Modesty is always the best way to approach this area. This is especially true when introducing yourself to a new culture; always lean on the modest side as a rule.
Atlanta, GA Segment:
The weather will be warm and sunny during this segment and your attire should include, cool and comfortable outwear (no shorts or tank tops). Plan for casual clothing with a couple of “dressier” outfits for “send-off” chapel service and for graduation ceremony upon return.
Dorado, Puerto Rico:
The weather will be very warm and sunny during this segment and your attire should include, cool and comfortable outwear is recommended (no shorts or tank tops during class and/or ministry events). Plan for a few “dressier” outfits for ministry at several churches. Shorts, tank tops, modest swimming wear and sandals for recreational time at the camp swimming pool or for a beach outingare acceptable and recommended. Keep the jewelry minimal as some areas will be more strict in the use of jewelry and makeup. A light sweater/jacket will be good to have for cool and rainy days.
The weather will be cold and chilly during this segment and your attire should include, warm and comfortable outwear. Plan for casual clothing (jeans, t-shirts, sweaters, corduroy or cargo pants, jackets and lots of thick socks) with a few “dressier” outfits for ministry at several churches. Keep the jewelry minimal as some areas will be more strict in the use of jewelry and makeup. A heavy coat is a must as well as boots/closed toe shoes and scarves. Be prepared for several rainy days and heavy snow days.
Airport Side Note:
Students need to keep in mind that they are now entering the adult world and as such, should present themselves in a way that portrays a maturity level that exceeds their High School days. This includes but is not limited to attire when representing Abante International.
When traveling overseas, you want to dress casual yet professional and in such a way as to not attract attention to the group in a negative way. Remember, you are traveling with a group and as a member of such you should represent it well. Here is a list of items to keep in mind, as far as clothing is concerned, when getting ready o travel:
- Shorts, tank tops, flip flops, sweat pants, and stained, soiled or ripped clothing arenot recommended
- Pay attention to the local climate of your destination and dress accordingly. (For example, you should not wear a heavy coat and boots if your destination is the Caribbean.)
- Travel comfortable and light-remember there will be security checkpoints where you will be required to either take off your shoes, remove jewelry, belts, etc…