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Participant's Guide to the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve listed two airports. Which one is the best?

What time should I arrive/depart?

How do you select roommates?

What happens if I don’t get along with my roommate?

May I have a private room?

I have a medical condition that requires special attention. Do I need to let you know in advance?

I have a disability. Will I be able to participate in the Institute?

Are the rooms air-conditioned?

Will I have a private bathroom? What about a hair dryer, a coffee maker, or an iron?

What about a refrigerator?

Are all of my meals really covered?

I’m on Weight Watchers/Atkins/have food allergies/am a vegetarian. What kinds of meals will be served?

What should I pack to wear? Where can I wash clothes?

We want you to be comfortable while you are here. Most participants bring shorts, t-shirts/collared shirts, and good walking shoes. While sandals are also great, the streets in Williamsburg have pebbles and sand that may irritate. You are not required to “dress up” for any event we host, including dinners.

At this time, the only facility with washers/dryers is a considerable distance from the Colonial Houses. You may haul your dirty laundry on the bus to the Woodlands Hotel and Suites, but most participants avoid doing so. The Colonial Houses do provide dry cleaning and laundry service. Cost depends on the items being cleaned. It usually takes less than one day to have your clothing cleaned and returned.

Should I dress up for Orientation?

Will I have Internet access in my room?

I noticed there seems to be a lot of walking around outside. What happens when it rains?

Where and when will I be able to take pictures?

How much money should I bring?

May I bring my family?

I want professional development credit for my attendance. What do I need to do?

How do I receive college credit for participating in the Teacher Institute?