Africa

South Africa Service & Safari

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Warmer clothes (jeans, sweatshirts, jackets) – remember, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere!
  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Any old clothing you would like to donate to the village where we are doing our
    community service
  • Soccer balls, decks of cards, nail polish, etc. are always great to bring to share with the kids
Ultimate South Africa Service & Safari

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Warmer clothes (jeans, sweatshirts, jackets) – remember, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere!
  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Any old clothing you would like to donate to the village where we are doing our
    community service
  • Soccer balls, decks of cards, nail polish, etc. are always great to bring to share with the kids
Ultimate Africa: South Africa and Tanzania Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Warmer clothes (jeans, sweatshirts, jackets) – remember, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere!
  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Any old clothing you would like to donate to the village where we are doing our
    community service
  • Soccer balls, decks of cards, nail polish, etc. are always great to bring to share with the kids
Tanzania Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat (for sun coverage)
  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel – we recommend microfiber towels that dry quickly and don’t take up much space in your suitcase
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent and Afterbite
  • Small flashlight or headlamp
  • Earplugs
  • Headphones for the plane and down time
  • International ATM/debit card (please refer to the >> Currency Section of The TFT Parent Manual page for more information)
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories – Tanzania uses plug types D and G, with G being the more common type (the same as the UK). Plug type D is the plug that has three round pins in a triangular pattern and plug type G is the plug that has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin.
  • Any extra batteries and chargers for your electronics
  • Travel pillow
  • Flip flops for the shower and beach
  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Work shoes (old athletic shoes are fine) and work clothes (items you don’t mind getting dirty)
  • Athletic clothes for after school sports – gym shorts and running shorts (shorts can hit above the knee in this case), athletic tops (tank tops are fine for sports activities), sports bra(s)
  • Male participants: shirts with sleeves, trousers, and shorts at or below the knee
  • Female participants: loose trousers and/or skirts/dresses that fall below the knee and shirts and blouses that cover the shoulders and are not too low cut or backless. No belly shirts!
  • Decks of cards, colored pencils & coloring books, string for friendship bracelets, etc. are always great to bring to share with the students – anything for arts and crafts and easy to learn games!
  • Back-up snacks: many meal times will offer limited choices, so if you are a picky eater or have dietary restrictions, it’s a good idea to pack a few granola bars, etc. so you have something on hand
  • A long-sleeve top for evenings – it will be very hot during the day, but when the sun goes down, the temperature can be quite fresh
  • One “nice” outfit to dress up a bit for our final dinner in Morogoro and our final dinner in Stone Town (nothing fancy, just something fun for a nice meal together!)
  • 21-day participants: A warm top – some days in Arusha will be chilly at night and in the morning, with an overall temperature range of 60-90 degrees farenheit over the course of the Northern Circuit portion of the program
Tanzania Service & Safari

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat (for sun coverage)
  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel – we recommend microfiber towels that dry quickly and don’t take up much space in your suitcase
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent and Afterbite
  • Small flashlight or headlamp
  • Earplugs
  • Headphones for the plane and down time
  • International ATM/debit card (please refer to the >> Currency Section of The TFT Parent Manual page for more information)
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories – Tanzania uses plug types D and G, with G being the more common type (the same as the UK). Plug type D is the plug that has three round pins in a triangular pattern and plug type G is the plug that has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin.
  • Any extra batteries and chargers for your electronics
  • Travel pillow
  • Flip flops for the shower and beach
  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Work shoes (old athletic shoes are fine) and work clothes (items you don’t mind getting dirty)
  • Athletic clothes for after school sports – gym shorts and running shorts (shorts can hit above the knee in this case), athletic tops (tank tops are fine for sports activities), sports bra(s)
  • Male participants: shirts with sleeves, trousers, and shorts at or below the knee
  • Female participants: loose trousers and/or skirts/dresses that fall below the knee and shirts and blouses that cover the shoulders and are not too low cut or backless. No belly shirts!
  • Decks of cards, colored pencils & coloring books, string for friendship bracelets, etc. are always great to bring to share with the students – anything for arts and crafts and easy to learn games!
  • Back-up snacks: many meal times will offer limited choices, so if you are a picky eater or have dietary restrictions, it’s a good idea to pack a few granola bars, etc. so you have something on hand
  • A long-sleeve top for evenings – it will be very hot during the day, but when the sun goes down, the temperature can be quite fresh
  • One “nice” outfit to dress up a bit for our final dinner in Morogoro and our final dinner in Stone Town (nothing fancy, just something fun for a nice meal together!)
  • 21-day participants: A warm top – some days in Arusha will be chilly at night and in the morning, with an overall temperature range of 60-90 degrees farenheit over the course of the Northern Circuit portion of the program

