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 2016

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Semester at Sea IMPACT Service-Learning Scholarship Program, Lindsay B. Parise

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Communalism and Its Impact on Human Development Future Civil Society Initiatives for Inter-Communal Peace in Gujarat, Atiya Pathan

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Incorporating Experiential Theory into Virtual Strategic Planning Processes, Chris Perkins

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Exploring Partnerships Between Embedded Providers and Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Directors, Angelo D. Pisano

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Across Systems: Preventing, Countering, and Defusing Violent Extremism—a Discussion of Strategy, Policy, Practice, and Theory, Keenan powers

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Connecting Through Communication - Incorporating Intercultural Competency During International Student Orientations, Keith A. Quatraro

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An exploration of a culture of inclusivity and community development within a special education learning environment., Farid Quraishi

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Beyond the Three Delays: A Case Study of Haiti's Maternal Health Sector, Stephanie Rapp

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Student Participation in Coil Programs and its Impact on Study Abroad Enrollment, Ashley E. Reed

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The Influence of Social Media in Egypt during The Arab Spring, Nicole Reed

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Community Viability and Marine Conservation: Hybrid Resource Management and the Role of the Coral Triangle Center on Pulau Ay, Indonesia, Jerica Rossi

Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) for Sudden onset Humanitarian Emergencies (Eops), Rebecca Rushford

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BiblioWorks: Advocating For The Creation Of Libraries For Children In Chuquisaca, Bolivia, Jhasmany Saavedra

Vasudhara Lodge: A Social Venture Plan for Women’s Empowerment Through Community Based Eco-Tourism, Sonya Salanti

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Promoting U.S. Community Colleges in Sweden: From the Perspective of Swedish Education Agents, Ashley M. Sansotta

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Argument for Internationally-Focused Curricula in US Primary Education Reform, Hector Santiago

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A Systems Approach to Evaluation Metrics: A Case Study of Salvation Farms, Julia D. Scheier

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International Student Orientation: The Needs And Challenges Students Face Upon Arrival, Holly Schneidmiller

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Dynamic Media: A need for the dynamic use of media to meet organizational goals, Alexander J. Scott

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The University of Hawaii at Hilo: National Student Exchange Four-Part Workshop for the Outgoing Students at The University of Hawaii at Hilo, Kadian Shaw

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Student Perspectives on Proficiency-Based Learning in Vermont's High School Completion Program, Hayley J. Shriner

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The 2015 al-Shabaab's attack in Garissa, Kenya. An immersion into the structural, socio-political and psychological roots of violence, Mathilde Simon

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ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE: Third Cultured Kids and Their ‘Stabilizing Factors’, Aman D. Singh Mr.

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Are They Matching Up? An Analysis of Study Abroad Outcomes and the Vocational Needs of a Southern Appalachian Area, Brynn A. Smith

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Destination Choice in Study Abroad, Courtney Smith

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Producing Knowledge: The Social Made Visible in the Division of Environmental Biology of the National Science Foundation, Patrick Southern

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Effective General Entrepreneurial Learning Programs for SME Development, Paul Kenneth Steele

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The Amandla Project, Alexander Stone

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A Comprehensive Internationalization Analysis of Marlboro College, Margaret Strassman

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A Sustainable Approach to Health Systems Strengthening in Developing Countries: Lessons from the Ebola Crisis, Prince Tarnah

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Movements, Moments, and Movement-Moments: Generational Approaches to Organizing for Social Change, Carissa Tinker

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Law and Order: Lawsuit, Regulations and Implementation of S.T.E.M. O.P.T. at The University Of Arkansas, Alexandra M. Wallace

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Fortaleza's Immigrant Song: Portrait-Narratives and an Identity Needs Analysis of Recent Immigrants' Lived Experiences, Carl Weitz-Santiago

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Got Inclusion? How Inclusive is your Organization? Assessing Inclusion through the iCAT: Inclusion Capacity Assessment Tool for Organizational Capacity, Charlotte Taylor Westfall

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International Education Consultants: An Examination of their Role in Admission and Enrollment of International Students at Private Secondary Institutions in the United States, Sarah Wiggins

