For country-specific packing recommendations, see trip-specific flyer or talk to your trip leader.
Important Papers & Documents
- Driver's license
- Travel visa (if necessary)
- AIrline tickets
Toiletries & Personal Care
- Important personal medications
- Over-the-counter medications (i.e. Pepto, Tylenol, Tums)
- Insect repellent**
- Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)
- Optional: Small toiletries kit to freshen up during the day
- Water bottle
- Energy bars, Gatorade pouches, etc.
- Ear plugs
- Hats and/or bandana
- Umbrella and/or rain poncho
- Flashlight and/or headlamp
Clothing & Footwear
- Hiking boots or tennis shoes
- Flip flops or sandals
- Clothing that can get muddy, but still look presentable
- Long, breathable pants for community visits****
- Long sleeve, breathable shirts or jackets
- Comfortable clothes (to wear at hotel)
- Photos of your family to share
- Country-specific phrase book
- Swimsuit (optional: if tourism days involve swimming)
- Phone charger
- Face Mask
*Carry the minimal account of cash. We recommedn $20 USD in case of emergencies. All standard costs will be covered.
**Insect repellent will not only help keep the nuisances away, but also reduce the chance that you're exposed to an insect-borne disease. Tip: Use a spray with 30% DEET, not 100% DEET since it has fewer health risks.
***If you aren't sure whether or not the place you're staying provides towels, ask your trip leader. You may pack a small, lightweight, absorbent travel towel.
****Nylon/Nylon blend recommended for active days.