Latin America

Belize Scuba & Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
    A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
    Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
    1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)

Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket
  • Closed toe water shoes or durable sandals
  • Optional surf attire if you already have it (if not, a surf rash guard will be provided)
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty (workout clothes are best/anything that dries quickly)
  • Several bathing suits
  • Sunscreen
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Beach towel
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Dive Mask
  • Fins
  • Booties
  • Wetsuit
Belize Ultimate Scuba & Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket
  • Closed toe water shoes or durable sandals
  • Optional surf attire if you already have it (if not, a surf rash guard will be provided)
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty (workout clothes are best/anything that dries quickly)
  • Several bathing suits
  • Sunscreen
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Beach towel
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Dive Mask
  • Fins
  • Booties
  • Wetsuit
Costa Rica Surf & Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)
  • LUGGAGE
  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.
  • RECOMMENDED ITEMS
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics
  • WHAT NOT TO BRING
  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!
  • TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS
  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket
  • Closed toe water shoes or durable sandals
  • Optional surf attire if you already have it (if not, a surf rash guard will be provided)
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty (workout clothes are best/anything that dries quickly)
  • Several bathing suits
  • Sunscreen
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Beach towel
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • Flashlight or headlamp
Costa Rica Adventure & Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket
  • Closed toe water shoes or durable sandals
  • Optional surf attire if you already have it (if not, a surf rash guard will be provided)
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty (workout clothes are best/anything that dries quickly)
  • Several bathing suits
  • Sunscreen
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Beach towel
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • Flashlight or headlamp
Peru Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket
  • Closed toe water shoes or durable sandals
  • Winter clothes
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty (workout clothes are best/anything that dries quickly)
  • Sunscreen
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Beach towel
  • Protein bars/snacks
Costa Rica Animal Rescue Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket
  • Closed toe water shoes or durable sandals
  • Optional surf attire if you already have it (if not, a surf rash guard will be provided)
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty (workout clothes are best/anything that dries quickly)
  • Several bathing suits
  • Sunscreen
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Beach towel
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • Flashlight or headlamp
Peru, Ecuador & the Galápagos Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Insect repellent
  • Jacket and warm hat (it gets cold at night)
  • Water shoes
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Refillable water bottle
  • A hat (sun protection)
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Optional surf attire (surf rash guard will be provided)
  • Gardening gloves for community service
  • Winter clothes
Costa Rica for Older Teens: Adrenaline

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket
  • Closed toe water shoes or durable sandals
  • Optional surf attire if you already have it (if not, a surf rash guard will be provided)
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty (workout clothes are best/anything that dries quickly)
  • Several bathing suits
  • Sunscreen
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Beach towel
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • Flashlight or headlamp
Costa Rica: Spanish Language Immersion & Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket
  • Closed toe water shoes or durable sandals
  • Optional surf attire if you already have it (if not, a surf rash guard will be provided)
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty (workout clothes are best/anything that dries quickly)
  • Several bathing suits
  • Sunscreen
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Beach towel
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • Flashlight or headlamp
Costa Rica for Middle School: Hola Costa Rica

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket
  • Closed toe water shoes or durable sandals
  • Optional surf attire if you already have it (if not, a surf rash guard will be provided)
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty (workout clothes are best/anything that dries quickly)
  • Several bathing suits
  • Sunscreen
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Beach towel
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • Flashlight or headlamp
Costa Rica: Healthcare Education and Medical Outreach

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Several bathing suits
  • Sunscreen
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Beach towel
Ecuador & the Galápagos

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Insect repellent
  • Jacket and warm hat (it gets cold at night)
  • Optional surf attire (surf rash guard will be provided)
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Refillable water bottle
  • A hat (sun protection)
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Gardening gloves for community service
Ecuador, the Galápagos and the Amazon Adventure & Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket and a sweater
  • Closed toe water shoes
  • Optional surf attire (surf rash guard will be provided)
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Flashlight or headlamp
Costa Rica for Older Teens: Ultimate Adventure & Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket
  • Closed toe water shoes or durable sandals
  • Optional surf attire if you already have it (if not, a surf rash guard will be provided)
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty (workout clothes are best/anything that dries quickly)
  • Several bathing suits
  • Sunscreen
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Beach towel
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • Flashlight or headlamp
Costa Rica Ultimate Adventure & Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket
  • Closed toe water shoes or durable sandals
  • Optional surf attire if you already have it (if not, a surf rash guard will be provided)
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty (workout clothes are best/anything that dries quickly)
  • Several bathing suits
  • Sunscreen
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Beach towel
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • Flashlight or headlamp
Costa Rica for Middle School: Ultimate Adventure & Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket
  • Closed toe water shoes or durable sandals
  • Optional surf attire if you already have it (if not, a surf rash guard will be provided)
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty (workout clothes are best/anything that dries quickly)
  • Several bathing suits
  • Sunscreen
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Beach towel
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • Flashlight or headlamp
Peru, Ecuador & the Galápagos Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Insect repellent
  • Jacket and warm hat (it gets cold at night)
  • Water shoes
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Refillable water bottle
  • A hat (sun protection)
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Optional surf attire (surf rash guard will be provided)
  • Gardening gloves for community service
  • Winter clothes
Costa Rica Sea Turtle Service & Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket
  • Closed toe water shoes or durable sandals
  • Optional surf attire if you already have it (if not, a surf rash guard will be provided)
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty (workout clothes are best/anything that dries quickly)
  • Several bathing suits
  • Sunscreen
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Beach towel
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • Flashlight or headlamp
Costa Rica Adrenaline

