How Should I Pack For Atlanta?

Kellie CalhounFAQ'S, Parent Info0 Comments

Abante International Atlanta Segment Packing Instructions (can overlap to Puerto Rico as well)

  • Luggage:
    • You are able to check one large suitcase and bring one carry-on and one personal item (purse, back pack or lap top bag).
      • Keep in mind, a day-pack (a small backpack or courier bag) is useful for sightseeing and/or hiking (this could also be your carry on).
      • Your laptop will be required as well.
  • Casual Clothing:
    • Rain jacket (optional)
    • Sneakers
      • for hiking and exercises
    • Flip-flops or Waterproof Sandals (essential)
    • Socks
    • Jeans
    • 2+ Shorts (respectable length)
    • T-shirts
    • Light Hoodie (optional)
    • Bathing Suit/Swimming Shorts
    • Light Pajamas or Sleeping Shorts
    • Workout Outfits (we exercise regularly)
  • Special Events Clothing:
    • For visiting religious settings and special events, you will need modest and semi-casual attire:
      • Ladies –  a couple of skirts & dress blouses or two dress
      • Gentlemen – one pair of dress slacks and one pair of khakis, as well as 3 dress shirts for men).
    • A minimum of 1 nice pair of Dress Shoes for church services or special events.
    • Our advice on jewelry is simple, if it is something you won’t be broken-hearted if it breaks, or is stolen, then bring it, but keep it simple.
  • Toiletries:
    • Deodorant
    • Razors
    • Tampons/Feminine Products
    • Toothbrushes + Toothpaste
    • Make up
    • Hair Products
      • These can be purchased once you arrive in Cleveland, GA, unless you have a specific brand you prefer to use from a specific store.
  • Camera: If you are bringing a digital camera, be sure to bring along a large enough memory card and extra (or rechargeable) batteries.
  • Other Useful Items:
    • Water Bottle
    • Sunscreen
    • Bug Repellant
      • This can also be purchased upon arrival.
    • Towels:
      • Shower towel
      • Hand Towel/Facial Towel
      • Beach towel
    • Cell phone
    • Study Items:
      • Lap top (a must have!)
      • Paper Bible
      • Journal (unless you prefer your iPad/laptop)
      • Pens/Pencils
      • Medication & Insurance:
        • If you take medication, you will need to bring it in its proper container with a copy of the prescription in case of an emergency. Also, make sure to bring enough for four months.
        • Be sure to have your Insurance Card and Contact Information from your primary provider.
          • If you are asthmatic, be sure to bring your inhaler.
          • If you are a diabetic, be sure to bring your testing kit, meds, prescriptions, and always carry a snack with you (it is important you notify the Abante staff of your condition).
          • It would be a good idea to bring a prescription order with you in case you run out of meds, or if you lose your meds.
          • It is important you come prepared to pay for any co-payments attached to your health insurance.
    • Important Documents:
      • Passport (be sure it is current)
      • ATM and/or Credit Cards
      • Adequate ID
      • Driver’s License
      • Health Insurance
        • Provide any forms and photocopies that should be included, in the event that these documents get lost or stolen.

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