- Make sure you have three copies of your passport (2 with you and 1 with your emergency contact) and a passport holder that can be placed around your neck.
- Try to have some Euros with you. (Note that we will have plenty of time during our layover in Dublin to exchange!)
- Ensure that you have any prescriptions that you need and an extra pair of glasses if you wear them.
- Walking shoes are a must! Bring TWO pairs. From our itinerary, you can see that our trip involves a lot of walking, so bring shoes that are comfortable and don’t leave blisters.
- Layers. Bring clothes that you can layer and clothes that you can mix and match. Try to have every piece you pack be able to work with multiple outfits. It’s okay to wear something twice, or even three times! (We will have access to a washing machine at the Centre).
- Try to pack airy and breathable clothing since we will be in warmer weather, but be prepared for cool nights. A lightweight scarf can have many uses such as a blanket or a good pillow for the plane.
- Shorts and tank tops used to be frowned on, especially in churches which we will be visiting. It is still a good idea to be a tad conservative, avoiding very short shorts, etc—you get the picture.
- We suggest bringing either a hooded windbreaker or inexpensive rain poncho. Rain is unpredictable, so you want to make sure you are prepared!
- Try to bring something with your school logo
- A portable phone charger
- A reusable water bottle and a few snacks for the airplane ride.
- Pack along a few zip lock bags (maybe 2 gallon and 2 quart ones). These come in handy for keeping items organized, storing wet items and many other purposes.
- Leave valuable jewelry and other valuables at home.
- If you anticipate having more things coming home than you do traveling there, pack an empty bag in your carry-on.
- To maximize space in your suitcase, roll your clothes instead of folding them.
- Wear your heaviest clothing to the airport so less room is taken up in your suitcase.