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 2002

Proper management of an AIDS service organization in Zimbabwe : making caring for carers a priority, Chiara Bistarelli

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Proper management of an AIDS service organization in Zimbabwe : making caring for carers a priority, Chiara Bistarelli

Extranjera artists as catalysts for social change : Chiapas, Mexico, Amy Dickinson Broberg

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Extranjera artists as catalysts for social change : Chiapas, Mexico, Amy Dickinson Broberg

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Internationalizing curriculum in rural Wisconsin : challenges and strengths, Denise Buckbee

Internationalizing curriculum in rural Wisconsin : challenges and strengths, Denise Buckbee

International service-learning and community involvement for U.S. institutions of higher education, Denise Cope

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International service-learning and community involvement for U.S. institutions of higher education, Denise Cope

The relationship between the unresolved grief of five adolescents at the Academy at Swift River and their internationally mobile lifestyles, Kim Davidson

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The relationship between the unresolved grief of five adolescents at the Academy at Swift River and their internationally mobile lifestyles, Kim Davidson

Botswana and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Chele DeGruccio

Botswana and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Chele DeGruccio

Root Causes of Negative Attitudes Formed by Expatriate English Instructors toward their Japanese Managers and How Relationships between the Two Might Be Improved, Joseph Robert Donaldson

Root Causes of Negative Attitudes Formed by Expatriate English Instructors toward their Japanese Managers and How Relationships between the Two Might Be Improved, Joseph Robert Donaldson

A just workplace and living wage for the lowest paid staff of Catholic Relief Services/Cameroon, Samantha Ellis

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A just workplace and living wage for the lowest paid staff of Catholic Relief Services/Cameroon, Samantha Ellis

The Impact of International Service on the Personal Development of Participants of the Operation Crossroads Africa Seven-Week Program, Paul Fairbanks

The Impact of International Service on the Personal Development of Participants of the Operation Crossroads Africa Seven-Week Program, Paul Fairbanks

Professional development abroad at Red Rocks Community College, Elizabeth S. Fanton

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Professional development abroad at Red Rocks Community College, Elizabeth S. Fanton

Can Arable Land Be Increased and Sustained in the Highlands of South Arabia through the Rehabilitation of Abandoned Agricultural Terraces?: A Yemen Case Study, Kyle Foster

Can Arable Land Be Increased and Sustained in the Highlands of South Arabia through the Rehabilitation of Abandoned Agricultural Terraces?: A Yemen Case Study, Kyle Foster

Attitude toward German Prisoner of War Camps in America, Leston M.J. Freeman

Attitude toward German Prisoner of War Camps in America, Leston M.J. Freeman

Institute for International Sport : an empowerment approach, Katie Gilbertson

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Institute for International Sport : an empowerment approach, Katie Gilbertson

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Polly-Shomaj : problems in mobilizing public local resources and overcoming steps, an in-depth look, Md. Hamiduzzaman

Polly-Shomaj : problems in mobilizing public local resources and overcoming steps, an in-depth look, Md. Hamiduzzaman

An Evaluation of NGO-Government Relationships in Bangladesh, M. Mossaber Hossain

An Evaluation of NGO-Government Relationships in Bangladesh, M. Mossaber Hossain

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Simulations : more than just a game?, Catherine A, Huber

Simulations : more than just a game?, Catherine A, Huber

Let’s! Tokyo A Look at Western Expatriate Success and Post-Arrival Trainings in Tokyo, Meriah Hudson

Let’s! Tokyo A Look at Western Expatriate Success and Post-Arrival Trainings in Tokyo, Meriah Hudson

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The cultural adjustment process of Bosnian refugees, Sharon Alice Kennedy

The cultural adjustment process of Bosnian refugees, Sharon Alice Kennedy

The Creation of Hybrid Delivery Courses at the School for International Training: A Case Study of the Organizational Management Intensive Residence and Online Courses, Laura C. Klimpel

The Creation of Hybrid Delivery Courses at the School for International Training: A Case Study of the Organizational Management Intensive Residence and Online Courses, Laura C. Klimpel

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The impact of culture on the Art & Soul experience : expressive arts in a multicultural environment, Susan Kohm

The impact of culture on the Art & Soul experience : expressive arts in a multicultural environment, Susan Kohm

Deaf Advocacy: Increasing Accessibility at Arts Venues in Brattleboro, Vermont, Susan Kyle

Deaf Advocacy: Increasing Accessibility at Arts Venues in Brattleboro, Vermont, Susan Kyle

Temporary Land Retirement as an Agri-Environmental Policy Tool, Cara Laubach

Temporary Land Retirement as an Agri-Environmental Policy Tool, Cara Laubach

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Host culture perception of a study abroad program and its impact on the community, Julie Levy

Host culture perception of a study abroad program and its impact on the community, Julie Levy

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The role of Armenian women as peacebuilders since the end of the Soviet era, Cloe Liparini

The role of Armenian women as peacebuilders since the end of the Soviet era, Cloe Liparini

The role of non-governmental organizations in the election-monitoring process, Soraja Lofstrom

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The role of non-governmental organizations in the election-monitoring process, Soraja Lofstrom

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How to gain entry into the DC Latino community : a gap analysis of the cultural styles of the National Chapter of the American Red Cross and the DC Latino community, Laura Louise Luce

