Pack for your journey like a pro with these tips!

Plan Ahead- Consider the length of your trip, the weather, and the types of activities you will be doing. Our packing lists below are helpful guides for each of our destinations!

Pack Light- Having a lighter and smaller bag makes all of your travels a breeze! We strongly recommend you choose a carry on size bag, especially for trips where you will be riding trains and moving destinations often. You will be able to do laundry so no matter how long you are traveling for you really only need to pack for a week!

Day bag- Make sure you have a day bag (A small backpack works great!) to fit any of your daily essentials like sunscreen, water, camera, phone, wallet, etc.

Appropriate clothing- Make sure you pack clothes that are culturally appropriate! Many of our destinations are more modest and require clothing with more coverage. See specific destinations for more details.

teenager travelling with backpack as a gift

Europe

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 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 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/heavyweight 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
  • Warm Hat/Gloves/Scarf
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Dramamine
  • 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!
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!

 

Italy & Spain 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
  • A light jacket
  • 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
  • 2-3 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 1-2 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
  • 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
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • A large refillable water bottle

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 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
  • A light jacket
  • 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
  • 2-3 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 1-2 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
  • 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 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
  • 3-4 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

  • Refillable water bottle
  • 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
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Scotland 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.
  • 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 the name of the pharmaceutical.
  • 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.

  • Two week’s worth of undergarments & socks
  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • A light jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes
  • 2-3 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it) including warmer shirts
  • Do not necessarily bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry every 7-10 days. Ask your trip director for more information.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)
  • 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 of more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Rain jacket

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

  • Dramamine (if you get sick on the plane)
  • Earplugs (if you need them)
  • 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!
Greece Spring

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • PASSPORT and a COPY.  Please bring the original with you and pack one copy in your luggage. 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 with the pharmaceutical name listed, plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)
  • Internationally accepted ATM/debit card

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.

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.**

  • Comfortable clothes in general
  • One week’s worth of undergarments & socks
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles (should be sturdy, think about walking on rocks/sand in the heat)
  • 1 pair of sneakers
  • 1 pair of sandals or slides
  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • 1 pair of sweatpants/comfortable pants
  • 1 waterproof jacket (can be layered)
  • 3 – 4 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 6 – 8 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 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)
  • Sun hat and sunglasses
  • 1 Bathing suit
  • Travel towel (or lightweight beach towel)
  • Plenty of sunblock/sunscreen
  • Refillable water bottle

OTHER RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Dramamine (if you get sick on the plane)
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs (if you need them)
  • 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 or tablets
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!
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!
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!
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!
Italy & 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.
  • 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 the name of the pharmaceutical.
  • 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.

  • Two week’s worth of undergarments & socks
  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes
  • 1-2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not necessarily bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry every 7-10 days. Ask your trip director for more information.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)
  • 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 of more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Travel towel

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. Due to the trains, we suggest a travel backpack or rolling duffel (traditional suitcases are not recommended) 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

  • Dramamine (if you get sick on the plane)
  • Earplugs (if you need them)
  • 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!
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!

Asia

South Korea Spring

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • 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 the name of the pharmaceutical.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)
  • Masks

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.

  • Two week’s worth of undergarments & socks
  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes
  • 2 – 3 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 1 – 2 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it) Do not necessarily bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry every 7-10 days. Ask your trip director for more information.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)
  • 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 of more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Rain jacket
  • Swimsuit and travel towel
  • Flip flops

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

  • Dramamine (if you get sick on the plane or on car rides)
  • Earplugs (if you need them)
    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!
South Korea & Japan Spring

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • 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 the name of the pharmaceutical.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)
  • Masks

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.

  • Two week’s worth of undergarments & socks
  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes
  • 3 – 4 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it) Do not necessarily bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry every 7-10 days. Ask your trip director for more information.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)
  • 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 of more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Rain jacket
  • Swimsuit and travel towel
  • Flip flops

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

  • Dramamine (if you get sick on the plane or on car rides)
  • Earplugs (if you need them)
    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!
Japan in June

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • 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 the name of the pharmaceutical.
  • 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.

  • Two week’s worth of undergarments & socks
  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not necessarily bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry every 7-10 days. Ask your trip director for more information.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)
  • 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 of more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket
  • Bathing suits
  • Reef safe Sunscreen! Eco-friendly sunscreens do not contain the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, and instead, use non-nano zinc and/or titanium oxide.
  • Travel towel
  • Working gloves

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

  • Dramamine (if you get sick on the plane)
  • Earplugs (if you need them)
  • 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!

North America

American Southwest Spring

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birth date/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone
  • Medication must be given in the original prescription bottle or the original packaging if the medication is over the counter, and may not be expired. Medications should be given to the chaperones upon departure.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)

CLOTHING, ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • 1 week’s worth of undergarments & socks
  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of hiking boots
  • 2 – 3 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 1-2 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)
  • 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. Razors for shaving and liquids more than 3oz cannot be in your carry-on.
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket
  • Sunscreen – we recommending filling two travel-size bottles with sunscreen for the week so it can fit in your carry on!
  • Flashlight or headlamp (optional)
  • Closed-toe water shoes or durable sandals
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around!

LUGGAGE

  • For road trip-style programs, including this one, students must pack in a traveler’s backpack, carryon-sized suitcase, or duffel bag not exceeding 60L or 44kg.
    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

  • Earplugs (if you need them)
  • 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 daypack)
  • Anything illegal!
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon including but not limited to laser pointers
  • Laptops
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Hawaii Spring

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • A student ID (if possible), or an ID with your birthdate/age on it
  • Medical Insurance card
  • Cell phone (with WhatsApp downloaded)
  • Prescriptions and over the counter medications in original containers with the pharmaceutical name listed, plus the prescription itself (if possible) or a copy of it in the event the medications are lost.
  • About $60 USD or equivalent for emergencies (this is separate from souvenirs/snack budget)
  • Working ATM/debit card
  • 1 set of twin size sheets AND A PILLOW for the Camp Olowalu accommodations

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.

