Marlous Schouten, 4th year Facility Management student, participated in several COIL projects. COIL stands for Collaborative Online International Learning and gives students (and teachers) of THUAS the opportunity to gain international learning and collaboration experience. For example, Marlous made a magazine about cultural similarities and differences with students from Mexico and thought about a sustainable catering concept with students from Switzerland. She also supported the design and implementation of COIL projects with South Africa. Jos Beelen, professor Global Learning, interviewed Marlous about her experiences. He also asked her for tips for teachers and students who want to work with COIL. 'Start small and see what works' is one of Marloes' tips for teachers. She advises students to learn about the cultural background of collaborative partners.  

Read more ‘A student perspective: making the most of participation in a COIL practice’ (pdf)