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 2014

Social Justice Education and the Politics of Reform, William Crawford

Leaving a Legacy. Jacksonville University: Freshman Experience Abroad, England, Carolyn Crist

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Setting Expectations: An Onsite Orientation for Intern Abroad Programs in London, Ilse B. Damkoehler

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Collaboration in Campus-Wide Internationalization Initiatives: A Case Study of the BEYOND Initiative at Ferris State University, Kate Davidson

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The Value of Conservation Easements: An analysis of the effects of conservation easements on property values in Central Vermont., Jonathan Decker

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International Students in the Classroom: A Faculty Learning Community, Carolina De la Rosa

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Closing the gap: How the Global Ambassador Program aims to provide social acclimation support for the international student community and increase retention rates at Roger Williams University, Rebecca A. Downey

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Authentic Dialogue: Where Intimacy, Vulnerability, and Conflict Transformation Intersect, Lauren Elio

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Reframing SEA Semester®: A Model Living and Learning Program in Education Abroad, Katharine W. Enos

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Youth Empowerment & Conflict Transformation through Sports: The Challenge of Evaluating the Success of Youth & Sports Programs around the World, AnnMarie Fitzhenry

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Active Development of Tacit Knowledge: ADTK In a World Without Farmers, Roger E. Garrett Jr.

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Exploring Service Learning in Study Abroad: An Evaluation of The Umbra Institute’s Urban Spaces Course, Lisa M. George

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Long-Lasting Impact of Faculty-Led Study Abroad: An Alumni Perspective, Nancy Georgiev

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Global Education in New York City High Schools: What we can learn, Emily Gifford

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North Dakota State University Study Abroad Strategic Plan: Enhancing Student Mobility for the 21st Century, Krysta Gorder

Measuring the Empowerment of Indigenous Communities in Southern Mexico: The Development of a Monitoring & Impact Evaluation Plan for Yo’onik Learning Center, Devin Graves

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Amended Incoming International Student Orientation for the College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine, Monica Hamm

The Freshers' Study Abroad Program: A Fall Matriculation Program for Admitted Students at the University of Tokyo, Daniel Hegedus

Recruitment of ESL Students for the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Allison Heine de Romero

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Leading Happiness: Leadership and Happiness at Work in Certified B Corporations, A Qualitative Study of Leaders and Employees To Understand The Influence of Shared Leadership on Worker Happiness within Certified Benefit Corporations, Travis Hellstrom

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Designing and Delivering Staff Training for New Student Advisors: A Residential ESL Pathway School in Massachusetts, Brodie Henry

Youth Speak Out: Facilitating Youth-Led Action Research Projects in DC, Libby R. Hill

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Analysis of the Efficacy of Criminal Court Mediation as a Tool of Restorative Justice, Teresa Hoerres

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Environmental Sustainability, Cultural Awareness, and Personal Growth: A Short-Term Study Abroad Program Design for the University of Colorado, Boulder, Jana K. Howlett

Dialogue Project Program Evaluation and Assessment, Tam Huynh

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International Migration and Intercultural Shifts: African American Women Moving Abroad to Teaching ESL, LaChahn Jones

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Yes Means はい, Oui, Sí: Cross Culturally Competent Sexual Assault Prevention for International Education Programs, Tara Jorgensen

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Wildcats International Neighbors: Bridging International Students with Local Community at Northern Michigan University, Manato Kaisho

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The Use of Agents in International Student Recruitment: International Education Professional’s Opinions, Emily M. Kirsch

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Building a Better LGBTQ Toolkit: Interventions to Support LGBTQ Youth in YouthBuild Programs, Aidan Kostenko

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An Examination of South Carolina’s Institutions of Reform and Their Impact on the Self-Narratives of African American Men, Ashley E. Krejci-Shaw

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Uniting Reentry & Professional Integration: Recommendations for Aiesec and A Million Global Minds, Scott Lehmann

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The Gender Gap in Study Abroad, Alexander Lindsay