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Moving within the Military: Intercultural Communication Training program for Youth, Olivia Williams

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Black Gentrification Twice Removed: A Study of Migration and Community Involvement in Washington, DC, Janwin A. Zeegar-Holman

Submissions from 2015

From Financial Vulnerability to Financial Capability: How Can Decision Making Be Improved? A Case Study, Hye M. Ahn

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An Organizational Development Assessment Tool for the Jordanian Civil Society Context, Murad H. Al-Quraan

Microfinance and Poverty Reduction: An Empirical Study On Sub-Saharan Africa, Pa Modou Baldeh Mr

Research Analysis from a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer: How U.S. Foreign Policy Decisions Impact Agroforestry Sustainable Development Projects Implemented in a Rural West African Village, Katerina A. Barnes

Leadership and Community Development Initiatives of the Agency for Refugee Education, Skills Training and Advocacy’s (ARESTA) Community Education Campaign: A Leadership, Coalition and Community Building Course Linked Capstone, Nicole M. Baynard

GLOW: Planning An Azerbaijani Girls' Leadership Camp, Jessica Beck

Historic Lessons: Gender Inequity in Middle and High School, Kathryn Behan-Homer

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Decentralization in Violent Conflict Zones: Views from the Periphery, Emmi Bevensee

An assessment of the needs of Palestinian Elderly in the West Bank: A Snap Shot of Service Delivery Provision to Older Palestine Refugees in Four Camps, Jennifer Natasha Bido

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Advocating for Sustainability at The City of Beaverton, Oregon: An Advocacy Initiative and Sustainability Strategy using the STAR Communities (Sustainability Tools for Assessing and Rating Communities) Framework and Rating System, Rachel Bigby

Risk Management Strategies of Diversified Organic Farmers to Adverse Weather Events. A Case Study in Central and Central East Texas, Chiara Boin

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Effects of the Omrit Project on Student and Alumni Participants from Macalester College, Nancy Bostrom

Alternate Approach: Community Based Mental Health Services and Implications for Peacebuilding in Myanmar, Christopher Bridges

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Social Identity-Based Threats to Human Security: Gender Practice in Sustainable Development and Conflict Transformation, Emma W. Buck

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Giving a Voice to the Powerless: Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation as a Tool for Inclusive Development through Microfinance, Evan T. Burke

Voluntary Refugee Registration and Gender Development in the West Bank: the Polarization of Modern and Traditional Values, Charla M. Burnett

The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities: An analysis of the effectiveness of advocacy methods for achieving policy goals, Danielle R. Caron

Lessons From Star Flower Center- How to Overcome Cultural Barriers and Enhance Community Inclusion of People with Disabilities, Victoria Castro

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Redesigning the Harlaxton College Resident Assistant Training Program, Whitney Cohen

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Utopian Visions in Radical Communities: Burning Man, Anthony J. Colella Sir

Monitoring and Evaluation in the developing world: Finding alternative data gathering methods that work, Elizabeth J. Coppola

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Protecting Ecosystems, Culture, and Human Rights in Chile Through Indigenous and Community-Conserved Territories and Areas, William G. Crowley

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Protecting Ecosystems, Culture, and Human Rights in Chile Through Indigenous and Community-Conserved Territories and Areas, William G. Crowley

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The International Humanity Foundation Co-Director Training Program, Indonesia: Supporting International Volunteers, Christina Darling

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MIND THE GAP: UNDERSTANDING THE LACK OF SOCIAL INTEGRATION BETWEEN U.S. NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, Danika Delano

Learning How to Support Diversity in Study Abroad: Building Interdepartmental Relationships at the University of San Diego to Effectively Support Students of Diversity through the Study Abroad Experience, Alison E. Droster

The Cradle of Humanity: A Program Proposal for Where There Be Dragons, Emmanuel Dukundane

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National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce: Creating Market Disruption within the LGBT Advocacy Arena, Jhay Edwards

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The Ripple Effects of Digital Storytelling: Transforming Collective Consciousness, Amanda Esons

Bridging the Gap: An Examination of Environmental Factors and their Effects on the HBCU Student’s Decision to Study Abroad, Kelcie Evenson

