The I-House provides two Windows computers that have been equipped for internet connectivity, including video and audio conferencing.
After arriving at Washington College, you will be given an envelope during your Technology Orientation session that contains your NetID and password which you can use to access the Washington College network from lab systems and your own computer.
OIT does not allow Skype to be used on the campus network due to the way it uses resources, even while idle. Instead, OIT recommends using AOL Instant Messenger, iChat, Logitech Vid and Yahoo! Messenger for text, audio and video chatting. Learn more about chat software by reading the Chat Software Policy.
Gadgets in the US operate on Type A & B outlets. If your home country does not use this sort of outlet, be sure to review which adapters are required and bring them with you for use at WC.
Learn more about power outlets.
Whether you are trying to make your foreign computer work with American English or set a lab machine to work in your native language, you will no doubt encounter a situation in which it would be useful to change the language preferences on a computer.
Luckily, this guide (PDF) makes it easy to do so whether you are on Windows or Mac. It also contains steps for changing your preferences in Microsoft Office.
If you have more questions, please contact the HelpDesk at 410-778-7777.
To speak with an International Students advisor, contact the Office of International Programs.