Preparing for an adventure can often be challenging, whether the destination is new or familiar. We provide sample packing lists for each of our countries, customized for each program’s length.


Whether you are traveling to Australia, Senegal, or Peru, all our suggested packing lists cover the basic necessities for each program’s environment. Suitable clothing, essential toiletries, and miscellaneous items such as spending money, your student ID, and a journal are all included. In the event that your program includes homestays, we also provide guidance on how to select an appropriate gift to give to your families. We recommend you bring a larger piece of luggage like a duffle bag or backpack, as well as a smaller backpack that you can bring on hikes, weekend excursions, and shorter activities.


We appreciate that everyone has their own preferred style of packing for travel, which is why our lists should be viewed as helpful guides. We tend to follow a “less-is-more” philosophy of packing, and encourage participants to be mindful of their own needs.