Packing Check List

Do. Not. Forget.

Recommended Adaptors

Bring adaptors and transformers with you. Chargers (your phone, laptop), need an adaptor, but appliances (some speakers, cookware) need a transformer. Israel outlets are three-pronged, but European two-pronged adaptors are also compatible.

Pack Lightly

If you aren't living close to the airport, navigating the busses and trains with a lot of luggage is painful, and Israeli taxis are expensive, even if you set the meter beforehand. Try to stick to one large suitcase, a backpack, and a carry-on-- you'll thank yourself later.

Here are some items that you'll want to have in Israel. Starred items may be provided in your living space; check with your landlord/ university. Note that all items mentioned below can be purchased in Israel, so don't fret if you forget something. Red items are those you will probably need to purchase.

  • The basics
    1. Adaptor/ Transformers (at least 2)
    2. Sunscreen
    3. Aloe
    4. Passport
    5. Wallet with student ID (good for checkpoints)
    6. Refillable water bottle
  • Clothing
    1. Long, flowy cotton pants
    2. Jeans (although not many pairs)
    3. Long cotton t-shirts
    4. Short sleeve shirts
    5. Shorts
    6. Undergarments
    7. Swim suit(s)
    8. Tennis shoes
    9. Flip flops
    10. Shoes that can be worn for hiking and get wet
    11. Hat
    12. Sunglasses
  • Living Arrangements*
    1. Bedding
    2. Pillow(s)
    3. Towels
  • Toiletries
    1. Refillable, travel-size containers for the following
    2. Shampoo
    3. Conditioner
    4. Soap
    5. Toothbrush
    6. Toothpaste
    7. Lotion
    8. Deodorant
    9. Any necessary medications
    10. Etc.
  • Electronics
    1. Phone
    2. Phone charger
    3. Laptop
    4. Laptop charger
    5. Portable Charger
    6. Headphones