DOCUMENTS MY STUDENT SHOULD BRING*
- Passport and Visa (if
- Proof from a doctor
of any prescriptions. (If your student has a pre-existing medical condition that
requires medication, he/she should carry a letter from the doctor who
prescribed the medication that describes the medical condition and the generic
names of the medication.)
- Copy of the Info-sheet
which includes contact numbers and emails for the BHFS admissions office and
the project coordinator.
- Copy of health/travel
- Copy of flight
- Emergency contact
numbers for home (parent’s cell, email, etc.)
*Parents should also keep a file of all
this information, the students' credit and debit card numbers (with PIN), and
ELSE TO BRING
- Work shoes, a pair of comfortable hiking/walking
shoes and clothes suited to outdoor work. Keep in mind the diverse weather
conditions (from rainy and cool to sunny and warm)! Long trousers are recommended
because of the potentially harmful plants, insects and reptiles.
- Sunscreen (can also be purchased in all project
- Wide brim hat.
- A small backpack (for snacks, bottle of water,
wet wipes, camera, papers etc.)
- Medication - only prescription medicines. All
basic non-prescription drugs are available in project locations.
- A converter and adapter to EU type electricity
wall-plug (if needed).
some projects, a laptop with at least 10 GB free disk space (operating system:
Windows XP or newer), a mouse and an USB flash drive.
WHAT NOT TO BRING
- Valuable jewelry/clothes.
- Too much – storage space in hotel/cabin/guesthouse rooms will be adequate
but not excessive. Access to laundry is
available at all projects so no need to bring weeks worth of clothing. Also, the student will need space to get
everything home (project materials, souvenirs, etc.)
- Work with your
student to create a budget for personal expenses (snacks, drinks, souvenirs,
- Be aware that
personal checks and US money orders cannot be cashed.
- Make sure the bank is
aware that your student will be abroad (and for how long) and ensure that their
credit and debit cards can work in the project country (as well as any extra
charges that may occur).
- WiFi - All sites do have some access to WiFi. In remote sites, the bandwidth may be
limited. Don’t expect constant
communication – students are busy learning, working and experiencing new
- Mobile/cell phones – if being connected is essential, consider enrolling an international phone plan or purchasing a SIM card on arrival. (Students from EU countries should be able to
use their phones without issue.)
- Keep in mind the time difference.
If you must
reach your student, contact BHFS Admissions Office who can assist.