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

Follow

Submissions from 2004

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

PDF

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

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

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

PDF

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

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

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

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

PDF

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

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

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

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

PDF

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

Submissions from 2003

PDF

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

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

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

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

PDF

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

PDF

Polish NGOs abroad : a case study of third sector diplomacy relationships, Julie Boudreaux

Polish NGOs abroad : a case study of third sector diplomacy relationships, Julie Boudreaux

International student participation trends in U.S. distance learning undergraduate degree programs, Sandra L. Brosious

PDF

International student participation trends in U.S. distance learning undergraduate degree programs, Sandra L. Brosious

Post-Conflict Social Recovery towards Sustainable Development and Lasting Peace: A Case Study of a Local Peace Initiative in North Maluku, Indonesia, Menchita O. Caramat

Post-Conflict Social Recovery towards Sustainable Development and Lasting Peace: A Case Study of a Local Peace Initiative in North Maluku, Indonesia, Menchita O. Caramat

Maya-Tseltal women : social change in a community development and empowerment process, Sandra Beatriz Castro

PDF

Maya-Tseltal women : social change in a community development and empowerment process, Sandra Beatriz Castro

PDF

A comparison study of faith-based and secular after-school programs, Steve Chaplain

A comparison study of faith-based and secular after-school programs, Steve Chaplain

Non-Governmental Organization Participation in the SA8000 Standard: The Challenges and Benefits of Southern Ngo Accreditation in the SA8000 System, Krisha Corbo

Non-Governmental Organization Participation in the SA8000 Standard: The Challenges and Benefits of Southern Ngo Accreditation in the SA8000 System, Krisha Corbo

PDF

The impact of Programming for Impact : a study on evaluation methods and the RSVP Program, Heather Lynn Curtin

The impact of Programming for Impact : a study on evaluation methods and the RSVP Program, Heather Lynn Curtin

Cross-cultural communication, Arther Desomoeur

PDF

Cross-cultural communication, Arther Desomoeur

Capacity building of grassroots organizations, M. Devadhason

PDF

Capacity building of grassroots organizations, M. Devadhason

Third country resettlement : an evaluation of the International Rescue Committee Refugee Resettlement Program in the Salt Lake City area, Craig Patrick Dixon

PDF

Third country resettlement : an evaluation of the International Rescue Committee Refugee Resettlement Program in the Salt Lake City area, Craig Patrick Dixon

A post-colonial theoretical perspective : the case of Belize, Jacqueline Dragone

PDF

A post-colonial theoretical perspective : the case of Belize, Jacqueline Dragone

Fundraising after a Calamity: How Non-Profit Organizations Deal with a Post-Tragedy Scenario, Sherry Dutton

Fundraising after a Calamity: How Non-Profit Organizations Deal with a Post-Tragedy Scenario, Sherry Dutton

An overview of the microfinance sector and its role in development, Herbert Pasipanodya Dzapata

PDF

An overview of the microfinance sector and its role in development, Herbert Pasipanodya Dzapata

Youth and Social Change: Using Facilitative Leadership Practices for Youth Empowerment, Scott Enebo

PDF

Does experience speak? : a study of the perceptions and actions of select expatriate English teachers with three months to seven years experience in Japan within the classroom culture of Japanese students studying English, Matthew Eng

Does experience speak? : a study of the perceptions and actions of select expatriate English teachers with three months to seven years experience in Japan within the classroom culture of Japanese students studying English, Matthew Eng

Project Stakeholder Input for Successful Monitoring & Evaluation Systems: A Guatemala Case Study, Bethany Esch

PDF

A comparative analysis of domestic violence services for refugee women living in California, Melisa Esposti

A comparative analysis of domestic violence services for refugee women living in California, Melisa Esposti

International Development Training Design: Does Culture Count?, Joanna Flagler

International Development Training Design: Does Culture Count?, Joanna Flagler

Community Supported…Anything: Applying Concepts and Practices of Community Supported Agriculture to a Variety of Products in Vermont, Gregory Hellmann Flatt

Community Supported…Anything: Applying Concepts and Practices of Community Supported Agriculture to a Variety of Products in Vermont, Gregory Hellmann Flatt

PDF

The impact of a cross-cultural service learning program on the host communities of central Ecuador, Amy E. Fox

The impact of a cross-cultural service learning program on the host communities of central Ecuador, Amy E. Fox

“Who Feels It Knows It”: Grenadian Small Farmers’ Perspectives on Neo-Liberal Development, Sharon Gralnick

“Who Feels It Knows It”: Grenadian Small Farmers’ Perspectives on Neo-Liberal Development, Sharon Gralnick

PDF

Student perceptions of the benefits of service-learning and study abroad opportunities in Australia and New Zealand, Kristi S. Hanratty

Student perceptions of the benefits of service-learning and study abroad opportunities in Australia and New Zealand, Kristi S. Hanratty

Assessing the self-esteem outcome of work done by Peace Corps volunteers working with youth in Ecuador, Wendy Hason

PDF

Assessing the self-esteem outcome of work done by Peace Corps volunteers working with youth in Ecuador, Wendy Hason

PDF

How can CSA farmers in Vermont effectively incorporate low-income members of the community?, Cynthia M. Hellman