The Capstone Paper is written by students in the SIT Graduate Institute Master of Arts degree 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 prior to July 2011 in the Capstone Collection are limited to SIT and other World Learning faculty, staff, students, and alumni. If you are not affiliated with SIT or World Learning and want access to these papers contact your local library and ask about requesting the hard copy on interlibrary loan. Full-text papers written after July 2011 are openly accessible to the public.

Due to copyright restrictions some papers are not available full-text electronically. World Learning affiliated students and staff can check these papers out of the library or, if you are off-campus, request them via interlibrary loan

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Submissions from 2019

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Robotics in Japan: A Program Design for The Experiment in International Living, Allison Barnes

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Making a Diplomat: Study Abroad Pathways to International Relations Occupations, anthony e. ciero

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The River is Flooded by Tributaries: Incorporating ways of knowing in online pedagogy, Julie DeBenedictis

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ACCENT MODIFICATION PROGRAM: A PROGRAM FOR FOREIGN-BORN EMPLOYEES AT ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL, Lisa Gaddy

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Radical Empathy and Community Empowerment in Practice: International Student Retention at SUNY Plattsburgh, Courtney Gehen

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The Short-Term Youth Exchange Program, Kristia Grandison

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Reimagining the College as a Safe Haven: The Marlboro Community Asylum Seekers Project, Emma Huse

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Beyond the Buzzwords: A Framework of Inclusive Excellence for Leader Hiring and Training at The Experiment in International Living, Chelsea Johnson

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Elements of Successful Education Abroad Programs for STEM and Vocational Students: Lessons from the University of Wisconsin – Stout, Polytechnic, Amy Kelley

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Japan: Universal Design and Innovation, Lindsay Kravit

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Exploring Community Through Service in Cape Coast, Ghana: A Faculty Led Program, Rose Nelson

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Peacebuilding And Community Development, A Civic Engagement Program For Vietnamese Undergraduate Students In Cambodia, Thuy Nguyen

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Social Innovation Abroad: Service-Learning Program at Magga Foundation, Thazin Nyein Kyaw

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Language Matters: What are the Primary School Teachers' Perspectives and Lived Experiences of Burundi's Language Policy?, Leah Passauer

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Meeting the Training Needs of Des Moines-Area Adult ESL Teachers, Elyse Pate

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Music as a Cultural Gateway: A Short-Term Folk Music Program in Albania, Catherine Pierattini

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You Can't Teach Global Engagement: Solving the Dilemma of How to Integrate Academic and Cultural Learning Objectives Within a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program, Michele Raphoon

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The Value of Mentorship Opportunities: The International Student Mentorship Program, Andrew Toledo

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Internationalization through Study Abroad at Miami University: A Look at Access, Inclusion and Quality, Kelsey Toyoda

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Siena College Summer Institute: A program design for a short-term program for students from Siena's international exchange universities., Angelique Turman Corchado

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Intercultural Communication in International Student Advisor-Advisee Relationships, Stacy Woodward

Submissions from 2018

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The Implementation of the Extreme Visa Vetting Policy and its Effects on International Students and Scholars, Amelia Burke

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Going Full Circle: Connecting Re-entry and Preparation for the Harlaxton Study Abroad Program, Kaylynn Carver

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Expectations of Teacher Trainers: To Inspire or Not To Inspire The Case of a Mozambican Institute, Francesca Cellini

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Language and Personal Growth in Study Abroad, Cynthia Columbus

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Ecuador as an Academic Destination: Building a National Strategy, Silvia Donoso

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The African American Experience on Study Abroad: A Closer Look at the Student Perspective, Vanessa Doyle

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Incorporating Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) into Study Abroad Courses: A Training Design, Michelle Esche

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Engaging International Transfer Students at University of Washington Tacoma, Amber Hallberg

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LeadOn Alliance: Empowering Alaska's Youth Through Inclusive Programming, Megan Juneau

