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 1997

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Transmission or Transformation in ESL Education: A Look at the Education of Southeast Asian Students in Burlington, VT, Laura M. Fetters

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Assessing the Problem of Attachment Disorder Children, Lisa Findeisen

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Yalla Baax Naa: AIDS Education, Women and Islam in Bambey, Senegal: Developing an Effective AIDS Education Model for Women, Karen J. Fjeld

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Project Analysis: Handcrafts in Guatemala, Gretchen M. Fogelstrom

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The Buck Stops Here: Fundraising Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations of Color, Claudia Fuentes

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North-South Partnership Development Approach, Peter Gitau

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Participatory Development through Community AIDS Education in Thailand, Lucy C. Gluck

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Creating Change in Self and Community: Young Women, Advocacy and Self-Esteem, Carolyn R. Gordon

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Welcome to America! The Role of Hospitality in the Adjustment Process of East African College Students in the USA, Sarah Grow

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A Study of the Barriers that Latina Women Experience in the Corporate Sector and their Responses to those Barriers, Yolanda Haro

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Popular Participation and Collaboration-Building Based on African Cultural Values for Environmentally Sustainable Urban Community Development: Dakar, Senegal, Joan Henley

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Examining the Impact of Computer-Mediated Communication in International Education, Michelle Jackson

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Early Childhood Education Opportunities in the Community of Ebuakwa (a community located in Ghana, West Africa), Jennifer James

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Crossing Borders: The Experiences of Four North American Trainers in South Africa, Walis Dianna Johnson

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Financial Aid for Study Abroad: Sources of Ambiguity, Bob Jones

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Diffusing Opposition to Empowering Bangladeshi Women: BRAC's Human Rights and Legal Education Program, Lisa Kaplan

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Unique Issues for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual International Students on U.S. American Campuses, Nadine Bollinger Kato

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Someone You Love is Deaf: A Training Manual for Orientation to Deaf Culture from a Multicultural Perspective, Lori Layne Kempf

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Impacts of Poverty Alleviation Program on the Income Level of the Grassroots People, Mohammad Ahsan Khan

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Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Crisis: Development for Sub-Saharan Africa in the 21st Century, Paul Kortenhoven

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A Study on how Participation in the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program Impacts the Attitudes and Perceptions of American Participants Towards Japanese Society and Culture, Stephanie Alt Lamm

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The Camp Anytown Discussion Group, Catherine Landstra

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The Face of Spirituality in Social Action in Mexico City, Mexico, Chimin Lee

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Training for Intercultural Media Competence: Multimedia Tools for Intercultural Communications in the International English Classroom, John Leih

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Up with People: A convergence of Cross-Cultural Understanding and Community Service Learning, Nancy Mahoney

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A Teacher/Student Manual for the College Semester Abroad Program Course: Methods and Techniques of Field Study, Mary Elizabeth Marchev

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Supporting Information for "A Teacher Training Manual for the NOVA NET System", Michelle E. Martin

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Putting Gender on the Agenda of a Development Organization, Delores McLaughlin

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Preparing International Students for College Life in the US: Writing the Carlow College International Student Sourcebook, Linda L. Melville

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A Model of Distance Learning: SIT and the Global Partnership, Roberto Mugnani

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The Family Approach as an Empowering Tool for Women in the Development Process: The ORAP Case, Thandiwe Cornelia Nkomo

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Evolution of Japanese Non-Governmental Organizations: Analysis of NGO Management in Japanese Social Environment, Yoshiyuki Oshima

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Integrated, Equitable Socioeconomic Development in El Salvador: Using Community Cooperatives as a Tool, Amy J. Parker

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In Search of a Democratic Workplace: A Case Study of Brattleboro Area Hospice, Susan Parris

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Self-Esteem Change in Participants of an Au Pair Program, Jean Quinn

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The Social and Economic Implications of Downsizing: A New Culture in the Making, Mandy Rahardjo

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A Study of the Arab-Israeli Conflict Simulation as an Effective Form of Classroom Experiential Learning in Global Education, Mark W. Rebstock

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Our Own Way: An Italian-American View of Development and a Critique of Modernism, Peter M. Ruggiero

The Hanson Phenomenon, Suzanne Rumney

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Intercultural Communicative Competence: Present Stress as an Indicator of Future Success, Makoto Saito

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Crew Resource Management Training: Is this training needed in basic pilot training?, Wendy Santilhano

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The Role of Leadership in a Start-up Organization, in a U.S. American Context, Erika L. Seid

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International Student Services at the Commuter School: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why, Jessica H. Shaw

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Community Involved Program: Review of Community Consultation for the Middle Head Management Strategy, Donna Shepherd

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Identifying the Needs of Walden University Distance Education Students Residing Overseas to Guide the Development of Student Support Services, Stephanie J. Smith

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Multicultural Team Meeting Communication: Using Technology across Time, Distance and Culture, Lee Ann Southern

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Escort Officer Handbook for Delphi International, Michelle A. Szepansky

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Dimensions of Dysfunction: Recognizing and Coping with Workplace Dysfunction, Inga Thomson

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Messages in the Wind: Awareness for Our Earth, Each Other, and Ourselves, James Tvarian

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The Impact of the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Agreement upon Pharmaceutical Prices, Sara Wood

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AIDS Education in Cameroon: Assessing the Impact of "Teach English, Prevent AIDS", Crystal L. Zibas

Submissions from 1996

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The Case of FACS: Lessons in Leadership from a Small Non-Profit, W. Scott Adams

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The Harvey Williams Memorial Scholarship Program Guidelines, Rhonda Lynette Allen

