PACKING LIST

What to Pack

Packing List for Costa Rica

**It is recommended to use rolling or carry-on bag.

  • Passport and other photo ID
  • (1) Suit (no sleeveless tops) for visiting hospitals in San Jose
  • (2) Business casual outfits for visiting hospitals outside San Jose and shadowing ATAPs. One business casual outfit should be khaki pants and a  business casual top (can be a cotton polo).
    • Dress shirt (+ tie for guys)suitcase2
  • Closed-toed, comfortable dress shoes and business casual shoes
  • Penn State T-shirts
  • Sneakers/hiking shoes – CAN GET WET
  • Shorts for cultural activities
  • Nice outfit for the last dinner (Sun Dress, other nicer clothing)
  • Comfortable clothes for around the hotel and to wear zip lining and hiking
  • Casual athletic clothes to wear around
  • Non-perishable snacks
  • Dramaine (if you get motion sick)
  • Bathing Suit
  • Jacket/Windbreaker (rain-proof)
  • Travel Size Items (in a zip lock bag) –
    • -Toiletries
    • -Shampoo
    • -Conditioner
    • -Sunscreen
    • -Bug Spray
    • Mini Lysol
  • Neck Pillow
  • Bag/purse to bring around and hold change of clothes
  • Water bottle
  • Binder with printed research on Costa Rica
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Warmer clothes (sweater/coat)
  • Bug net (optional)
  • Malaria pills (optional)
  •  $29 (exact change in cash) for the exit tax if it is not included with your airline ticket
  • Spending money for gifts (can be converted in the airport)
  • Camera (+charger, cord, etc.)
  • Portable Charger
  • Spanish Dictionary
  • Pen/Paper or laptop (needed to write your daily logs)
  • Pack of Thank-You cards
  • Ear plugs
  • Portfolio with paper for taking notes

 

Final Tips:

Ladies – Please make sure your dress shoes are closed toe and very comfortable. Sandals are not permitted in hospitals.    A suit or dress pants or skirt and top will work. Sleeveless shirts are not permitted. You will wear dress clothes one or two days.  Kaki pants and polo shirts can be worn as you main business casual attire. We will be going door to door and working outside. Comfortable shoes should be worn with your business casual outfit. If you can dress it up by wearing your more formal shoes when appropriate that is also nice.  Your business casual shoes can be new tennis shoes if necessary.

Gentlemen – Please make sure to have one nice business outfit. A nice shirt and tie with dress slacks or kaki pants will work, or you can wear a suit. You will wear dress clothes at least one day. Kaki pants and polo shirts can be worn as you main business casual attire the remaining three days. Comfortable shoes should be worn with your business casual outfit. Some times you may wish to wear your more formal shoes, depending on what we are doing. Your casual shoes can be new tennis shoes, or other shoes suitable for hiking in.

 

 

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