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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?

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?

Much of the traveling from place to place is done on foot. You will walk several miles each day as you explore Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City and surrounding sites.

Programming continues through all types of weather, including rain. This part of Virginia often experiences late-afternoon thunderstorms. It is important to bring rain gear like a poncho or an umbrella.

Because Colonial Williamsburg seldom closes—even for hurricanes—we do not anticipate changes to our schedules due to weather. In case of lightning or other severe weather, we reserve the right to alter the schedule, but programs are rarely canceled due to weather.

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?