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket
  • Closed toe water shoes or durable sandals
  • Optional surf attire if you already have it (if not, a surf rash guard will be provided)
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty (workout clothes are best/anything that dries quickly)
  • Several bathing suits
  • Sunscreen
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Beach towel
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • Flashlight or headlamp
Costa Rica Adrenaline for Middle School

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

Costa Rica for Older Teens: Adventure & Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket
  • Closed toe water shoes or durable sandals
  • Optional surf attire if you already have it (if not, a surf rash guard will be provided)
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty (workout clothes are best/anything that dries quickly)
  • Several bathing suits
  • Sunscreen
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Beach towel
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • Flashlight or headlamp
Costa Rica for Middle School: Hola Costa Rica

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket
  • Closed toe water shoes or durable sandals
  • Optional surf attire if you already have it (if not, a surf rash guard will be provided)
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty (workout clothes are best/anything that dries quickly)
  • Several bathing suits
  • Sunscreen
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Beach towel
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • Flashlight or headlamp

North America

Hawaii Sea Turtle Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories

Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics
WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • REEF SAFE Sunscreen–Certain sunscreens are now illegal in Hawaii because the chemicals destroy coral reefs. Eco-friendly sunscreen does not contain the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, and instead choose non-nano zinc and/or titanium oxide. Example brand here.
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Work clothes
  • Long sleeved rash-guard for surfing if you own one
USA for Older Teens: Hawaii Big Island Service & Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • REEF SAFE Sunscreen–Certain sunscreens are now illegal in Hawaii because the chemicals destroy coral reefs. Eco-friendly sunscreen does not contain the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, and instead choose non-nano zinc and/or titanium oxide. Example brand here.
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Work clothes
  • Long sleeved rash-guard for surfing if you own one
Canada Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • If you have your own heeled equestrian boots feel free to pack these instead of borrowing from the guest ranch!
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
USA for Middle School: Hello California

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Hiking boots/shoes
  • Travel towel
  • Bathing suit
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Rash-guard for surfing if you own one
USA Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
USA & Rocky Mountains Pacific Northwest Explorer

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • If you have your own heeled equestrian boots feel free to pack these instead of borrowing from the guest ranch!
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
USA Ultimate Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • If you have your own heeled equestrian boots feel free to pack these instead of borrowing from the guest ranch!
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
USA: North American Expedition

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • If you have your own heeled equestrian boots feel free to pack these instead of borrowing from the guest ranch!
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
Wyoming: Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Park Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU
  • BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • If you have your own heeled equestrian boots feel free to pack these instead of borrowing from the guest ranch!
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
Colorado & Wyoming: National Parks Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU
  • BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • If you have your own heeled equestrian boots feel free to pack these instead of borrowing from the guest ranch!
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
Colorado: Rocky Mountain Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU
    BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
Utah: National Parks Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
Colorado & Utah National Parks Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU
  • BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • If you have your own heeled equestrian boots feel free to pack these instead of borrowing from the guest ranch!
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
USA for Middle School: American Southwest Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU
    BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
USA for Middle School: American Southwest & California

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU
    BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
Maine: Acadia National Park Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU
    BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • If you have your own heeled equestrian boots feel free to pack these instead of borrowing from the guest ranch!
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
Alaska Adventure & Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU
  • BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
USA for Older Teens: Alaska Adventure & Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
Hawaii Big Island Service & Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • REEF SAFE Sunscreen–Certain sunscreens are now illegal in Hawaii because the chemicals destroy coral reefs. Eco-friendly sunscreen does not contain the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, and instead choose non-nano zinc and/or titanium oxide. Example brand here.
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Work clothes
  • Long sleeved rash-guard for surfing if you own one
USA: Pacific Northwest Explorer