What's White Privilege Got to Do With It? A Contemporary Understanding of Students' of Color Experiences in Higher Education, Cindy Lo

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Mi cultura, Su cultura: A Cultural Exchange Program for Central College, Whitney J. Longnecker

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Comprehensive Approaches to Health and Safety: A Program Design Context, Dan Loughrey

Best, Two out of Three: The Use of Competition in Youth Camp Programming, Laura Marrocco

The Rachel Corrie Leadership Studies Fellowship, Justin Mauger

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Long-Term Impacts and Outcomes: SIT Study Abroad, Marianne McGarrity

Cross Cultural Leadership: A Trimester-Long Course Proposal for Kimball Union Academy, Erin Mellow

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A Vision of Capitalism, as it was Meant to be: A Social Purpose Business plan for FoodShed Productions, August Miller

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Examination of Post War Social Accountability Strategies Aimed at Enhancing Governance in Liberia, MacDonald E. Mitchell

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Playing for Peace: Building relationships between Ugandan and refugee youth through football3 at Soccer Without Borders Uganda, Jean-Christophe Moran

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Building Bridges, and Reducing Anger: Liberal-Conservative Dialogue in the United States, Jeremy M. Moses

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Language Diversity in Trainings: Analyzing the Use of English in a Writeshop Process, Elis Cardoso Motta

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The Perceptions of Race and Identity in Birmingham: Does 50 Years Forward Equal Progress?, Lisa Murray

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Engaging in Social Justice with Toddlers, Susan M. Nasiombe

First People Last Place: A Case Study of Monument Valley Residents Priced out of Their Land, Leigh Owen

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An Expanded Field Guide on Cross-Cultural Learning for Faculty Leaders of University of Missouri Study Abroad Programs, William Palmieri

CISabroad: Training and Development of Site Directors, Jessica Parks

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The Culture Conundrum: Training Faculty and Staff for Effectively Working with International Students, McKenna S. Pencak

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Youth Violence Prevention Programming in Medellín, Colombia: Five recommendations, Timothy Pracher

The Effectiveness of Experiential Learning in Health Promotion: Three Case Studies Looking at Innovative Initiatives in India, Alison Proctor

English as a Second Language: Tutors Motivations and Their Consequences, April-Dawn C. Puls

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Creating a Community of Support: An Evaluation of the Healing for Educational Achievement Resource Team, Ann M. Quintrell

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Learning from Sensory Experience in Costa Rica, Rebecca Ragland

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Enhancing Student Learning Outcomes Through Increased Predeparture Preparation for Study Abroad, Catherine J. Raleigh

UF in Madagascar: Creating a Short-Term Faculty-Led Program for the University of Florida, Jill Ranaivoson

Romani Studies: Exploring Gypsy Culture and Society Program Proposal for Barcelona SAE, Priya Randhawa

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PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN: THE BIG PICTURE, Delylah Rasugu

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Collaboration in Cambodia: Are anti-trafficking agencies working together?, Heather Richardson

"Women Only" - Team Tobati and High School Aged Women's Empowerment, Gillian H. Ritter

Franklin in Quebec, alyssa.riva@mail.sit.edu A. Riva A

Friendship Family Program: Community Integration at the Center for Marine Resource Studies, Molly Roe

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The Importance of Community Resilience: Developing the American Red Cross International Services Department in the New Hampshire Region, Sarah Romac

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Presentation and Analysis of a Mechanism of Conflict Prevention: The SANANKOUYA (Joking Kinships) in West Africa, Abdoulaye Sall

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A Holistic Approach to Homestay: A Homestay Program Proposal for CATS Academy Boston, Nora Salmon

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Pushing Forward: The Climate for LGBTQ Student Advising in Study Abroad of South Carolina, Alexandra Seay

Sustained Dialogue: Stage Five Action on University Campuses, Nissa Shamsi

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The Influence of PeaceJam’s Ambassadors Program on Youth in Relation to their Future Career Choice, Community Involvement and Acceptance of Diversity: A Qualitative Study of Program Alumni from Four Affiliate Regions in the US, Ashley Sicard

