Items to bring

MINIMIZE luggage!

  • Sleeping bag
  • Fitted sheet (twin size)
  • Toothbrush, Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Flip flops
  • Sneakers
  • Clothes (females)
    – T-shirts
    – Tank top
    – Appropriate length shorts (Ghanaian women generally do not wear shorts but many foreigners definitely wear them around)
    – No short skirts
    – Dresses (like Sundresses or long dresses, especially for church on Sundays)
  • At least 2 towels
  • Separate spending money for such things as: water, snacks, weekend traveling, basic necessities, any medical needs.
    –┬áThe cost stated in the application covers Room & Board, meals, transportation to outreach places.

Optional Items

  • Traveler’s pack of tissues/baby wipes
  • DVD’s (since students have every weekend free)
  • envelopes (So you don’t have to buy them here) if you want to write letters
  • (college) notebook; you have to write a lot, so one notebook may not be enough
  • Flashlight (To conserve energy, the power will randomly turn off for 1-3 hours)
  • Craft items (To use during free time if you’d like, or with the local children)
  • If you would like to give the local children gifts, it may be a good idea to purchase some (CHEAP) items such as silly bands
  • Soccer ball