Packing Checklist

What to bring in your carry-on:

  • Passport & passport pouch
  • Driver’s license or student ID card
  • Money & travelers cheques / ATM or credit card
  • Pocket Reference for Hotel Information and Emergency Phone Numbers
  • Medications (enough for several days)
  • Camera / film / batteries / extra memory cards
  • Pocket dictionary
  • Student Handbook & Journal / pens
  • Essential personal items: eyeglasses or contact lens case, one set of clothes

In case your baggage is delayed, you will want to have these important items with you!

What to pack in your suitcase:

Clothing

  • Two pairs of jeans and/or pants
  • Two pairs of comfortable walking shoes
  • Several shirts – short & long-sleeved so you can layer clothes
  • Sleepwear & slippers (hotels are sometimes colder at night than what Americans are used to)
  • Underwear & socks (that can be easily washed in a hotel sink to rewear)
  • Swimsuit
  • One sweater
  • Windbreaker – waterproof!
  • One nice outfit to wear for special dinner or outing with host family
    Boys: dress shirt & slacks Girls: dress or skirt with blouse

Toiletries

  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Soap in a plastic container
  • Deodorant & razor
  • Hairbrush / comb
  • Contact solution if needed
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Medications and copies of any medical prescriptions you may need
  • An extra pair of glasses, contact lenses or a prescription for their replacement

* Pack toiletries in zip-lock bags to prevent leakage.

Miscellaneous

  • Lightweight wallet / coin purse for change
  • Sunglasses / Sunscreen
  • Small umbrella
  • Travel packs of Kleenex
  • Hand wipes or antibacterial gel
  • Watch & travel alarm clock
  • Plastic bags for wet or dirty clothing
  • Small packet of laundry detergent for washing clothing in hotel sink
  • Small backpack or tote bag for excursions and for packing souvenirs.
  • Adapters and/or Universal chargers