Asbestos Management and Non-profit Action in Macedonia, Spencer Fain

Expanding Global Education at Trinity School: An Environmentally Focused Service-Learning Pilot Program in New Orleans, Kaitlin Fisher

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Understanding how Culture Impacts the Potential for Urban Gardens to Increase Access to Healthy Food A Qualitative Study of Food Access in North Milwaukee, Kristen Fledderjohn

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YOUTH EMPOWERMENT AS DEMONSTRATED BY THE JÓVENES EN ACCIÓN PROGRAM, Kirstin French

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Is Soil Quality Linked to PSNP Graduation in East and West Hararghe, Ethiopia?, Elizabeth Gladding

Monitoring and Evaluation System for Capacity Building for Inclusive Education in El Salvador, Flor Gomez Byers

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Engagement and Global Learning through Philanthropy: A Youth Philanthropy Council for International Baccalaureate Students, Erin Gorman

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Liberia and Dual Citizenship: The Issues Arising from Un-Visioned Realities, Esau A. Greene Sr.

A Comprehensive Framework for Monitoring and Evaluating Corporate Social Responsibility Programs, Yazmin Gutierrez

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ENGAGING MEN IN WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMMING: AN APPROACH TO MONITORING AND EVALUATION, Todd Hadley

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Women's Entrepreneurship Development In Ethiopia A Case Study Of Women in Self Employment (WISE), Melat Tekletsadik Haile Ms

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Designing U.S. Policy To Achieve Inclusive Agricultural Development And Food Systems, Marissa L. Henderson

Cross-Cultural Facilitation Skills in a Curriculum Design Project: Collaborative Learning for Social Change in the Republic of Macedonia, Lurdes Hernandez Hernandez

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Climate Change and Sustainable Agricultural Practices Program in Northern Vietnam: An Approach to Evaluation, Phuong Vu Quynh Hoang

University Abroad Pathway Program Orientation: A Targeted Design for Chinese Students, Caitlin S. Hoffmann

From Leader to Experiential Educator: Professionalizing Facilitation of International Service-Learning Programs through Effective Leader Training, Brittany Hurst

Internationalizing Housing The internationalization plan for housing international students within the ten residential colleges at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Mirabai Hutton

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Cal Poly Study Abroad Program Design for Facilitation of Intercultural Competency, Erica Jorgenson

ENTREPRENEURIAL VALUE CREATION: TRANSFORMING A COLLECTIVE OF INFLUENTIAL DIGITAL NATIVES INTO A SOCIAL VENTURE OPPORTUNITY, Mariel M. Kanene

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Reframing Inclusion: Cross-cultural interventions for families with Deaf children in Swaziland, Pamela Keilig

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Beyond NAFSA: An Assessment of Professional Development Needs of Secondary-Level International Education Professionals, Emily A. Keizer

Youth Work and Burnout: Perspectives on stress and burnout from the education and human service profession, Stacy King

Significance of a New Student Orientation Within International Education Agencies Offering Higher Education Online: Development of Communication, Computer, and Team-Building Skills at Haitian Connection Network (HCN), Nicole L. Kirchner

The Future of INGOs: A Qualitative Case Study of Save the Children, Cristina M. Kowarick

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Enhancing the Faculty-Led Study Abroad Proposal Process to Facilitate the Creation of Academically Enriched Programs, Tanya Kramer

Structuring a Comparative Assessment: Lessons on Advocacy Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning, Daniel G. Landeros

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Foreign Language Education Through an International Education Lens, Bridget Landry

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Assessing Organizational Data Culture to Create an Ideal Data Ecosystem, Lauren M. Leary

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Strategic Study Abroad: A Program Proposal for Continued Faith Development of Chi Alpha Students Studying Abroad, Erin Leonard

JEST, Mary Ann Lockard

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Reinventing the Role of Children and Youth in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, Amirah M. Alias

STEP RIGHT UP! : Using Circus Arts in Youth Peacebuilding Programs, Rachel Marr

The Effect of Service-Learning on Social Identity Development: The Impact Scholars Program, Kylie McCreesh