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Student Teaching Cuenca: An Overseas Student Teaching Placement Program for Taylor University, Janae Knipp

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From Theory to Curriculum: A Best Practices Model for a New International Student Cultural Acclimation Course, Denise Leinonen

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Integrating Student Development Theory into Education Abroad Advising, Amanda Lentz

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Hands-On with On-Site Students? Exploration of the Expanding Role of the Third-Party Provider Education Abroad Advisor, Emma Lynch

"RU Ready?" Academic Success Program for First-Year International Undergraduate Students from China at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Mary Ellen Maguire

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A Cappella Bridge: Towards a More Reciprocal Arts-Based Exchange, Daniel Malin

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Exploring the Influence of the African Diaspora in Spain: A Short-Term Program Design, Stephanie McCreary

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HBCUs Abroad: Design and Delivery of the First-Year Haiti Experience, Javonni S. McGlaurin

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The Experience of Transgender Students in Study Abroad Programming, Nicholas McIntyre

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Outlander Abroad, Megan Melbourne

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Maslow & Mezirow in Orientation: Redesigning Stanford's Orientation for BOSP Students, Elizabeth Monroe

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Closing The Circle: Comprehensive Study Abroad Reentry Programming in a Small Liberal Arts College, Dora Musini

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Connecting Cultural Ties with Latinx Identity: An Explorative Semester in Mexico City, Margaret Musty

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SHORT-TERM PROGRAM (RE-ENTRY WORKSHOP) FOR GRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS RETURNING FROM THE UNITED STATES TO KOSOVO, Marija Nikolic

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Beyond the Numbers: Comprehensive Internationalization at Miami University, Andres Oliver

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Not So Bizarre Foods: Exploring the historical and cultural traditions behind the foods of France, Germany, and Italy, Kari Pederson Behrends

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The Kiwi Way: Marketing in New Zealand, A Program Design for Johnson & Wales University, Rachael L. Peters

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Is the J-1 Trainee and Intern Exchange Visitor Program Still Fulfilling Its Original Purpose as an Educational and Cultural Exchange Program?, Rachael Ropkey

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Addressing the Assumption; A Case Study on Student Motivations and Barriers to Study Second Language Abroad, Rebecca Schano

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Expanding Language Travel, Stefani Sellers

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The Earth Sciences Field Camp: A Short-Term Study Abroad Program Design, Catherine Tartaglia

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Education Provision to Internally Displaced Children in Northern Shan and Kachin States in Burma, Nang K Thwe

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Connecting Study Abroad to Careers, Graduate School, and Fellowships: An Advising Program for Yale-NUS College, Beth Uding

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The Role of the International Educator in Understanding International Student Identity Development, Kelsey Walsh

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Assessing Risk: An El Nomad Case Study, Laura Wondra

Submissions from 2017

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Anti-Japanese Sentiment among Graduates of South Korean Public Schools, Jamal Barbari

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The Power of Discomfort in Learning Abroad, Alexis Barge

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Advantages & Challenges: An Assessment of SUNY Oneonta's Current Approach to International Student Services, Sarah Busche

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Innovation in Digital Music: A Customized Program for Barcelona SAE, Daniel E. Childs

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International Student Transitions After Yale (iSTAY): Career Development and Post-Graduation Transition Program for International Students, Alison Young Eun Cho

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Expanding Learning While Away: Intercultural Communication Course, Cassandra Clements

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Project-Based Learning in Distance Learning High School Courses, Alison Davis

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Mental Health Support for Students During Study Abroad, Sylvia DeMichiel

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From Rural to Global: Public High School Internationalization Efforts in Rural Wyoming, Josephine Fleming

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Meeting Their Needs: A Comprehensive Internationalization Analysis of The University of San Diego's Undergraduate Student Mobility Programs, Alana Franklin

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Summer of Culture: Jordan - A CROSS-CULTURAL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM THE UNITED STATES AND JORDAN, Adam Freed

