against Poverty" work to cultivate collaboration between the government and civil society, Rena Marie Myers

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The journey and process of poverty alleviation in Peru : a look at how the "Roundtables for the Fight Against Poverty" work to cultivate collaboration between the government and civil society, Rena Marie Myers

Water : public trust or market commodity? : The role of the Public Trust Doctrine in protecting and restoring our water resources, Kevin Bryan Natapow

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Water : public trust or market commodity? : The role of the Public Trust Doctrine in protecting and restoring our water resources, Kevin Bryan Natapow

Indigenous People’s Responses to Environmental Injustices and Degradation: A Case Study of the Ogiek Community of Kenya, Judith Akinyi Obiero

Indigenous People’s Responses to Environmental Injustices and Degradation: A Case Study of the Ogiek Community of Kenya, Judith Akinyi Obiero

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How can a long-term residential treatment program for emotionally disturbed children in a mostly white community better serve its Hispanic clients and their families? : a preliminary inquiry at one small residence in Western Massachusetts, Christopher W. O'Connell

How can a long-term residential treatment program for emotionally disturbed children in a mostly white community better serve its Hispanic clients and their families? : a preliminary inquiry at one small residence in Western Massachusetts, Christopher W. O'Connell

The impact of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) on the Pakistani community in the United States, Chanmun Om

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The impact of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) on the Pakistani community in the United States, Chanmun Om

Localization of international NGOs in the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Takehiro Ono

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Localization of international NGOs in the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Takehiro Ono

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The Brattleboro Area Peace and Justice Group as a grassroots social change organization, Kris Parker

The Brattleboro Area Peace and Justice Group as a grassroots social change organization, Kris Parker

Today's Youth -- Tomorrow's Future : a youth program in Springfield, Massachusetts and its practice of the youth development approach, Mara Philips Shulman

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Today's Youth -- Tomorrow's Future : a youth program in Springfield, Massachusetts and its practice of the youth development approach, Mara Philips Shulman

The Organic Certification Process: Is it Sustainable for Small Producers in Developing Countries? A Case Study of ForesTrade Inc., Mary L. Porter

In creation with nature : building in Tlholego Eco-Village South Africa, Lynette Price

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In creation with nature : building in Tlholego Eco-Village South Africa, Lynette Price

World Vision Mongolia’s Poverty Alleviation Program in Nalaikh, Mongolia, Baasankhuu Purev

World Vision Mongolia’s Poverty Alleviation Program in Nalaikh, Mongolia, Baasankhuu Purev

Gender And Information-And-Communication Technologies (ICTS) In Development Policy-Making – A Case Of The World Summit On The Information Society, Manisha Rajadhyaksha

Gender And Information-And-Communication Technologies (ICTS) In Development Policy-Making – A Case Of The World Summit On The Information Society, Manisha Rajadhyaksha

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Acceptance vs. isolation : community perceptions of migrant workers' participating in the Seasonal Agricultural Worker's Program in Exeter, Ontario, Canada, Stacey D. Reid

Acceptance vs. isolation : community perceptions of migrant workers' participating in the Seasonal Agricultural Worker's Program in Exeter, Ontario, Canada, Stacey D. Reid

Study abroad for non-traditional adults : Community of Hope pilot project, Lisa Gail Rucker

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Study abroad for non-traditional adults : Community of Hope pilot project, Lisa Gail Rucker

How the international programs office can best support internationalization at Arizona State University, Caroline Mary Savalle

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How the international programs office can best support internationalization at Arizona State University, Caroline Mary Savalle

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The blue revolution, shrimp farming and unreasonable women : an analysis of ecofeminist resistance to a development scheme gone awry, Levy M. Schroeder

The blue revolution, shrimp farming and unreasonable women : an analysis of ecofeminist resistance to a development scheme gone awry, Levy M. Schroeder

Educator's experience with the New Curriculum in South Africa, Jill Schurr

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Educator's experience with the New Curriculum in South Africa, Jill Schurr

Russian, Ukrainian: What’s Going On?, Eden Sell

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Russian, Ukrainian: What’s Going On?, Eden Sell

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Key strategies in developing a social and environmental mission for an indigenous art import business, Stephen G. Sheldon

Key strategies in developing a social and environmental mission for an indigenous art import business, Stephen G. Sheldon

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Measuring social capital and its effect on community development projects in Ukraine, James W. Smiley

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The future of farmers in El Salvador in the face of the Free Trade Agreement between Central America and the United States, Sherry Diane Stanley

Journeys through the SIT culture : the experience of five international students who studied at the School for International Training, Mariana Palade Syrotiak

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Journeys through the SIT culture : the experience of five international students who studied at the School for International Training, Mariana Palade Syrotiak

The persistence of world hunger : an examination of USAID efforts, Sara Taylor

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The persistence of world hunger : an examination of USAID efforts, Sara Taylor

The advocacy controversy in medical interpreting : different views on the professional role of interpreters, Paula Tessier

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The advocacy controversy in medical interpreting : different views on the professional role of interpreters, Paula Tessier

The program of mutual interests : a search for new concepts of international education in the context of globalization, Olga Trofymenko

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The program of mutual interests : a search for new concepts of international education in the context of globalization, Olga Trofymenko

The Cycle of Violence and the Cycle of Reconciliation in Kosova, Leonora Visoka

The Cycle of Violence and the Cycle of Reconciliation in Kosova, Leonora Visoka

Aid Dependency, Resource Generation, and Mobilization in the Global South: A Pilot Study on Kenyan NGOs, Eunice M. Wahome

Aid Dependency, Resource Generation, and Mobilization in the Global South: A Pilot Study on Kenyan NGOs, Eunice M. Wahome

Creating a space for farmers' participation in decision-making : a case study of the role of the World Education Network, Markus Handoko Widagdo

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Creating a space for farmers' participation in decision-making : a case study of the role of the World Education Network, Markus Handoko Widagdo

Japanese gaman or perseverance in an educational setting, Hilary Stuart Wimsatt

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Japanese gaman or perseverance in an educational setting, Hilary Stuart Wimsatt

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An exploration into social identity development of people living with HIV and AIDS in South Africa, Ja Dawn J. Wright

An exploration into social identity development of people living with HIV and AIDS in South Africa, Ja Dawn J. Wright

Submissions from 2003

Job satisfaction of service providers (doctors and paramedics) in selected NGO clinics in Bangladesh, Shamsun Nahar Ahmed

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Job satisfaction of service providers (doctors and paramedics) in selected NGO clinics in Bangladesh, Shamsun Nahar Ahmed

Chinese/Taiwanese female civil servants : their conflict negotiation strategies & cooperative game theory, Suzan Porter Babcock

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A look at credit unions in the United Sates through the International Credit Union Operating Principles, Vreonica J. Ballass

A look at credit unions in the United Sates through the International Credit Union Operating Principles, Vreonica J. Ballass

Saudi Student Needs in Rural Montana, Elizabeth A. Ballinger

Saudi Student Needs in Rural Montana, Elizabeth A. Ballinger

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Post September 11 : college international student offices, management plans, and student support in a time of crisis, Karen M. Bauer

Post September 11 : college international student offices, management plans, and student support in a time of crisis, Karen M. Bauer

Impact of Poverty Alleviation Project: The Case of Claudino Faro, Adelino Boa Morte

Impact of Poverty Alleviation Project: The Case of Claudino Faro, Adelino Boa Morte

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A comparative study of Land Negotiation Tables as a participatory approach for land conflict resolution in the post-conflict society of Guatemala, Bettina Borggraefe