You should be prepared to use video-chat tools to communicate with your advisers and colleagues in the program – Google Hangouts are a frequently used choice (a Gmail and Google+ account are required to use Hangouts).
The video overview below provides an introduction to the features of Google Hangouts. You can also find more information and instructions at: https://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/ or there are many video tutorials on Youtube.
To get started you will need the following equipment:
- A webcam (often built into laptops)
- Headset or Headset/Microphone for your computer
- A hangout “app” if you have an iPad, iphone or an Android tablet or phone (with a built in camera).