A comprehensive description of packing recommendations can be found under Preparing for Your Trip


  • One weekend bag for overnight excursions (if applicable)
  • Do not bring more than two checked bags


  • Passport
  • Airline ticket/confirmation information
  • Arrival instructions (what to do upon arrival, how to arrive to program housing)
  • Housing information (address, phone number, map)
  • USD ID card
  • Drivers license
  • ACE/EuropAssist ID card
  • Photocopies of documents (passports, front and back of debit/credit cards)


  • Clothing for layering- tank tops, shirts, sweaters, pants, shorts, skirts
  • General- socks, undergarments
  • Comfortable walking shoes (note: high heels are not recommended)
  • Flip-flops or slippers (in many countries it is not appropriate to walk around barefoot)
  • Rain jacket
  • Jacket or coat (depending on climate)
  • Bathing suit (depending on climate)
  • Scarves (depending on climate)
  • Workout attire (if desired)
  • A nice outfit (this may be required for guest speakers or company visits)


  • Laptop & Charger
  • Smartphone from US such as iphone or Droid (many students use these devices on wifi to maintain communication)
  • Voltage converter
  • Plug adapter
  • USB drive
  • Headphones
  • Camera
  • MP3/iPod
  • Hair dryer (please check with your study abroad advisor to verify if hair dryers are provided)


  • Course textbook/reader (if applicable)
  • Course materials (notebook, pens/pencils, etc.)


  • Medications to last you the entire trip
  • Copy of all prescriptions
  • Vitamins
  • Hand sanitizer/wipes
  • Over the counter medications (Advil/Tylenol, Pepto Bismol, Cold & Flu medication)
  • Mini first aid kit


  • Purse with zipper to close
  • Re-usable water bottle
  • Hairdryer (you will need to use an adapter and converter)
  • Ziplock bags
  • Laundry detergent
  • Umbrella
  • Alarm clock (if not using cell phone)


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