The Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies has developed a close partnership with the UNC School of Education. Current collaborations include:

a virtual exchange program which matches pre-MAT and MAT students with an education student from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, to discuss how various educational theories can be implemented in their home countries;

an informal discussion among pre-MAT and MAT students and guest speakers to talk about issues, challenges, and successes in working with English Language Learners;

an opportunity for UNC School of Education students to learn about experiential education by either traveling to Quito, Ecuador, or to meet visiting students from Universidad San Francisco de Quito during their visit to the United States.

For more information about any of these collaborations, contact Corin Zaragoza Estrera ( or Dr. Kristin Papoi (