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 2000

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Building nonviolent intercultural peace teams, Jan Passion

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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

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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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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Destitute women in political office : a study of factors leading to empowerment, Keya Sultana

Destitute women in political office : a study of factors leading to empowerment, Keya Sultana

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Participatory action research and evaluation: creating change on the Yukon flats, Carrie M. Supik

Participatory action research and evaluation: creating change on the Yukon flats, Carrie M. Supik

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Conflict transformation and empathy : how conflict workers/trainers in the field see and use empathy in conflict transformation, Noriko Tada

Conflict transformation and empathy : how conflict workers/trainers in the field see and use empathy in conflict transformation, Noriko Tada

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Key issues in UN volunteers programme development and recruitment in the Philippines: operational guide for UN volunteer management, Masako Takada

Key issues in UN volunteers programme development and recruitment in the Philippines: operational guide for UN volunteer management, Masako Takada

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Analyzing how effectiveness of participatory management techniques may work in the nonprofit sector, Guillermo Torano

Analyzing how effectiveness of participatory management techniques may work in the nonprofit sector, Guillermo Torano

Beyond the storm : a study on the aftermath of a Khasland movement in Satkhira, Bangladesh, A.T.M. Mahtab Uddin

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Beyond the storm : a study on the aftermath of a Khasland movement in Satkhira, Bangladesh, A.T.M. Mahtab Uddin

The origins, usage, & effectiveness of the talking stick as a facilitation tool in multicultural community building, Angela Rose Vuagniaux

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The origins, usage, & effectiveness of the talking stick as a facilitation tool in multicultural community building, Angela Rose Vuagniaux

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How does popular participation lead to increased sustainability of rural water supply projects?, Masao Watanabe

How does popular participation lead to increased sustainability of rural water supply projects?, Masao Watanabe

Work relationships with developmentally disabled adults, Grant M. Wienker

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Work relationships with developmentally disabled adults, Grant M. Wienker

Food aid and local trade : a case study from southern Sudan, Ann Witteveen

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Food aid and local trade : a case study from southern Sudan, Ann Witteveen

Intercultural communication in immigrants' job retention, Cuilan Zhou

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Intercultural communication in immigrants' job retention, Cuilan Zhou

Submissions from 1999

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Intercultural leadership : a program model for students of higher education, Daniel C. Adams

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Do women need a cultural adaptation program specifically designed for them?, Adrienne Gigantino Alverez

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Global leadership skills and the international assignment experience, Andrea Bauler

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Assisting entrepreneurs : challenges facing U.S. microcredit programs into the 21st century, James D. Beighle

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Child protagonism : training children to be catalysts for social change, Susan Bird

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Effective intercultural communication within the OSCE in Albania, Kerry Byron

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Raqaypampa : an in-depth analysis of community organization in the rural highlands of Bolivia, Jonathan Caplan

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Decentralization of environmental management in Nepal, Christian Carpenter

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The big nose in China : the historical development of the Chinese perception of foreigners, Daneal Charney

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An analysis of the Safe Motherhood Program in the Kalali, Rupendehi, and Okhaldunga districts of Nepal, Abigail Clay

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Toward more effective human resource management in countries in special development situations (CSDS) : staffing and organizational development for sustainability, Edward Crowley

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Change management in U.S. nonprofits : a staff-centered approach, Linda D. Deputy

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Small group democratic decision- making : impact and implications when interacting with other decision-making processes within World Learning, Inc., Bill Dial

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Recruitment training strategies : Boston Regional Peace Corps Office, Boston, Massachusetts, Anne Lili Folsom

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Psychological processes in dialogue groups and interventions for facilitators, Amanda Griesbach

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Vulnerability of commercial sex workers : view point from Tangail Brothel, Ahsan-ul-Haque Helal

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Facilitating reentry for American study abroad participants, Myer Henderson

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Silent partners : parental involvement in the study abroad experience of US college students, Dyna S. Hermann

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Culture shock : an examination of how the public perception of culture shock is reflected in the media, Nancy E. Homan

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Feeling your way through organizations : a study using the MBTI to explore personality type & organizational style, Karen Horton

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Exploratory research on migrant and seasonal farm worker health in the age of HIV/AIDS : a search for appropriate planning and preventative interventions for Mexican migrant and African-American seasonal farm workers in Newton Grove, North Carolina, Stephanie Howard