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
USA: Rocky Mountains & the Pacific Northwest Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • If you have your own heeled equestrian boots feel free to pack these instead of borrowing from the guest ranch!
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
Colorado, Wyoming, & Utah: National Parks Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • If you have your own heeled equestrian boots feel free to pack these instead of borrowing from the guest ranch!
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
Hawaii & Alaska Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • REEF SAFE Sunscreen–Certain sunscreens are now illegal in Hawaii because the chemicals destroy coral reefs. Eco-friendly sunscreen does not contain the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, and instead choose non-nano zinc and/or titanium oxide. Example brand here.
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Work clothes
  • Long sleeved rash-guard for surfing if you own one
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Headlamp or flashlight
USA: Pacific Northwest Explorer & Alaska

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU
    BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
USA: Rocky Mountains & the Pacific Northwest Explorer

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • If you have your own heeled equestrian boots feel free to pack these instead of borrowing from the guest ranch!
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
USA: West Coast Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Hat to block out sun
  • Sunglasses
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
Canada & California for Middle School

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Hat to block out sun
  • Sunglasses
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
USA for Middle School: Aloha Hawaii

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • REEF SAFE Sunscreen–Certain sunscreens are now illegal in Hawaii because the chemicals destroy coral reefs. Eco-friendly sunscreen does not contain the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, and instead choose non-nano zinc and/or titanium oxide. Example brand here.
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Work clothes
  • Long sleeved rash-guard for surfing if you own one
Canada for Middle School

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Hat to block out sun
  • Sunglasses
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
USA: Rocky Mountains & West Coast Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Hat to block out sun
  • Sunglasses
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
USA for Middle School: Hawaii & California

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • REEF SAFE Sunscreen–Certain sunscreens are now illegal in Hawaii because the chemicals destroy coral reefs. Eco-friendly sunscreen does not contain the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, and instead choose non-nano zinc and/or titanium oxide. Example brand here.
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Work clothes
  • Long sleeved rash-guard for surfing if you own one
  • Hat to block out sun
  • Sunglasses
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
USA: Hawaii, California & the Grand Canyon

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • REEF SAFE Sunscreen–Certain sunscreens are now illegal in Hawaii because the chemicals destroy coral reefs. Eco-friendly sunscreen does not contain the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, and instead choose non-nano zinc and/or titanium oxide. Example brand here.
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Work clothes
  • Long sleeved rash-guard for surfing if you own one
  • Hat to block out sun
  • Sunglasses
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
Hawaii Ultimate Adventure & Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • REEF SAFE Sunscreen–Certain sunscreens are now illegal in Hawaii because the chemicals destroy coral reefs. Eco-friendly sunscreen does not contain the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, and instead choose non-nano zinc and/or titanium oxide. Example brand here.
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Hat to block out sun
  • Sunglasses
USA: California & the Grand Canyon

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Hat to block out sun
  • Sunglasses
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for a time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
Florida Keys Service & Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT – While not required for US citizens traveling inside the country, TFT does recommend some form of photo ID whenever traveling. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet ie: water shoes, hiking sandals, old sneakers
  • Travel towel
  • Bug spray
  • Small day pack
  • Rain jacket
  • Hat to block out sun
  • Sunglasses

Asia & Oceania

Thailand Elephant Service & Explorers

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  •  Working shoes (shoes you don’t mind getting dirty)
  • Insect repellent and AfterBite
  • Bathing suit
  • Snorkel and Mask (optional)
  • Loose fitting pants and sleeved shirt
Southeast Asia For Older Teens: Thailand Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

New Zealand Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

Thailand Elephant Service & the Islands

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  •  Working shoes (shoes you don’t mind getting dirty)
  • Insect repellent and AfterBite
  • Bathing suit
  • Snorkel and Mask (optional)
  • Loose fitting pants and sleeved shirt
Australia Service & Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Gardening gloves
Bali: Health Care Education & Medical Outreach

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • We will provide a sarong for temple visits etc. upon arrival
  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel
China Discovery & Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Any OTC medications that may be needed that you/your child feel comfortable with or feel works best for them. It can often be challenging to find comparable OTC medications in China and comfort/familiarity can go a long way to helping the student feel better sometimes.
Japan Discover & Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit and towel
Southeast Asia For Older Teens: Thailand Service & the Islands

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

Thailand & Vietnam Service & Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

Australia & Fiji Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit and towel
Australia for Older Teens

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel
  • Gardening gloves
Bali Service & Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • We will provide a sarong for temple visits etc. upon arrival
  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel
Fiji Service & Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Any OTC medications that may be needed that you/your child feel comfortable with or feel works best for them. It can often be challenging to find comparable OTC medications in Fiji and comfort/familiarity can go a long way to helping the student feel better sometimes.
  • Work gloves (gardening gloves)
  • Snorkel & mask
  • Insect repellent
  • Bathing suit
Australia & New Zealand for Older Teens

