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Capstone Project for Study Abroad and International Internship Students



Every Western Oregon University student who studies abroad or who participates in an international internship completes a capstone project. The purpose of the project is to prepare students for success abroad, to enhance their cultural observation skills, to facilitate their reflection on the impact of the study abroad or international internship experience once they return, and to assist them in articulating why the experience mattered both to themselves and to potential employers.


Students may access the capstone syllabus and the assignment handouts using the links below.




Study Abroad Capstone Project syllabus and assignments



Pre-Departure Survey

Photo Blogging Assignment

Return Survey

Digital Storytelling Assignment

Digital Storytelling Grading Rubric

Digital Storytelling Video Basics

Resume Assignment

Important Dates: Orientation & Re-entry Sessions


Note: Remember to register your trip with the U.S. Department of State Smart Traveler Program


Due dates for capstone project assignments are listed in the syllabus. Late assignments will not be accepted.







The Office of Study Abroad phone: 503-838-8905 fax: 503-838-8338 | or e-mail:
Location: Maaske 122