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

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Submissions from 2001

Increasing volunteer satisfaction in a volunteer organization : a study of the National Capital Chapter, American Red Cross Washington D.C., Kerry Elizabeth Secrest

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Increasing volunteer satisfaction in a volunteer organization : a study of the National Capital Chapter, American Red Cross Washington D.C., Kerry Elizabeth Secrest

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Nonprofit assessments : the organizational assessment process in small nonprofit organizations in the United States, Teva Sienicki

Nonprofit assessments : the organizational assessment process in small nonprofit organizations in the United States, Teva Sienicki

Japanese education and learning disabilities, Jeff Singhal

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Japanese education and learning disabilities, Jeff Singhal

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Differing goals for study abroad at two-year and four-year institutions : the case of public colleges and universities in Minnesota, Sarah E. Smith

Differing goals for study abroad at two-year and four-year institutions : the case of public colleges and universities in Minnesota, Sarah E. Smith

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The small training department : how is an employee-driven department formed in a time of urgent need?, Tamara Stenn de Choque

The small training department : how is an employee-driven department formed in a time of urgent need?, Tamara Stenn de Choque

Psychological Health and Japanese Students, Kumi Tanabe

Psychological Health and Japanese Students, Kumi Tanabe

The Role of Heritage-Seeking in Study Abroad, Giancarlo Taylor

The Role of Heritage-Seeking in Study Abroad, Giancarlo Taylor

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Grant writing experience impacts nonprofit sector of La Plata County, Colorado, USA, Rachel Taylor-Saghie

Grant writing experience impacts nonprofit sector of La Plata County, Colorado, USA, Rachel Taylor-Saghie

The Fort Worth, Texas-Nagaoka, Japan sister city relationship : a look at how effective citizen-to-citizen exchanges have been in peace building between the U.S. and Japan in the post World War II era, Clifford R. Thompson

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The Fort Worth, Texas-Nagaoka, Japan sister city relationship : a look at how effective citizen-to-citizen exchanges have been in peace building between the U.S. and Japan in the post World War II era, Clifford R. Thompson

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Making sense of organizational learning : an analysis of World Learning's organizational learning system, Roberto Vale

Making sense of organizational learning : an analysis of World Learning's organizational learning system, Roberto Vale

Internships as parts of study abroad programs : potentials and pitfalls, Ruth Verweijen

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Internships as parts of study abroad programs : potentials and pitfalls, Ruth Verweijen

Defamation law and the study abroad professional, Jennifer J. Viale

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Defamation law and the study abroad professional, Jennifer J. Viale

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Assessment of vocational training needs for animal husbandry in Qinghai Province of China, Haiyuan Wu

Assessment of vocational training needs for animal husbandry in Qinghai Province of China, Haiyuan Wu

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Strategic planning and strategy formation : a case study of Asociacio´n Femenina Q'eqchi, Jessica Yarrow

Strategic planning and strategy formation : a case study of Asociacio´n Femenina Q'eqchi, Jessica Yarrow

Coordinated Interagency Partnership Regulating International Students: Should International Educators Collaborate with INS, or not?, Timothy Martin Zacher

Coordinated Interagency Partnership Regulating International Students: Should International Educators Collaborate with INS, or not?, Timothy Martin Zacher

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Women members in the local government (Union Parishad) : constraints and prospects, Elina Zubaidy

Women members in the local government (Union Parishad) : constraints and prospects, Elina Zubaidy

Submissions from 2000

Is it possible for the developing countries to have real influence in the international system's decision-making process?, Mamzelle V.S. Adolphine

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Is it possible for the developing countries to have real influence in the international system's decision-making process?, Mamzelle V.S. Adolphine

Accion Contra el Hambre and conflict transformation : a case study in the Abkhaz-Georgian conflict, Carlos Afonso

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Accion Contra el Hambre and conflict transformation : a case study in the Abkhaz-Georgian conflict, Carlos Afonso

Inclusion of male volunteers in "for-girl" youth organizations : a comparative study of the Girl Scout Organization and the YMCA's Indian Princess Program, Caryn Suzette Charpier

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Inclusion of male volunteers in "for-girl" youth organizations : a comparative study of the Girl Scout Organization and the YMCA's Indian Princess Program, Caryn Suzette Charpier

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Toward ally behavior : issues in training foreign student advisors to respond to international student experiences of racism, Daphne Durham

Toward ally behavior : issues in training foreign student advisors to respond to international student experiences of racism, Daphne Durham

Tourism or unique learning opportunity? : issues in short-term study abroad programs, Corrine M. Henke

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Tourism or unique learning opportunity? : issues in short-term study abroad programs, Corrine M. Henke

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North Korea : drawing the line with humanitarian aid, Deborah Ann Hopper

North Korea : drawing the line with humanitarian aid, Deborah Ann Hopper

An integrated health care program with traditional and modern medicine : the case of Bapagram, India, Shihoko Ito

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An integrated health care program with traditional and modern medicine : the case of Bapagram, India, Shihoko Ito