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

Australia, New Zealand & Fiji Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Any OTC medications that may be needed that you/your child feel comfortable with or feel works best for them. It can often be challenging to find comparable OTC medications in Fiji and comfort/familiarity can go a long way to helping the student feel better sometimes.
  • Snorkel & mask
  • Insect repellent
  • Bathing suit
  • Work gloves (gardening gloves)
Thailand Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

Vietnam Service & Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

New Zealand for Older Teens

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

China: Mandarin Language Immersion

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

Fiji Scuba & Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Any OTC medications that may be needed that you/your child feel comfortable with or feel works best for them. It can often be challenging to find comparable OTC medications in Fiji and comfort/familiarity can go a long way to helping the student feel better sometimes.
  • Work gloves (gardening gloves)
  • Snorkel & mask
  • Insect repellent
  • Bathing suit
Fiji Ultimate Service & Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Any OTC medications that may be needed that you/your child feel comfortable with or feel works best for them. It can often be challenging to find comparable OTC medications in Fiji and comfort/familiarity can go a long way to helping the student feel better sometimes.
  • Work gloves (gardening gloves)
  • Snorkel & mask
  • Insect repellent
  • Bathing suit
Japan Discovery & Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Any OTC medications that may be needed that you/your child feel comfortable with or feel works best for them. It can often be challenging to find comparable OTC medications in Fiji and comfort/familiarity can go a long way to helping the student feel better sometimes.
  • Snorkel & mask
  • Insect repellent
  • Bathing suit
  • Work gloves (gardening gloves)
South Korea Discovery & Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Any OTC medications that may be needed that you/your child feel comfortable with or feel works best for them. It can often be challenging to find comparable OTC medications in Fiji and comfort/familiarity can go a long way to helping the student feel better sometimes.
  • Snorkel & mask
  • Insect repellent
  • Bathing suit
  • Work gloves (gardening gloves)
Thailand Service & the Islands

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

Vietnam Ultimate Service & Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  •  Working shoes (shoes you don’t mind getting dirty)
  • Insect repellent and AfterBite
  • Bathing suit
  • Snorkel and Mask (optional)
  • Loose fitting pants and sleeved shirt
Australia & New Zealand Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

Bali Ultimate Service & Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • We will provide a sarong for temple visits etc. upon arrival
  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel
Southeast Asia for Older Teens: Thailand, Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

Europe

Scandinavia Adventure: Norway, Denmark, Sweden & Finland

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Towel
  • Bathing suit
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Warmer clothes (jeans, sweatshirts, jackets)
Europe for Older Teens: Prague, Austria, Slovenia & Croatia

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Beach/Shower Towel
  • Bathing Suit
  • Closed-toed walking shoes
Ultimate Nordic Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

Europe for Older Teens: Amsterdam, Munich, Swiss Alps & Venice

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • A travel backpack or rolling duffel (traditional suitcases are not recommended)
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel: Our hotel in Amsterdam doesn’t provide towels, so PLEASE bring your own.
Berlin, Paris & London

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Closed-toed walking shoes–very important for bunkers tour
Europe for Older Teens: Greece & Italy

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • A travel backpack or rolling duffel (traditional suitcases are not recommended, but really it’s just about ease of transport of the bag on and off the ferry boats)
  • Bathing suit
  • Snorkel and Mask (optional)
  • Plenty of sunscreen
  • Sun hat and sunglasses–the sun is seriously strong in Greece!
  • Sturdy shoes (can be open-toed, but think about walking on rocks/sand in the heat)
Europe for Older Teens: Greece Island Hopping

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • A travel backpack or rolling duffel (traditional suitcases are not recommended, but really it’s just about ease of transport of the bag on and off the ferry boats)
  • Bathing suit
  • Snorkel and Mask (optional)
  • Sturdy shoes (can be open-toed, but think about walking on rocks/sand in the heat)
  • Sunscreen!
Europe for Older Teens: Iceland Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit: We’ll be soaking in the hot springs!
  • 2 towels–one for the hot springs and one for the hotel
  • Flip flops for walking around the thermal pool area
  • WARM clothes. Iceland is chilly even in the summer! We recommend fleece-lined leggings, WOOL socks (cotton socks cause blisters and don’t dry well), warm sweatshirts, mittens/gloves, hat, scarf, windbreaker jacket (Iceland is also really windy!). NO SHORTS!
  • Footwear: Insulated waterproof boots (regular rubber rain boots with no insulation will leave your feet cold). Our guide recommends something like LL Bean’s classic boots. If your boots aren’t comfortable for hiking long distances, we also recommend hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers.
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–we have a lot of time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
  • Optional: A cold proof and waterproof case for your smartphone. iPhones tend to turn off when they get too cold (our guide found out the hard way), and we’ll be near waterfalls with lots of spray that get phones wet.
  • For those participating in the Glacier Trek Optional Excursion, PLEASE bring waterproof pants
Italy, Spain & France