From Citizen Diplomacy to National Security: Reraming the International Visitor Leadership Program, Meghan Simpson

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INVESTigating India: A Strategic Recruitment Plan for Indian Students, Alana Stuart

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In Search of Women’s Full Inclusion: A Case Study of the Institute for Inclusive Security’s advocacy for women’s inclusion in Sudan and South Sudan’s Cooperation Agreements, Anna Tonelli

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Incoming Erasmus Student Orientation: An In-country Orientation Program for Incoming Erasmus Students Studying at Istanbul Bilgi University, Ayla H. Ugur

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Monitoring And Impact Evaluation of a Voluntarily Medical Male Circumcision Project From the perspective of the Project Coordinator, Yvonne Usanase Ms

The Floating Classroom: Best Practices Teaching on Semester at Sea, Rachel Vaughn

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Corporate Social Responsibility Enrichment Exchange Program, Deborah Waggoner

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Volunteering and Social Development Across Cultures: A Credit Bearing Course for the Alliance for Global Education's Global and Public Health Program at Manipal University (India), Katie Jo Walter

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Love Won't Be Denied: A Case Study of the Campaign for Southern Equality's WE DO Campaign, Haley Wilson

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Adult Third Culture Kids: Does their Concept of Home Have an Impact on Their Career Paths?, Kelly B. Wisecarver

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Learning Intervention in a Language Immersion Program: An Orientation Redesign, Giulia Witcombe

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Intercultural Communication in Florida: The Immigrant Story - A Program for Adult Learners, Stephanie V. Wobensmith

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Intercultural Communication in Brazil: An Approach to Engage Multicultural North Dakota State University Students in Study Abroad, Allison Wright

Gender Relations in Local Governance: A Case Study of Bawjiase, Ghana, Lauren Wright

Submissions from 2013

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The Primacy of Context: An Exploration into the Causes of Food Insecurity in Kitere, Kenya., William O. Aludo

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The Value of Nongovernmental Free Vocational Training in Vietnam; The Opportunities and Barriers in Teaching Japanese Cooking Skills to Disadvantaged Vietnamese Youth, Koji Asada

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Recruitment and Diversity: Exploring the Links Between Third-Party Provider Recruitment Strategies And the Level of Diversity Among Secondary Level International Education Travel Participants, Gina Asalon

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The Assessment of Nigerian Diaspora in the USA and Exploring its Potential Contribution to Sustainable Development, Binyam Shimelis Aseffa

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Sustainable Development of Tajikistan: Perspectives for Tajik Aluminum Company (TALCO), Tahmina Azizova

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Samar Basi – “We Go There Together” The Local Peace Committees and Their Effect on Building Peace in Nepal, Jessica Faye Babcock

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Eliminating Sexual Harassment of Adolescent Girls in Bangladesh: A Comparative Analysis of Multi-level Strategies, Kristan Bakker

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Global Duos: An Internationally-Minded Reflection and Mentorship Program for International Students and Study Abroad Returnees, Amanda C. Batista

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For the Love of Music: A Story of Organizational Culture and Change, Malii Brown

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Global Ambassadors Returnee Program: Can We Change Campus Culture?, Lynn Butler

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Hiring Onsite Field Staff Members in Education Abroad: A Case Study of International Field Studies, Leslie Callihan

Identity Politics: Building an Image without Sacrificing an Organization’s Brand - Creating a Foundation for Appropriate and Sustainable Social Marketing, Shannon Chaney

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Sharing What Works Through South-South Cooperation: The Case of the Risk Reduction Management Centre Replication Project, Rachel M. Cohn

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Advocacy for Marine Management: Contributions to a Policy Advocacy Initiative in the Maldives, Neal Collins

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Using Privilege to Dismantle Privilege: Stories from Anti-Racism Work and Other Liberation Struggles Through the Eyes of a Middle Class, White Man, Nicholas Cream

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"Fighting Against Ourselves, Why History Continues to Repeat Itself?", Rysheema J. Dixon