Packing recommendations for international students
Travel documents: Be sure to make copies of items in case of lost luggage or bags.
❏ Passport and visa
❏ I-20 or DS-2019
❏ Augustana admission acceptance eocuments
❏ Personal ID
❏ Health insurance cards/document(s)
❏ Travel insurance information
❏ Travel and reservations itineraries
❏ Transportation tickets
❏ Emergency contacts and important addresses for home country and Augustana.
Travel bags: Make sure you have bags that are easy to travel with (not too heavy or broken).
❏ Wheel bags
❏ Travel pillow
Medicine: If you have a certain prescription for a medical condition, please bring your medicine with you.
❏ Prescribed medicine from medical professional
❏ Allergy medicine
❏ Contact prescription/solution
Country/home memorabilia: Something to remind you from home when the homesickness kicks in. And items to display during international events on campus.
❏ Traditional attires
❏ Soft toys
Electronic converter/adaptors: So that you can charge or use your electronics with your American products with the right outlet.
❏ Outlet adapter
Clothes: Rock Island has four distinct seasons: winter, spring, summer, and fall. Summer temperature averages 29°C or 84°F. And winter temperatures can reach well below 0°C or 32°F. A warm and thick coat, gloves/mitten, boots, hat, and scarf will be needed.
Toiletries: Certain brands or kinds products you would not find in the USA.
❏ Wash towels
❏ Bath towels
❏ Face wash
❏ Face cream
Finances: You will have additional expenses on arrival. Be sure to have some cash on hand.
❏ Cash and credit card(s