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing suit and flip-flops
Europe for Older Teens: Greece, Italy & the Islands

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • A travel backpack or rolling duffel (traditional suitcases are not recommended, but really it’s just about ease of transport of the bag on and off the ferry boats)
  • Bathing suit
  • Snorkel and Mask (optional)
  • Plenty of sunscreen
  • Sun hat and sunglasses–the sun is seriously strong in Greece!
  • Sturdy shoes (can be open-toed, but think about walking on rocks/sand in the heat)
Spain: Spanish Language Immersion

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel
  • Notebook, pens/pencils, school supplies for language classes
  • Folders for photocopies
France: French Language Immersion

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • School supplies (notebook, pens, highlighters, erasers, etc…) for language courses
  • Bathing Suit
  • Beach sandals (For the rock beach)
Europe for Older Teens: Ultimate Europe

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Beach/Shower Towel
  • Bathing Suit
  • Closed-toed walking shoes
Europe for Older Teens: Ultimate Europe

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Beach/Shower Towel
  • Bathing Suit
  • Closed-toed walking shoes
Ultimate Europe

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Beach/Shower Towel
  • Bathing Suit
  • Closed-toed walking shoes
Europe for Older Teens: Amsterdam, Munich, Swiss Alps & Venice

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • A travel backpack or rolling duffel (traditional suitcases are not recommended)
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel: Our hotel in Amsterdam doesn’t provide towels, so PLEASE bring your own.
Budapest, Krakow, Vienna & Prague

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

Europe for Older Teens: Florence, Cinque Terre, Switzerland & Paris

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • A travel backpack or rolling duffel (traditional suitcases are not recommended)
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel: Our hotel in Amsterdam doesn’t provide towels, so PLEASE bring your own.
France Explorer

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

Greece: Athens & the Islands

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • A travel backpack or rolling duffel (traditional suitcases are not recommended, but really it’s just about ease of transport of the bag on and off the ferry boats)
  • Bathing suit
  • Snorkel and Mask (optional)
  • Sturdy shoes (can be open-toed, but think about walking on rocks/sand in the heat)
  • Sunscreen!
Greece & Italy: Island Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • A travel backpack or rolling duffel (traditional suitcases are not recommended, but really it’s just about ease of transport of the bag on and off the ferry boats)
  • Bathing suit
  • Snorkel and mask (optional)
  • Sneakers
  • Work gloves
  • Insect repellant
  • Plenty of sunscreen
  • Sun hat and sunglasses–the sun is seriously strong in Greece!
  • Sturdy shoes (can be open-toed, but think about walking on rocks/sand in the heat)
Iceland Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit: We’ll be soaking in the hot springs!
  • 2 towels–one for the hot springs and one for the hotel
  • Flip flops for walking around the thermal pool area
  • WARM clothes. Iceland is chilly even in the summer! We recommend fleece-lined leggings, WOOL socks (cotton socks cause blisters and don’t dry well), warm sweatshirts, mittens/gloves, hat, scarf, windbreaker jacket (Iceland is also really windy!). NO SHORTS!
  • Footwear: Insulated waterproof boots (regular rubber rain boots with no insulation will leave your feet cold). Our guide recommends something like LL Bean’s classic boots. If your boots aren’t comfortable for hiking long distances, we also recommend hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers.
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–we have a lot of time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
  • Optional: A cold proof and waterproof case for your smartphone. iPhones tend to turn off when they get too cold (our guide found out the hard way), and we’ll be near waterfalls with lots of spray that get phones wet.
  • For those participating in the Glacier Trek Optional Excursion, PLEASE bring waterproof pants
Italy Explorer

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing suit and flip-flops
Europe for Older Teens: London, Paris, French Riviera & Barcelona

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Beach/Shower Towel
  • Bathing Suit
  • Closed-toed walking shoes
Italy: Sicily Service

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Thick-soled work boots/shoes
  • Work gloves
  • Strong sunscreen
  • Sheets/pillowcase (twin size) (Sicily only)
  • Sun hat and sunglasses–the sun is seriously strong in Sicily!
Europe for Older Teens: Spain & Portugal

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel
Europe for Older Teens: Spain, Portugal & Morocco

