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COIL: Connecting with Mexico Online and On Campus

October 12, 2016

October 24-25, Hispanic Studies and Latin American Studies will be hosting a guest from Mexico.

Damián Martínez Villatoro, an English Professor from the Autonomous University of Chiapas, Mexico, will be visiting campus as part of a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) project with Andrew Snustad in Hispanic Studies.

On Monday, October 24 at 1pm in the Garden Room, there will be a COIL Community of Practice Meeting and Presentation. The two professors, who met at a COIL workshop in Cuernavaca in June 2016, will discuss the specifics of their cross cultural collaboration, which engages their students in a series of cultural conversations that culminate in a virtual translation project.

On Tuesday, October 25 at 2 pm in EduE50, Professor Martínez Villatoro will give a talk about the educational system and culture of this strongly indigenous region of southern Mexico. Both events are open to the public.

For more information about these events, contact Professor Snustad (

For more Information about Collaborative Online International Learning at UMD, visit the COIL website (

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