CLOTHING, ESSENTIALS & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • Comfortable clothes in general
  • One week’s worth of undergarments & socks
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes with thick soles
  • 1 pair of sandals or slides
  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • 1 lightweight rain jacket
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 3 – 4 pairs of shorts
  • 6 – 8 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 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)
  • Sun hat(s) and sunglasses
  • 1-2 Bathing suits
  • Travel towel (or lightweight beach towel)
  • REEF SAFE Sunscreen–Most sunscreens are now banned 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 oxide and/or titanium oxide
  • Insect Repellent & Afterbite
  • Refillable water bottle

OTHER RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Dramamine (if you get sick on the plane)
  • Headlamp, or Small flashlight & batteries
  • Earplugs (if you need them)
  • 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 or tablets
  • Expensive cameras/electronics/jewelry — YOU BRING AT YOUR OWN RISK!
California Summer

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • 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 the name of the pharmaceutical.
  • 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.

  • Two week’s worth of undergarments & socks
  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not necessarily bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry every 7-10 days. Ask your trip director for more information.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)
  • 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 of more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Several bathing suits
  • Sunscreen
  • Travel towel
  • Optional surf attire if you already have it (if not, a surf rash guard will be provided)

LUGGAGE

  • For road trip style programs, including this one, students must pack in a traveler’s backpack, carryon-sized suitcase, or duffel bag not exceeding 60L or 44kg.
  • 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

  • Dramamine (if you get sick on the plane)
  • Earplugs (if you need them)
  • 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!
Maine Summer

NECESSARY ITEMS

  • 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 the name of the pharmaceutical.
  • 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.

  • Two week’s worth of undergarments & socks
  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of hiking boots
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not necessarily bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry every 7-10 days. Ask your trip director for more information.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)
  • 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 of more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Travel towel
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Closed-toe water shoes or durable sandals
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet–for time in the bus as we road trip around!

LUGGAGE

  • For road trip style programs, including this one, students must pack in a traveler’s backpack, carryon-sized suitcase, or duffel bag not exceeding 60L or 44kg.
  • 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

  • Dramamine (if you get sick on the plane)
    Earplugs (if you need them)
  • 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!

Latin America

Peru

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 the name of the pharmaceutical.
  • 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.

  • One week’s worth of undergarments & socks
  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes
  • 2 – 3 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 3-5 short-sleeved shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • 2-3 long-sleeved shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not necessarily bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry every 7-10 days. Ask your trip director for more information.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)
  • 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 of more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Rain jacket
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty (workout clothes are best/anything that dries quickly)

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

  • Dramamine (if you get sick on the plane)
  • Earplugs (if you need them)
  • 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!
Belize

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 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 the name of the pharmaceutical.
  • 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.

  • One week’s worth of undergarments & socks
  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes
  • 1 – 2 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not necessarily bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry every 7-10 days. Ask your trip director for more information.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)
  • 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 of more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain jacket
  • Aloe vera (for sunburn)
  • Anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Several bathing suits
  • Sunscreen
  • Travel towel
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Dive Mask (Required – no rentals available)
  • Fins (Required – no rentals available)
  • Wetsuit (Optional! Most divers in Belize do not use wetsuits)
  • Closed-toe water shoes or durable sandals
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty (workout clothes are best/anything that dries quickly)

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

  • Dramamine (if you get sick on the plane)
  • Earplugs (if you need them)
  • 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!
Ecuador & The Galapagos

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 the name of the pharmaceutical
  • 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.

  • One week’s worth of undergarments & socks
  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes
  • 2 – 3 pairs of jeans/long pants
  • 3 – 4 pairs of shorts
  • 3-5 short-sleeved shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • 2-3 long-sleeved shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not necessarily bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry every 7-10 days. Ask your trip director for more information.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)
  • 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 of more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Rain jacket
  • Several bathing suits
  • Sunscreen
  • Travel towel
  • Working clothes and shoes that you can get dirty (workout clothes are best/anything that dries quickly)

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

  • Dramamine (if you get sick on the plane)
  • Earplugs (if you need them)
  • 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!
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

Africa

Morocco 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.
  • 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 the name of the pharmaceutical.
  • 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.

  • 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. Girls should wear long pants/skirts that at least cover their knees, keep shoulders covered at all times, and higher-neckline shirts. Loose, flow-y garments are best. 
  • 10 day’s worth of undergarments & socks
  • 1 fleece/sweater/sweatshirt
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 1 dressy-casual outfit for your fancy final dinner
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes
  • 2-3 pair of jeans/long pants
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 5 – 7 shirts (nothing with inappropriate messages on it)
  • Do not necessarily bring enough outfits for every day you will be away! You will be able to do laundry every 7-10 days. Ask your trip director for more information.
  • Spare glasses, contacts, etc. (if necessary)
  • 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 of more than 3 oz, be sure to pack them in your checked luggage.
  • Good books, podcasts, TV episodes/movies downloaded on your phone/tablet
  • Protein bars/snacks
  • A large refillable water bottle
  • Bathing suit
  • Rain jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Travel towel

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. We suggest a travel backpack or rolling duffel (traditional suitcases are not recommended) 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

  • Dramamine (if you get sick on the plane)
  • Earplugs (if you need them)
  • 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!
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 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.
  • 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

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!)

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