How to gain entry into the DC Latino community : a gap analysis of the cultural styles of the National Chapter of the American Red Cross and the DC Latino community, Laura Louise Luce

Race, gender and the African American women's study abroad experience in Spain, Khadijah Luqman

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Race, gender and the African American women's study abroad experience in Spain, Khadijah Luqman

The new Spanish-speaking workforce : employers' experiences in Memphis, Shelby Howell Mallory

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The new Spanish-speaking workforce : employers' experiences in Memphis, Shelby Howell Mallory

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Violent images in a fragile place, Peter S. May

Violent images in a fragile place, Peter S. May

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African-American leadership in the Episcopal diocese of western North Carolina, Sarah Toy McArdle

African-American leadership in the Episcopal diocese of western North Carolina, Sarah Toy McArdle

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Exploring the impact of international faculty development seminars on teaching, Tjede Merlini McVey

Exploring the impact of international faculty development seminars on teaching, Tjede Merlini McVey

A situation analysis of orphanages & residential institutions for the developmentally disabled community in Armenia, Nicholas McVoy

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A situation analysis of orphanages & residential institutions for the developmentally disabled community in Armenia, Nicholas McVoy

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The Al-Aqsa Intifada : the implications for the Oslo peace process and grassroots peace-building intervention, Danielle Helene Meshorer

The Al-Aqsa Intifada : the implications for the Oslo peace process and grassroots peace-building intervention, Danielle Helene Meshorer

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Study abroad and development : the effect of U.S. study abroad programs on participants' development perspectives, Kimberly M. Miller

Study abroad and development : the effect of U.S. study abroad programs on participants' development perspectives, Kimberly M. Miller

How to Fulbright scholars measure mutual understanding?, Tracy Morrison

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How to Fulbright scholars measure mutual understanding?, Tracy Morrison

Climate change policymaking in Romania : where to begin?, Krista Muddle

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Climate change policymaking in Romania : where to begin?, Krista Muddle

Good intentions for Grafenhainichen : cross-cultural training for youth, Robin S. Mueller

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Good intentions for Grafenhainichen : cross-cultural training for youth, Robin S. Mueller

Values and beliefs of Romanian NGO staff as compared to values and beliefs they attribute to Americans, Pamela Jean Niesl

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Values and beliefs of Romanian NGO staff as compared to values and beliefs they attribute to Americans, Pamela Jean Niesl

The dynamics and transformation of cultural difference between U.S. American and Japanese workers in the bicultural environment : how cultural orientation impacts on identity, Yasue Nishinaka

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The dynamics and transformation of cultural difference between U.S. American and Japanese workers in the bicultural environment : how cultural orientation impacts on identity, Yasue Nishinaka

Factors influencing University of North Dakota students not to study abroad, Daniel T. O'Brien

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Factors influencing University of North Dakota students not to study abroad, Daniel T. O'Brien

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Micro-finance in Kenya : is micro-finance in Kenya a tool for social change?, Joyce Omondi

Micro-finance in Kenya : is micro-finance in Kenya a tool for social change?, Joyce Omondi

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Using the experiential learning cyle in the context of international adoption, Rachel Payne

Using the experiential learning cyle in the context of international adoption, Rachel Payne

Working with the Enemy: When Members of a Staff Were Once on Opposite Sides of a War, what Tools can the Manager Employ to Diminish Animosity and Create an Effective Work Environment?, Patricia Persad

Working with the Enemy: When Members of a Staff Were Once on Opposite Sides of a War, what Tools can the Manager Employ to Diminish Animosity and Create an Effective Work Environment?, Patricia Persad

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Working children unite : measuring the effects of Bhima Sangha through the eyes of its child members, Eli Pollard

Working children unite : measuring the effects of Bhima Sangha through the eyes of its child members, Eli Pollard

The Future of Karen Education after Repatriation: (A Burmese Ethnic Minority’s Hope for Education after Repatriation), Kelle Marin Rivers

The Future of Karen Education after Repatriation: (A Burmese Ethnic Minority’s Hope for Education after Repatriation), Kelle Marin Rivers

The significance of storytelling in primary schools in Cambodia : setting goals for the next five-year plan, Kamakura Sachiko

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The significance of storytelling in primary schools in Cambodia : setting goals for the next five-year plan, Kamakura Sachiko

Gender In Development – How Peace Corps Incorporates Gender into its Planning Process for Project Identification in West Africa., Idrissa Sall

Gender In Development – How Peace Corps Incorporates Gender into its Planning Process for Project Identification in West Africa., Idrissa Sall

YouthBuild participants and international service-learning : PILLARS, the Program for International Leadership, Learning, Action, Reflection and Service, Eric Scott

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YouthBuild participants and international service-learning : PILLARS, the Program for International Leadership, Learning, Action, Reflection and Service, Eric Scott

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A Truth and Reconciliation Committee for Rwanda, Joseph K. Sebarenzi

A Truth and Reconciliation Committee for Rwanda, Joseph K. Sebarenzi

Impact of Micro-Hydro-Power Projects on the Lives of the Rural Communities in Chitral, Pakistan, Noor Shahidin

Impact of Micro-Hydro-Power Projects on the Lives of the Rural Communities in Chitral, Pakistan, Noor Shahidin