What to pack

What should I pack?


The average temperatures in the Dominican Republic stay solidly in the 70’s and 80’s all year round, so don’t forget your bathing suit! Make sure to pack clothes that will keep you cool, but you’ll also need to cover up with sunscreen.

Suggested Packing List

Comfortable shoes, plan to be on your feet a lot each day!


Layers are great for long days when the weather can change drastically from morning to afternoon, think lightweight shirts, jackets, etc.

Sunscreen and sun hat or hat and gloves, depending on where you are headed and the time of year!

Rain Jacket

Flashlight for the caves!

Small bag to pack in for overnight trips

Shower shoes for shared showers at hostels

Travel size toiletries

Plug adapters

Essential Items


Copy of your passport to carry with you at all times

University ID

Pepto-Bismol/Imodium, Advil, etc

Prescription medications. Please make sure that they are in the prescription bottle with the original label and not mixed into one bag or container!

Personal journal

Laptops may not be necessary for this short program, check with your professor

Items to carry-on the plane


I-Pod or MP3 player, charger, and headphones

We do not suggest bringing any valuable jewelry or items, but if you must, it is safer to carry them on rather than put them in your check luggage.

Keep in mind the TSA’s 3-1-1 rule for liquids in your carry on: 3.4 ounce (100ml) containers in; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 zip-top, plastic bag per passenger placed in screening bin.

Stick to just checking 1 bag!!