What to Pack for Your Educational Travel Abroad
‘Tis the season to travel abroad and travel across the USA! We’ve put together an extensive checklist for you and your loved ones. If you see things that are missing from the list, feel free to comment below so that we can update it. Technology and travel needs change often! Click HERE for a downloadable pdf!
Standard international airline luggage restrictions are very varied. Check with individual airlines for the terms and pricing for your journey.
7-10 pairs underwear/bras
7 pairs socks
1-2 button down shirts
1-2 long sleeve shirts
1 sweater or sweatshirt
1 rain jacket
2 pairs of jeans
1 pair cotton pants
2 pairs of shorts
1 swimming suit
1 pair of nice shoes (versatile for casual or dress)
1 pair athletic shoes (comfortable for walking)
1 pair sandals
several nice, versatile items for going out
warm clothes that you can layer
all phone/tablet chargers including converters/adapters
1 travel guide (Lonely Planet, Berkley Guide etc.)
extra batteries for electronic devices
3 copies of passport, drivers license, ID pieces
Toiletries (travel sizes if possible)
converter: Any plug-in item will require a converter
contacts, cleaning solution, and case
waterless hand cleaner
ziplock bags (for wet items or other things)
Dramamine (motion sickness pills if needed)
small make up bag
prescription drugs (You should have 2 complete prescriptions filled in case you lose 1)
In Personal Pouch, at all times!
2 credit cards
ATM card (know PIN numbers)
ID pieces (driver’s license, school ID)
$100 in fives, tens and twenties
* Have someone at home know all credit card numbers and phone numbers to call in case there is a theft and keep the same information encrypted somewhere in your belongings.
* Remember, if you see something on this list that you don’t use, don’t bring it. Only bring items that are essential. If you don’t see something on the list that you will need, bring it.