Comfortable clothes and walking shoes are a must. Since the weather can be unpredictable, be sure to bring rain gear and to dress in layers in case the temperature changes throughout the day. You should check the weather forecast for your destination during the time you’ll be traveling and pack accordingly.

Download sample K-12 destination packing lists here:

For our university travelers, a packing list is included in each program’s online registration portal. Click the tab that says Packing List. Don’t forget trip-specific items such as business clothes for professional meetings, comfortable shoes for touring, and an electricity converter if necessary.

Also note that students receive a travel folder with all kinds of goodies prior to the trip. This information includes destination-specific travel letters detailing currency, weather, electricity, etc. In addition, travelers receive a country-specific guidebook with etiquette advice and country customs.