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Assessing the Influence of Career-Linked Experiential Opportunities on the F-1 Undergraduate Student Enrollment Decision-Making Process, Harrison Fuerst

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A Well-Rounded Experience: Connecting the Home Campus to the Study Abroad Experience and The Study Abroad Experience to the Home Campus, Mary Aurora Grandinetti

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International Student Orientation: Engagment Practices at Johnson and Wales University, Sarah P. Habtemariam

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Towards Soulful and Sustainable Service: The Role of Ethics in Global Service-Learning Programs within Faith-Based Tertiary Institutions, Corrie Johnson

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In Pursuit of Intercultural Competency During Study Abroad, Leslie Johnson

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Identity-Oriented Program, Isaac Jorgensen

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Applying Universal Design for Learning to Study Abroad Programs: A Best Practices Model for Education Abroad Professionals, Juanita Lillie

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Measuring What Matters: Exploring Student Motivations to Inform International Student Recruitment, Rebecca Lubitz

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PeaceJam University Scholars Program: Through the Lens of the Laureates, Kara Lundin

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Enhancing Global Education in China - A Global Citizen Language Program, Wen Amy Luo

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Residential Life Curriculum: Wyoming Seminary, Allie Maxwell

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Semester at Sea Global Studies Program, Laura B. McDonald

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A Comparative Approach to Non-Formal Education: The Power of Sport for Female Youth, Meghan McMillan

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Media, Borders, and Citizenship: Internationalization and Social Justice in an Undergraduate Communication Program at a Public University in New England, Kristi Mientka

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Toward Comprehensive Internationalization: A Proposal for Integrating Study Abroad Programs into a Secondary School Curriculum, David A. Miller

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Did You Get the Message?: Influence of Study Abroad Marketing to Prospective Students in Maryville College Study Abroad Demographics, Alissa M. Morson

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Discourse at the International School of Asia in Karuizawa: Language and Practice, Merisa Muharemovic

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Reich Scholar Program: A Scholarship and Leadership Training Program for International Students with Disabilities at Dartmouth College, Megan Murray

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Policy Analysis on UNESCO's Action Plan for Gender Equality 2014-2021, Sarah Nagel

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Food Allergies Abroad: An Exploration of the Experiences Individuals with Food Allergies Face While Studying Abroad, Danielle M. Roberge

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What It Means to be a Global Campus: A Case Study of Internationalization on the University of Washington Campus, Catherine Rock

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MA in International Education - Low-Residency Singapore Program, Joyce Ting (Chen)

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You & Me, Them & We: International Students Making Meaning(s) of Ethnic and Racial Identities at West Mountains College, Andrew Turgeon

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS: AN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM DESIGN IN PUBLICH HEALTH, Elizabeth Anne Tyrie

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An Analysis of Vermont Academy's Internationalization Effort, Xiang Wang Mr.

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PROGRAM DESIGN, DELIVERY, AND EVALUATION: LPC US HOST FAMILY PROGRAM, Gillian Wigton Bell

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Kiswahili or English: A Policy Analysis of Language Instruction in Tanzania, Mari C. Yogi

Submissions from 2016

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West African Refugees in Baltimore City: Pros and Cons, Christianah T. Adeneye

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Diversifying the Curriculum: An Analysis of Diversity Course Policies at the University of California San Diego, Maria Lourdes Amparo

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Internationalizing Teacher Education: A Case Study of a School of Education, Florence Bromfield

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Advocating for In-service Teacher Training in Mexico: English4Mexico, Carrie Byrne

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Post Program Involvement in Community Service and Volunteerism: An Examination of Youth Exchange and Study Program Alumni, Ashleigh Caws

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Cross-Cultural Confidence: A Program Design for Accessible Intercultural Competence on Campus, Erika Clement

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ENLACES: Transformative Educational Policy for the Latin American and Caribbean Region, Kelcy B. Cox