Packing for Your Trip
For your flight, be sure to bring a carry-on just in case your luggage gets lost. You should include in your carry-on an extra set of clothes, toothbrush, toothpaste, pajamas, as well as any other items you might need on your first night overseas. It is important to fill and bring any prescriptions you might need for the entire duration of your trip. Do not pack documents into the luggage that you will check unto the plane.
The following documents should be carried in your hand or carry-on luggage:
- A set of clothes to last for two days (jeans and t-shirts, a nice blouse)
- Toothbrush, toothpaste
- Pajamas, as well as any other items you might need on your first night overseas.
- It is important to bring any prescriptions you might need for the entire duration of your trip.
- A written report (translated into the language of the host country) of any diagnosed medical condition
- Memories of home: Photographs of family and friends, pets etc
- Photocopies of your passport and visa
- International certificate of vaccinations
- Extra passport photos
- International Student Identity Card
- Bryn Mawr Major Work Plan (so that you can double-check your courses, and will know whether or not to notify your major advisor and/or your dean of any changes)
- Emergency phone numbers for
- Credit cards
- Banks of MAC cards
- Bryn Mawr Dean’s Office and Campus Safety
- Health insurance company
- US Consulate in the host country
- Study Abroad Program/Overseas Institution
As a general rule, pack lightly. You do not want to have to pay excess luggage fees. Also, you will have to carry heavy luggage by yourself once you arrive at the airport.