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Packing List

Provided here is a suggested packing list which can be used as a starting point.

Packing and Climate
Generally, participants should pack as lightly as possible while remembering to bring essential items.  This is not an easy task, so we recommend not waiting until the night before to begin packing.   We suggest not over-packing, as rooms may be smaller by American standards, and it is also common for wardrobes and drawers to be shared by roommates. 

Here are some items to consider about Dubin's culture and weather while packing:

Students are encouraged to bring raincoats, an umbrella, and rain boots (wellies) since it rains regularly in Dublin. We recommend bringing clothes that can be layered, since the weather will vary greatly.  Sweaters and sweatshirts are key to layering.

Beachwear such as flip-flops, short skirts, and light dresses are normally not appropriate in Dublin. The weather never gets hot enough to warrant these types of clothes, and revealing garments are not common among Dubliners.

Month Avg. Low Avg. High Avg. Precipitation
August 52°F 66°F 2.80 in
September 49°F 62°F 2.60 in
October 46°F 57°F 2.80 in
November 40°F 50°F 2.50 in

Other items to consider while abroad in Ireland:

An adapter is a device that will allows American appliances to be plugged into Irish outlets.  They can be purchased at any electronics store for about $5 (USD).  Participants may want to consider buying a universal adapter for use outside of Ireland if they are planning to travel during breaks.

Voltage Converters
The electricity supply in Ireland is 230 volts. Check whether the electrical goods brought from the US or other home country will work at this voltage.  Some electrical appliances will require a converter.  We strongly recommend that participants purchase items like hair straighteners and blow dryers in Ireland to ensure compatibility. It is possible that the US versions of these appliances will either not work in Ireland or be ruined when used repeatedly with a converter.

Please read through all of the information provided by Advantage Travel and the airline, as participants are responsible for any excess baggage fees. Also, think carefully about saving space in your suitcase to bring items back!

We also strongly advise participants to review the travel restrictions outlined on both the US Government website and the Dublin Airport website to avoid any unnecessary issues with departure from the United States or arrival into Ireland. 

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