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Submissions from 2002

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Institute for International Sport : an empowerment approach, Katie Gilbertson

Institute for International Sport : an empowerment approach, Katie Gilbertson

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

Violent images in a fragile place, Peter S. May

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How to Fulbright scholars measure mutual understanding?, Tracy Morrison

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southeast Asian women, migration, and HIV vulnerability, Angelika Siaw

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Southeast Asian women, migration, and HIV vulnerability, Angelika Siaw

Adjustment challenges in Thai students' lives while doing graduate study in the United States of America, Sojirat Singholka

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Adjustment challenges in Thai students' lives while doing graduate study in the United States of America, Sojirat Singholka

A Case Study of Organizational Communication in a Multicultural US Corporation and Its Effect on the Bottom Line, Lori Sloate

A Case Study of Organizational Communication in a Multicultural US Corporation and Its Effect on the Bottom Line, Lori Sloate

Guatemalan teacher empowerment : reaching further than the classroom, Matthew Solomon

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Guatemalan teacher empowerment : reaching further than the classroom, Matthew Solomon

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The impact of culture on management practices : a comparative study of Brazil and Argentina, Joia Fontenele Souza

The impact of culture on management practices : a comparative study of Brazil and Argentina, Joia Fontenele Souza

Gender sensitivity and PROSHIKA, Jashim Uddin

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Gender sensitivity and PROSHIKA, Jashim Uddin

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Women and war : women as participants in guerrilla struggles, a case study of a female combatant in the Guerrilla Forces of the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity (URNG), Amy L. Vozel

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Impacts on participants of an island study abroad program in London, England, Paige M. Weting

Impacts on participants of an island study abroad program in London, England, Paige M. Weting

Submissions from 2001

“Disadvantaged” Youth in AmeriCorps: Building the Ethic of Service, Kiarash Afcari

“Disadvantaged” Youth in AmeriCorps: Building the Ethic of Service, Kiarash Afcari

Study Abroad and Education Majors: A Vital Connection, Mary Lynn Allen

Study Abroad and Education Majors: A Vital Connection, Mary Lynn Allen

School for International Training Global Partnership: Assessment of the Performance of Legal Aid Clinics of BRAC: An In-Depth Look, Kamrul Aman

School for International Training Global Partnership: Assessment of the Performance of Legal Aid Clinics of BRAC: An In-Depth Look, Kamrul Aman

How to Keep Your Immigrant Employees? The Case of the Russian-Speaking Immigrants at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Vasyl Y. Ananyev

How to Keep Your Immigrant Employees? The Case of the Russian-Speaking Immigrants at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Vasyl Y. Ananyev

International Students and Internationalization: Interactions between International and U.S. Students at Duke University, Jessica Anduiza