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • In Morocco, we will dress a little more conservatively. For boys, this means shorts that at least cover your knees and shirts that at least cover your shoulders. For girls, headscarves are not necessary, but please bring a light scarf that you can use to cover up a bit in case one of your shirts is too revealing. Girls should wear long pants/skirts that at least cover their knees, keep shoulders covered at all times, and higher-neckline shirts (no cleavage please). Loose, flowy garments are best. Also no belly shirts!!
  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel
Ultimate Italy

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing suit and flip-flops
Ultimate Nordic Adventure: Scandinavia & Iceland

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

Europe for Middle School: Ciao Italy

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Beach/Shower Towel
  • Bathing Suit
  • Closed-toed walking shoes
Europe For Middle School: Hola Spain

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Beach Towel
Europe for Middle School: Greece & Italy

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Beach/Shower Towel
  • Bathing Suit
  • Closed-toed walking shoes
Europe for Middle School: Slainte Ireland

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Rain jacket
  • Bathing suit
  • Beach/Shower TowelClosed-toed sneakers for adventure activities
  • Warm clothes (jeans, sweatshirts, jackets) — it will be cold in Ireland, even though it’s the summer!
Paris Travel Photography Workshop

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Extra battery for your camera
  • USB cord to connect your camera to a laptop computer
  • Your camera instruction manual
  • Optional: tripod
  • Optional: laptop computer
Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop: Italy & France

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Extra battery for your camera
  • USB cord to connect your camera to a laptop computer
  • Your camera instruction manual
  • Optional: tripod
  • Optional: laptop computer
Croatia Island Hopping

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel
Barcelona Explorer

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel
Italy: Amalfi Coast Explorer

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing suit and flip-flops
Alpine Adventure: Switzerland, France & Italy

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Small backpack to carry water bottle while hiking
  • Sunscreen
Barcelona & Paris

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel
Europe for Middle School: Paris & London

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Closed-toed walking shoes–very important for bunkers tour
Europe For Middle School: Greece Island Hopping

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • A travel backpack or rolling duffel (traditional suitcases are not recommended, but really it’s just about ease of transport of the bag on and off the ferry boats)
  • Bathing suit
  • Snorkel and Mask (optional)
  • Plenty of sunscreen
  • Sun hat and sunglasses–the sun is seriously strong in Greece!
  • Sturdy shoes (can be open-toed, but think about walking on rocks/sand in the heat)
London & Paris

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Rain jacket
  • Sweater/sweatshirt
Italy: Travel Photography Workshop

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Extra battery for your camera
  • USB cord to connect your camera to a laptop computer
  • Your camera instruction manual
  • Optional: tripod
  • Optional: laptop computer
Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Rain jacket
  • Sweater/sweatshirt and jeans
  • Towel: Our hotel in Amsterdam doesn’t provide towels, so PLEASE bring your own.
Europe for Older Teens: Berlin, Krakow, Vienna & Budapest

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

Spain & Portugal

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel
Spain, Portugal & Morocco

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • In Morocco, we will dress a little more conservatively. For boys, this means shorts that at least cover your knees and shirts that at least cover your shoulders. For girls, headscarves are not necessary, but please bring a light scarf that you can use to cover up a bit in case one of your shirts is too revealing. Girls should wear long pants/skirts that at least cover their knees, keep shoulders covered at all times, and higher-neckline shirts (no cleavage please). Loose, flowy garments are best. Also no belly shirts!!
  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel
Germany, Austra & Switzerland

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

Italy Service & Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Thick-soled work boots/shoes
  • Work gloves
  • Strong sunscreen
  • Sheets/pillowcase (twin size) (Sicily only)
  • Sun hat and sunglasses–the sun is seriously strong in Sicily!
Scotland & Ireland Adventure

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Rain jacket
  • Bathing suit
  • Beach/Shower TowelClosed-toed sneakers for adventure activities
  • Warm clothes (jeans, sweatshirts, jackets) — it will be cold in Ireland, even though it’s the summer!
Iceland: Travel Photography Workshop

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Bathing suit: We’ll be soaking in the hot springs!
  • 2 towels–one for the hot springs and one for the hotel
  • Flip flops for walking around the thermal pool area
  • WARM clothes. Iceland is chilly even in the summer! We recommend fleece-lined leggings, WOOL socks (cotton socks cause blisters and don’t dry well), warm sweatshirts, mittens/gloves, hat, scarf, windbreaker jacket (Iceland is also really windy!). NO SHORTS!
  • Footwear: Insulated waterproof boots (regular rubber rain boots with no insulation will leave your feet cold). Our guide recommends something like LL Bean’s classic boots. If your boots aren’t comfortable for hiking long distances, we also recommend hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers.
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–we have a lot of time in the bus as we road trip around the country.
  • Optional: A cold proof and waterproof case for your smartphone. iPhones tend to turn off when they get too cold (our guide found out the hard way), and we’ll be near waterfalls with lots of spray that get phones wet.
  • For those participating in the Glacier Trek Optional Excursion, PLEASE bring waterproof pants.
  • Extra battery for your camera
  • USB cord to connect your camera to a laptop computer
  • Your camera instruction manual
  • Optional: tripod
  • Optional: laptop computer