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Whose cultural value counts? : cultural adaptation for staff training of Cambodian NGO workers, Shunsuke Kurihara

Whose cultural value counts? : cultural adaptation for staff training of Cambodian NGO workers, Shunsuke Kurihara

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English language imperialism : a conversation with 5 Japanese English speakers, Katura Kyrod

English language imperialism : a conversation with 5 Japanese English speakers, Katura Kyrod

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Exploring the possible relationship between body image and self-esteem in refugee women, Nicholle Lavallee

Exploring the possible relationship between body image and self-esteem in refugee women, Nicholle Lavallee

Are Duke University students familiar with the multiculturalism movement?, Thomas Lavenir

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Are Duke University students familiar with the multiculturalism movement?, Thomas Lavenir

Peace and conflict resolution curriculum : testimonies from teachers, Kari Lenhart

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Peace and conflict resolution curriculum : testimonies from teachers, Kari Lenhart

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Food vs. aid : undertaking sustainable development in Africa, Nicole Lescarbeau

Food vs. aid : undertaking sustainable development in Africa, Nicole Lescarbeau

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A new facet of Thailand's education system, Lynn Losert

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The consortium model in study abroad : an evolutionary perspective, Marla McLeod

The consortium model in study abroad : an evolutionary perspective, Marla McLeod

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What is really being done? : maximizing the success of women on overseas assignments, Saskia M. Meckman

What is really being done? : maximizing the success of women on overseas assignments, Saskia M. Meckman

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Hunger relief in times of crisis : the challenges of emergency food programs responding to disaster, food for work in Hondurus and the Dominican Republic, Corey P. Michaud

Hunger relief in times of crisis : the challenges of emergency food programs responding to disaster, food for work in Hondurus and the Dominican Republic, Corey P. Michaud

The role of education in the construction of a post-apartheid South Africa, Kinuko Mitani

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The role of education in the construction of a post-apartheid South Africa, Kinuko Mitani

A comprehensive study of costs associated with establishing satellite production of the clean home delivery kit in Nepal, Jonathan Murray

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A comprehensive study of costs associated with establishing satellite production of the clean home delivery kit in Nepal, Jonathan Murray

In search of a possible alternative approach to rural development : the case of the Sarvodaya Shamadana Movement in Sri Lanka, Mizuho Nakanishi

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In search of a possible alternative approach to rural development : the case of the Sarvodaya Shamadana Movement in Sri Lanka, Mizuho Nakanishi

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Working with children for health : identifying the constraints of the Child-to-Child Program in rural Nepal, Asuka Naya

Working with children for health : identifying the constraints of the Child-to-Child Program in rural Nepal, Asuka Naya

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Education abroad : you can get there from here, Erin L. Nicolls

Education abroad : you can get there from here, Erin L. Nicolls

Japanese women, graduate level studies, and professional goals, Nancy O'Brien

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Japanese women, graduate level studies, and professional goals, Nancy O'Brien

Working toward sustainability : a people-centered approach, Mary A. Ostergren Hollensteiner

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Working toward sustainability : a people-centered approach, Mary A. Ostergren Hollensteiner

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Building nonviolent intercultural peace teams, Jan Passion

Building nonviolent intercultural peace teams, Jan Passion

Why do charities need or choose to change their visual identities?, Sarah Picarle

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Why do charities need or choose to change their visual identities?, Sarah Picarle

Silent Cooperation? :an examination of the LTTE's use of child soldiers in Sri Lanka and the international community's response, Julie Polk

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Silent Cooperation? :an examination of the LTTE's use of child soldiers in Sri Lanka and the international community's response, Julie Polk

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Culture shock, why people experience problems in cultural adjustment : can the theory of cognitive dissonance be used as an explanation?, Elana Danielle Rabinowitz

Culture shock, why people experience problems in cultural adjustment : can the theory of cognitive dissonance be used as an explanation?, Elana Danielle Rabinowitz

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Friendship and the role of housing in study abroad, Michael Reichstein

Friendship and the role of housing in study abroad, Michael Reichstein

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Beautiful world : a bridge between the arts and sustainability, Melita Rogelj

Beautiful world : a bridge between the arts and sustainability, Melita Rogelj

Growing the microcredit industry in the United States : barriers to growth and strategies for success, Stephen Rogers

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Growing the microcredit industry in the United States : barriers to growth and strategies for success, Stephen Rogers

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Rice is preferred : economic and cultural implications of introducing a nontraditional food in a food aid program, Cara Ross

Rice is preferred : economic and cultural implications of introducing a nontraditional food in a food aid program, Cara Ross

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The effects of indigenous healers working in the United States : a Taino medicine man working in Maryland, Pamella Christel Saffer

The effects of indigenous healers working in the United States : a Taino medicine man working in Maryland, Pamella Christel Saffer

Would you like an Onigiri? : how can we make an integration of language training and intercultural communication training, Kinya Sakamoto

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Would you like an Onigiri? : how can we make an integration of language training and intercultural communication training, Kinya Sakamoto

Charting our own course : Korean American women in relation to gender, race, culture and our mothers, Mary Ann Schneider