Meet the Travelers

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First, these are our wonderful professors, Dr. Will Walker and Dr. Maria Montoya who will be leading us on this adventure through Colombia. Dr. Walker teaches oral history, public history, American social and cultural history, and the history of museums at the Cooperstown Graduate program in Cooperstown, NY. Dr. Montoya teaches introductory and advanced Spanish courses at SUNY Oneonta in Oneonta, NY.

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This is Erica Braithwaite. She is from Smithown, NY. She is a sophomore at SUNY Oneonta and is majoring in adolescence education and Spanish.


This is Haley Fallon. She is from Albany, NY. She is a junior at SUNY Oneonta and majors in Spanish.

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This is Alex Bates. She is from East Hampton, NY. She is a junior at SUNY Oneonta where she majors in Spanish and sociology and has a concentration in criminal justice.


This is Falicia Eddy. She is from Smyrna, NY, a small rural town about an hour from Oneonta. She is graduating with a Masters in Museum Studies at the Cooperstown Graduate Program this semester.


This is Tori Lee. She is in the Cooperstown Graduate Program and is graduating this semester.

What is COIL?

COIL stands for Collaborative Online International Learning. COIL is a program where students from schools in different countries can speak, synchronously or asynchronously, via Skype, email, Voice Thread, Google Docs, Facebook, or other forms of communication. Each student in a class is paired with a student from another school in a different country and is given a prompt by their teacher about which to speak. During this time, the students are able to get to know each other on and individual level and learn about the culture and customs of this person’s country. This is the link to the COIL website: http://coil.suny.edu/