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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Components needed in an effective training for white teachers of black children, Isabelle L. Mussard

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Attitudes toward leadership development among at-risk girls in the 7th-8th grades, Noel Normington

Attitudes toward leadership development among at-risk girls in the 7th-8th grades, Noel Normington

Listening for a Change: A Case Study of Non-violent Land Reform and Black Farmer Empowerment in South Africa, Christine Marie Piontek

Listening for a Change: A Case Study of Non-violent Land Reform and Black Farmer Empowerment in South Africa, Christine Marie Piontek

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Humor in the workplace, Laura Frances Potter

Humor in the workplace, Laura Frances Potter

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A re-entry shock orientation design for Japanese students at the Boston Institute of Intercultural Communication, Randal Potter

A re-entry shock orientation design for Japanese students at the Boston Institute of Intercultural Communication, Randal Potter

Behind the numbers : a case study of an Iraian Baha´'i family and the Refugee Assistance Program of Seattle, Jessica Ravetz

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Behind the numbers : a case study of an Iraian Baha´'i family and the Refugee Assistance Program of Seattle, Jessica Ravetz

Creating Dangerously: A Conversation with Artist-Educators about Teaching in Diverse Settings, Julia Reid

Creating Dangerously: A Conversation with Artist-Educators about Teaching in Diverse Settings, Julia Reid

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Head Start in the twenty-first century : diversified models to meet the cultural needs of the population served, Kathryn Reynolds

Head Start in the twenty-first century : diversified models to meet the cultural needs of the population served, Kathryn Reynolds

Organizational Change in a Community College: Enhancing and Inhibiting Factors, Lisa Robertson

Using the Appreciative Inquiry Approach for Capacity-Building of Community Partners, Maria Luz C. Roncesvalles

Using the Appreciative Inquiry Approach for Capacity-Building of Community Partners, Maria Luz C. Roncesvalles

Women's empowerment through income generation activities : search for solutions based on Bangladesh and Nepal experience, Iizuka Ryoko

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Women's empowerment through income generation activities : search for solutions based on Bangladesh and Nepal experience, Iizuka Ryoko

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Promoting self-reliant community organizations at village level : perception of the members and the field level facilitators, Shayamal Kumar Saha

Promoting self-reliant community organizations at village level : perception of the members and the field level facilitators, Shayamal Kumar Saha

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Socio-economic status and faith-based community organizing : the relationship between class and member participation in People Acting for Community Together (PACT), Andrew C. Schoeneman

Socio-economic status and faith-based community organizing : the relationship between class and member participation in People Acting for Community Together (PACT), Andrew C. Schoeneman

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

Submissions from 2000

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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