Packing List


  • Passport and other I.D. (and a photocopy of your passport)
  • Tickets (e-ticket, itinerary, train passes)
  • Address book
  • Journal or notebook
  • Country handbook
  • Maps
  • Center for International Programs Study Abroad Travel Guide with emergency contact information
  • Proof of required immunizations and medical records
  • Directions for arrival at host site
  • Acceptance Letters


  • A lightweight jacket/windbreaker
  • Rain poncho
  • One dress-up outfit (tie for men, skirt or dress for women)
  • Sweater or sweatshirt
  • Socks and undergarments
  • Swimsuit
  • Shorts
  • At least one pair of long pants
  • Shirts - some short-sleeved and some long-sleeved, a collared shirt for men
  • Hat
  • Flip-flops for showers
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable walking shoes


  • Prescription medicine with a doctor’s note
  • Eyeglasses or contact lenses and prescription (an extra pair of glasses or contacts)
  • Lens cleaning solution
  • Contraceptives/condoms
  • Aspirin
  • Any other over-the-counter medications you use
  • Anti-diarrhea medication (Immodium AD is recommended)
  • Multi-vitamins
  • Depending on where you are traveling, contact passport health ( for more information on what medications you might need.
  • Other routine health and medical products you think you may need.
  • Be sure to check the expiration dates of all medications before you leave.
  • Note: If you expect to need regular medical care abroad, take a letter of introduction from your physician at home, providing details of your medical conditions, care and specific needs.


  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap, shampoo, and conditioner
  • Sunscreen, moisturizer, cosmetics
  • Deodorant
  • First-aid kit
  • Tissue
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Razors
  • Comb and brush
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Bug spray containing deet


  • Camera and memory cards
  • Watch
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Towel and washcloth
  • Small flashlight
  • Water bottle
  • Folding umbrella
  • Sewing kit
  • Plastic bags
  • Converter and adapter plugs for electrical appliances
  • myUSI pin #, login and password


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