Study Away at Aquinas College

Packing

Clothing

  • Bring comfortable, washable and durable clothing
  • Take enough clothes for 10 days. Host families do laundry regularly. Cottages come with washer
  • Avoid “what ifs” and pack practically
  • Remember there are stores in your host country
  • Leave space in your suitcase to bring back things
  • Research the weather of your host country
  • Take limited number of shoes. Bring walking shoes
  • Do not bring anything you can’t afford to lose
  • Bring electric converters for Europe, Costa Rica should bring three prong plugs
  • Review the student handbook for more suggestions

Baggage Allowances

  • Depending on the airline, student are allowed to bring 2 suitcases (50-70lbs). Students will be advised of their flight regulations before departure
  • Students are allowed one personal item and carry on

Helpful tips

  • Purchase distinguishable luggage -pack liquids in your checked luggage in ziplock bags in case of spillage
  • Label inside and outside of luggage with contact information
  • Try rolling your clothes, you can use space more efficiently