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These items will make your stay more comfortable, so you can focus on your amazing learning experience.

Items to Bring

Residence Hall Room

  • Extra-long twin sheets
  • Pillow
  • Egg crate or memory foam topper for extra-long twin (regular twin size will work, too)
  • Blankets
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Laundry basket and supplies (detergent, fabric softener, etc.)
  • Toilet paper and green cleaning supplies for your own restroom facilities
  • Personal toiletries
  • Television (you and your roommate may want to discuss this)
  • Microwave (must not exceed 0.6 cubic feet and 900 watts)
  • Mini-fridge (must be less than 3 cubic feet)
  • Non-marking wall tape for posters/wall hangings (3M Command strips and hooks work well)
  • Clothes hangers

Clothing and Accessories

  • Clothing appropriate for field work in all conditions
  • Light and heavyweight jackets
  • Rain gear
  • Light and heavyweight socks
  • Hiking boots
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves
  • Business and business casual attire for offsite visits to NGOs, dinners with VIPs, etc.
  • T-shirts
  • Jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Warm sleepwear
  • Bath robe

Field Gear

  • Insect repellant for ticks and mosquitos
  • Backpack
  • Flashlight and spare batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Tent (optional)

Other Items to Consider

  • Computer/laptop
  • Multiple-outlet surge protector
  • Ethernet cable
  • School supplies
  • Organizational containers
  • Digital camera
  • Alarm clock
  • Binoculars
  • Umbrella
  • First aid kit
  • Coffee maker (only sealed-unit coffee makers are allowed — nothing with an exposed heating source)

Items NOT to Bring

  • Pets
  • Incense
  • Candles
  • Extension cords
  • Any multi-plug adapter that is not a surge protector
  • Halogen lamps
  • Black or UV lights
  • Plug-in air fresheners
  • Cooking appliances (George Foreman grills, toasters, toaster ovens)
  • Satellite dish
  • Self-built lofts
  • Cinder blocks
  • Water guns, water balloons, paintball guns, airsoft guns, Nerf or other foam-based weaponry
  • Weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Drug paraphernalia