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

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

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

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

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

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

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Gender sensitivity and PROSHIKA, Jashim Uddin

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

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

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NGO perceptions and attitudes toward donor assistance to the civil society sector in Bulgaria, Mila Arabajieva

NGO perceptions and attitudes toward donor assistance to the civil society sector in Bulgaria, Mila Arabajieva

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Immigrant settlement patterns in Northeastern Australia : past experiences and future interventions, Marialice Bonita Ariens

Immigrant settlement patterns in Northeastern Australia : past experiences and future interventions, Marialice Bonita Ariens

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Forgiveness : its role in the healing and reconciliation process between Eritrea and Ethiopia, Abeba Tesfagiorgis Baatai

Forgiveness : its role in the healing and reconciliation process between Eritrea and Ethiopia, Abeba Tesfagiorgis Baatai

Two Buttocks Cannot Avoid Friction: Supporting Cultural Projects from Outside: A Model for Interaction, Jocelyn Banyard

Two Buttocks Cannot Avoid Friction: Supporting Cultural Projects from Outside: A Model for Interaction, Jocelyn Banyard

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The case of Mercy Corps in Bosnia : lessons learned from a merger, Sibley A. Barnes

The case of Mercy Corps in Bosnia : lessons learned from a merger, Sibley A. Barnes

From campesinos to campuses : transforming education into action, Rebecca Bell

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From campesinos to campuses : transforming education into action, Rebecca Bell

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The process towards change : factors that influence personal development in study abroad participants, Douglas Bowman

The process towards change : factors that influence personal development in study abroad participants, Douglas Bowman

The Deconstruction of Deafness as a Disability, Debby Buchan

The Deconstruction of Deafness as a Disability, Debby Buchan

Village-based service delivery in Quinhagak, Alaska : a case study, Anthony Caole

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Village-based service delivery in Quinhagak, Alaska : a case study, Anthony Caole

Where There Is No Banker: Importing Foreign-born Grassroots Financial Service Models to the United States, Valerie Carey

Where There Is No Banker: Importing Foreign-born Grassroots Financial Service Models to the United States, Valerie Carey

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Employee retention : utilization of employee's international experience, Sterling Cassel

Employee retention : utilization of employee's international experience, Sterling Cassel

A Closer Look at the Well-being of International Field Staff, Paula V. Castillo

A Closer Look at the Well-being of International Field Staff, Paula V. Castillo

Managers’ Perceptions of the Globalization of Cendant Mobility and of the Development of the Global Mindset of its Employees, Natalie Chantigny

Managers’ Perceptions of the Globalization of Cendant Mobility and of the Development of the Global Mindset of its Employees, Natalie Chantigny

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Garnett Ridge Family Support Center: a case study in sustainability of university-community partnerships, Rebecca S. Cheney

Garnett Ridge Family Support Center: a case study in sustainability of university-community partnerships, Rebecca S. Cheney

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Determining training needs at the Peace Corps Training Center, Carlos A. Colombi

Determining training needs at the Peace Corps Training Center, Carlos A. Colombi

Corporate Constraints on Social Responsibility, Meghan L. Connolly

Corporate Constraints on Social Responsibility, Meghan L. Connolly

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A comparison of best practices in social entrepreneurship to microenterprise programs operating business enterprises, Jennifer Crandall

A comparison of best practices in social entrepreneurship to microenterprise programs operating business enterprises, Jennifer Crandall

A Latina Group-Lending Model, Gretchen L. Dhooge

A Latina Group-Lending Model, Gretchen L. Dhooge

Agricultural biotechnology in Burundi : opportunities and risks for small farmers, Souleymane Diallo

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Agricultural biotechnology in Burundi : opportunities and risks for small farmers, Souleymane Diallo

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Inner change translating into outer change within a meditation center, Daniel Dodd

Inner change translating into outer change within a meditation center, Daniel Dodd

Corporate “Guilt Money” and the Environment – Who Really Bears the Guilt?, Shawn Fitzgibbons

Corporate “Guilt Money” and the Environment – Who Really Bears the Guilt?, Shawn Fitzgibbons

Beyond contact : young people and dialogue in Northern Ireland, Maria French

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Beyond contact : young people and dialogue in Northern Ireland, Maria French

Examining the Maternal and Child Health Care Services in Rural Nepal, Kunchok Gyaltsen

Examining the Maternal and Child Health Care Services in Rural Nepal, Kunchok Gyaltsen

Vipassana meditation : its role in acculturation, Hye-sun Hong

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Vipassana meditation : its role in acculturation, Hye-sun Hong

Disability and Handicap Issues: Effectiveness of Training Support to Rehabilitation Workers of Community Development Organizations, Sazzad Hossain

Disability and Handicap Issues: Effectiveness of Training Support to Rehabilitation Workers of Community Development Organizations, Sazzad Hossain

United Nations Volunteer Program in Kosovo: UN-Professional?, Gordon Kindlon

United Nations Volunteer Program in Kosovo: UN-Professional?, Gordon Kindlon

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Organizational stages and conflict in the administration of Adult Basic Education in Windham County of Vermont, Paula Landers

Organizational stages and conflict in the administration of Adult Basic Education in Windham County of Vermont, Paula Landers

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Destination anywhere? : the relationship between racial identity attitudes and study abroad choices in students of African descent, Colleen P. Larson

The Intercultural Effectiveness of Bilingual Students, Bou Lim

The Intercultural Effectiveness of Bilingual Students, Bou Lim

Russian Entrepreneurs in the USA: Community Connections Program’s Effect on Social and Economic Values of the Participants, Igor Malanchuk

Russian Entrepreneurs in the USA: Community Connections Program’s Effect on Social and Economic Values of the Participants, Igor Malanchuk

An exploration of why consumers purchase eco-labeled products : a survey of coffee consumers in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, Niranjan Mal

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An exploration of why consumers purchase eco-labeled products : a survey of coffee consumers in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, Niranjan Mal

Mitigating the Risks: Issues in HIV Prevention Programs in At-Risk Areas in the Dominican Republic, John McCuen

Mitigating the Risks: Issues in HIV Prevention Programs in At-Risk Areas in the Dominican Republic, John McCuen

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Different approaches to group dialogue : an exploratory study of the inter-relatedness of analogous types of planned collective dialogue processes, Michael McKennett

Different approaches to group dialogue : an exploratory study of the inter-relatedness of analogous types of planned collective dialogue processes, Michael McKennett

Perceptions of Race in a Small Town: An Exploration of Ethnic-Relations in Brattleboro, Vermont, Robin Elizabeth Mitchell

Perceptions of Race in a Small Town: An Exploration of Ethnic-Relations in Brattleboro, Vermont, Robin Elizabeth Mitchell

An inquiry into Latino identity development, Carolyn J. Morales

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An inquiry into Latino identity development, Carolyn J. Morales

Evaluation of orientation of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Internship Program, Elizabeth Cavert Morrison

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Evaluation of orientation of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Internship Program, Elizabeth Cavert Morrison

An exploration into the skills and competencies of the Experiment in International Living Summer Abroad group leader, Spencer Moser

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An exploration into the skills and competencies of the Experiment in International Living Summer Abroad group leader, Spencer Moser

Virginia Wesleyan's Puebla Exchange Program : how does it measure up?, Patrick Murphrey

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Virginia Wesleyan's Puebla Exchange Program : how does it measure up?, Patrick Murphrey