EDUROAM is an international group of colleges and universities that allow people from member institutions to use each other’s wireless networks, without jumping through any special hoops.
EDUROAM is relatively new in the United States. In fact, we are the first small liberal arts college to join. However, there are thousands of member institutions in Europe and it is growing elsewhere as well. For example, there are over 150 places in France where you can use your Swarthmore College userID and password to get on their wireless network.
Likewise, if you are hosting scholars from Europe or the U.K., it’s very likely that their home institutions are members of EDUROAM. They will be able to use Swarthmore’s wireless network by signing on with their home userID and password.