Europe Trip Packing Suggestions
the departure date approaches, you should
be preparing for the trip.
a few suggestions to help you.
You will be carrying
your suitcase everywhere we go so make
sure that it is light and easy to carry.
Only pack the bare minimum. It would
be a good idea to invest in a backpacking
backpack or a suitcase with wheels.
Remember: If you are
planning on buying gifts while you are
there to leave some room in your suitcase.
- One nice
outfit (shoes included)
- Raincoat or umbrella
- Warm coat or sweater
- COMFORTABLE WALKING SHOES
- Toiletries (travel sized shampoo,
conditioner, deodorant, body wash, hair
supplies toothbrush and toothpaste,
hair ties, feminine hygiene products)
- Small first aid kit with Band-Aids,
cold medicine, Tylenol, Neosporin etc.
- Prescription medications MUST
be in their original bottles
- Nail clippers
- Travel money pouch that can
be hidden under clothing.
- Socks and underwear
- Backpack or sack that can be
used for day trips (best if it has a
zipper or something to deter pick-pockets)
- A few sets of clothes with
colors that are interchangeable so you
can have many different clothing options
with minimal weight
- Small notebook and pen
- Passport, money, credit card,
and a copy of your passport, credit
card and birth certificate
- Music Player
- International calling card
(don't forget to get the number for
the international operator BEFORE you
leave the states)
- If you are bringing electrical
appliances (hairdryer etc) you will
need an adaptor
- Extra contacts/glasses/cases
- Students should count
on needing $100-150 just for lunches.
- You should start thinking about how
much money you want to bring for presents/spending
- The best
way to deal with money is to set up
an ATM card (Visa or Mastercard: American
Express and Discover are rarely accepted).
The bank will automatically take the
best exchange rate, and money will be
more easily accessible.
- The student
should have some cash for emergencies
checks are hard to deal with and have
poor exchange rates. If the student
can't gat an ATM card, travelers checks
are an option, but not very convenient.
- Your final payment
is due Feb. 25. If you do not have it
submitted by this date there will be
a $75 fee.
If you do not already
have your passport, you should be sending
for one over break. Passports take a
minimum of one month to process - that
is only if there are no errors. Count
on it taking longer.
For your passport
you will need:
- Two passport photos (Kinkos
is the best place to get them)
- A passport application
- Your birth certificate or an
- Passport fee
You can get
your passport applications from the
south post office (on Boardwalk).