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Needs Assessment of the Hispanic Community in Danbury, Connecticut, Maryangela Amendola

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Ketso ea Bua/Action Speakes Community Development Association: a Proposal for a Land-Based Learning with Permaculture Center at Lekokoaneng, ha Souru Lesotho, Craig A. Anderson

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Maturity of Armenian Non-Governmental Organizations as Indicated by Human, Financial and Physical Resources, Lisa Boyd

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Leadership Survey, Irene Brammertz

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Effectively Evaluating Health Education Presentations when Working with a Migratory Farmworker Population, Eva Bryer

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A Collection of Seven Family Life Stories: Life Behind the Iron Curtain, Jessica Burdick

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Culture and Transvestites in Lima, Peru, Lucien O. Chauvin

Biracial Identity: The Multicultural Experiences of Euro-Bangladeshi Adults, Phillip Shahid Choudhury

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Strategic Planning for a Successful Future: Analysis and Evaluation of an Indigenous Ghanaian Rural Development Organization, Sheryl Cowan

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Implementation of Participative Management, Ellen Cummings-Cota

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Change Management in U.S. Nonprofits: A Staff-Centered Approach, Linda D. Deputy

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An Exploration of U.S. American-Japanese Dual-Culture Couple Communication Patterns and the Experiential Learning Cycle, Loran Diehl

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International Educational Exchange in Central Europe: Focus Poland, Stuart Fields

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Education Abroad Programs with a Social Change Component: Making them Work for Participants and Host Community Members, David Fox

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How Local Governments in Southeast Alaska can Integrate Policies, Beliefs, and Values to Shift the Primary Economic Focus to more Ecologically Sustainable Development?, Renee Gayhart

Popular Education in Latin America: An Effective Tool for Social Change?, Marla Gitterman

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Operations Manual for a Non-Governmental Development Organization: Sukawala, Noel Patron Gonzalez

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The Transcultural Consultant: A Handbook for the Preparation of Parents Concerning the Cultural Needs of the Columbian Adopted Child, Yolanda Vargas Hoffman

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An Examination of the Laotian Refugees in a Small Community in Southeastern New Hampshire: The Effects of the Vietnam War and the Assimilation Process on Individuals, Families and Lao Culture, Susan Howard'Dionne

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An Education Abroad Handbook, A Trip Leader Handbook, and An Essay on Cross-Cultural Experiential Education written for Warren Wilson College's International Development Program, Jamie Howard

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Students, Teachers, and Cross Cultural Interactions: Identifying Challenges and Solutions, Michelle Johnson

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Ecotourism as Community Development in the Garifuna Communities of Cabo Camaron, Honduras: Project Planning Models Involving Community Participation, Tristam B. Johnson

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Education, Identity and Social Integration of Minority Groups: The Case of the Burakumin in Japan, Takao Kamibeppu

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The Glass Ceiling and Women in Academia: A Study of the Barriers that Affect Women's Career Advancement and Upward Mobility at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, Gayle C. Kaylor

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Using a Garden Project as a Venue to Promote Environmental Awareness and Appreciation, Community Involvement, and "A Sense of Place" among a More Diverse Section of the Community, Susan Kroll

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The American Language Academy, Saint Xavier University, Chicago Illinois: Initial Orientation Guide, Lisa Kuperman

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An Evaluation of The Foundation for Community Encouragement's (FCE) Model of Community Building Conducted in Taiwan, Republic of China Among a Multicultural Group, Ellen R. Levine

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A Cross-Culture Pre-Departure Training Program for Japanese Managers Going to America, Kevin Lynn

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Emotion, Perception and the Pursuit of Self-Awareness, Kristine Chandler Madera

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Volunteers and Nonprofit Organizations in Japan and Russia, Margaret Mander

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International Group Coordinator Handbook, Bettina Mok

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An Evaluation of the Ostional Turtle Egg Harvesting Project from the Women's Perspective, Christine Niven

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360 Degree Assessment for Diversity Awareness and Respectful Behavior, Jacqueline Oliveira

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"Just One Percent:" A Case Study in Media Advocacy, Joanne O'Sullivan

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Global Training: What it is and What it Needs to Be in Corporate Japan, Jennelle Petit

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Are Women Included? An Account of Workshop Elements that Influence the Gender-Sensitivity of Agricultural Development Strategies, Anastasia Pickens

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The Professional Development Portfolio and Beginning Teachers: A Foundation, Vehicle and Catalyst for Growth, Deirdre Stack

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How can NGOs, Cooperatives, and Microenterprises Work Together in Africa?, Derek Stanfill

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Reacculturation: A Comparison Between Up with People and Other Sojourner Experiences, Meredith Walther

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The Impact of the Summer Abroad Experience on Participants, Nina Colhoun Wilson

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The Use of Learning Contracts as One Tool to Improve Overall Satisfaction in the Participant Evaluation Component of Study Abroad Programs: A Case Study of the Northwest Council for Study Abroad, Stacia Zukroff

Submissions from 1995

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The F-1 International Student and the Search for a U.S. Work Experience, Lori Anne Adams

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A Project Design for the agricultural Development Program of the Kenya Church of Christ (Kilifi District), Randall D. Beckloff

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Casual Wage Determination in Refugee Settings: The Case for Economic Appropriateness in Standardized Scales, Philip H. Brown

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Exchanging Human Rights Experience: A Handbook for Practical Training, Dana Buhl

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A Typology of Langauge Maintenance Strategies for Traditional Peoples in Western Europe, Joseph Callahan

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A Proposal for a Community-Based Rehabilitation Clubs' Training Seminar: A Product-Oriented Master's Thesis, Jim Carroll