Private Trips

Italy Winter

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • Winter Coat
  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • 10 days worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 2 – 3 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Umbrella
  • Scarf
  • Mittens/gloves
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!
France Spring

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birth date/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • 1 medium weight jacket
  • 1 umbrella or rain jacket
  • 1 set of undergarments & socks per day of the trip
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the-shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

Costa Rica Spring

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 pair of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you.
  • If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Rain jacket
  • Closed toe water shoes or durable sandals
  • Optional surf attire if you already have it (if not, a surf rash guard will be provided)
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty (workout clothes are best/anything that dries quickly)
  • Several bathing suits
  • Sneakers
  • Beach towel
  • Protein bars/snacks
Central Europe Spring

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

Greece Summer

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • A travel backpack or rolling duffel (traditional suitcases are not recommended, but really it’s just about ease of transport of the bag on and off the ferry boats)
  • Bathing suit
  • Snorkel and Mask (optional)
  • Plenty of sunscreen
  • Sun hat and sunglasses–the sun is seriously strong in Greece!
  • Sturdy shoes (can be open-toed, but think about walking on rocks/sand in the heat)
Italy Summer

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

France Summer

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

London/Paris Summer

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

Tanzania Summer

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat (for sun coverage)
  • Travel towel – we recommend microfiber towels that dry quickly and don’t take up much space in your suitcase
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Insect Repellent and Afterbite
  • Small flashlight or headlamp
  • Headphones for the plane and down time
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories – Tanzania uses plug types D and G, with G being the more common type (the same as the UK). Plug type D is the plug that has three round pins in a triangular pattern and plug type G is the plug that has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin.
  • Travel pillow
  • Flip flops for the shower
  • Day pack (small backpack)
  • Athletic clothes for after school sports – gym shorts and running shorts (shorts can hit above the knee in this case), athletic tops (tank tops are fine for sports activities), sports bra(s)
  • Male participants: shirts with sleeves, trousers, and shorts at or below the knee
  • Female participants: loose trousers and/or skirts/dresses that fall below the knee and shirts and blouses that cover the shoulders and are not too low cut or backless. No belly shirts!
  • Decks of cards, colored pencils & coloring books, string for friendship bracelets, etc. are always great to bring to share with the students – anything for arts and crafts and easy to learn games!
  • Back-up snacks: many meal times will offer limited choices, so if you are a picky eater or have dietary restrictions, it’s a good idea to pack a few granola bars, etc. so you have something on hand
  • A long-sleeve top for evenings – it will be very hot during the day, but when the sun goes down, the temperature can be chilly (especially up in the north, temps range from 60-90 degrees Fahrenheit on any given day)
  • One “nice” outfit to dress up a bit for our final dinner in Morogoro and our final dinner in Arusha (nothing fancy, just something fun for a nice meal together!)
France/Spain Summer

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original and one copy with you. Travel For Teens will collect participants’ passports upon arrival in the destination country for the duration of the trip for safekeeping.
  • Original signed “Permission to Travel” form
  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (contact your carrier to ensure you have coverage)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost. Please also have pharmaceutical name.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

***Important note: In other countries people dress more conservatively than is usual for Americans. Dressing modestly is a matter of respecting cultural norms.

  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Two weeks worth of undergarments & socks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry, ask your trip director for more information.
  • Personal toiletries in travel-sized containers. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain soaps or materials commonly used in hygiene products, be sure to bring what works for you. If you are bringing a razor for shaving, scissors or a liquid more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)

LUGGAGE

  • 1 piece of checked luggage – max weight 44 lbs/20 kgs. Going over 44 lbs/20 kgs will cost you extra luggage fees at the airport. Never pack more than you yourself can carry.
  • 1 daypack for the flights (carry-on bag) & for days during the trip (example: a backpack or over-the shoulder bag). Sometimes luggage can get lost, so pack a second outfit in your carry-on.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Travel towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card
  • Converter and adapter(s) for your electronic accessories
  • Extra batteries & chargers for your electronics

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • MORE THAN ONE SUITCASE (This doesn’t include your carry-on/daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops (unless it is a Photography trip)
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!

TRIP SPECIFIC ITEMS

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