Travel information

PACKING

Luggage. All passengers on international flights are permitted to check one piece of luggage, weighing no more than 50 lbs / 23 kilos. Maximum linear dimensions of all checked bags cannot exceed 62 inches / 158 centimeters (length + width + height each) and you are allowed one carry-on.

We ask that you bring only one checked piece of luggage and a carry-on and please realize that if that piece of checked luggage is over the weight limit, you will be responsible for paying an extra fee for the luggage. There will be times when you will need to move your luggage quickly from one place to another.

This may involve walking up and down stairs, so it is in your best interest to pack lightly and bring only one checked suitcase. You will be responsible for your own belongings at all times. All luggage should be clearly labeled with the owner’s name, address and phone number.

Domestic flights charge $25.00 for the first bag and $35.00 (or more) for a second checked bag. PH International will pay the first bag fee only.  Domestic flights have the same weight and dimension requirements so you are responsible for paying an extra fee if the bag is over 50 lbs.

Medication

Bring whatever basic medicines (pain reliever, motion sickness tablets, allergy medicine, etc.) you think you may need. Any prescription drugs that you are currently taking should be in their original containers.

Electricity, Electronics

n the United States of America the standard voltage is 120 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in the United States of America, if the label of your device says that it can be used with voltage in between 110 — 220 V. In this case you will only need a plug. 

You are welcome to bring your own laptop, and cell phone but remember that you are responsible for your own belongings. During the camp days you will have access to computers, and students will be given a USB flash drive to store your work. 

Toiletries & Personal Items

Towels and toiletries are provided in all hotels. You will need to bring toiletries for your stay in the dormitories at colleges, but towels and all bed linens (including pillow) are provided. 

Per Diems

Per Diem varies based on the program. Usually during the program you will be given $50 per day ($10 — breakfast, $15 — lunch, $25 — dinner). If a meal is provided by the program, that meal will be excluded from daily per diem. 

Clothing

Functional, practical and country-appropriate are things to keep in mind when planning your wardrobe for this program. The dormitories have coin-operated laundry facilities, so you can wash and re-wear your clothes. Consider the following items for your trip:

  • 3-4 pairs of pants/jeans or skirts
  • 3-4 pairs of shorts
  • 5-6 light shirts and/or T’s
  • 1-2 long-sleeved shirts for cooler evenings
  • bathing suit and towel for swimming
  • 1-2 business casual outfits for official meetings
  • underclothes and socks for sports activities & hiking
  • light sleepwear (including light slippers)
  • sweater/sweatshirt for evenings 
  • windbreaker/rain-resistant jacket
  • comfortable walking/hiking shoes and sandals
  • hat/cap and sunglasses/ sunscreen