Packing list for Benin

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These lists have been compiled by Volunteers serving in
These lists have been compiled by Volunteers serving in
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Benin and are based on their experiences. Use it as an
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[[Benin]] and are based on their experiences. Use it as an
informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that
informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that
experience is individual. There is no perfect list! You can
experience is individual. There is no perfect list! You can
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always have things sent to you later. You obviously cannot
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always have <span class="plainlinks">[http://goo.gl/oj60r<span style="color:black;font-weight:normal; text-decoration:none!important;  background:none!important; text-decoration:none;">century 21 broker properti jual beli sewa rumah Indonesia</span>] things sent to you later. You obviously cannot
bring everything we mention, so consider those items that
bring everything we mention, so consider those items that
make the most sense to you personally and professionally.
make the most sense to you personally and professionally.
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Duffel bags and backpacks without frames work well. A good
Duffel bags and backpacks without frames work well. A good
backpack is priceless because you will likely travel in-country
backpack is priceless because you will likely travel in-country
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regularly. Almost all the basic items you need can be found
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regularly. Almost <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/South_Africa_Expand_the_Band<span style="color:black;font-weight:normal; text-decoration:none!important;  background:none!important; text-decoration:none;">century 21 broker properti jual beli sewa rumah Indonesia</span>] all the basic items you need can be found
here; however, they may not be good quality or they may be
here; however, they may not be good quality or they may be
expensive. So, if you are particular about something, bring
expensive. So, if you are particular about something, bring
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* Battery charger—solar powered or plug in
* Battery charger—solar powered or plug in
* Two pair prescription eyeglasses, consider prescription sunglasses as well
* Two pair prescription eyeglasses, consider prescription sunglasses as well
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* A nice dressy outfit for first week dinner with officials and for going out
 
* Flashlight or headlamp with batteries and replacement bulb
* Flashlight or headlamp with batteries and replacement bulb
* Two bathing suits (no bikinis for women)
* Two bathing suits (no bikinis for women)
* Sunglasses
* Sunglasses
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* English dictionary
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* English dictionary (TEFL)
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* Nice comfortable shoes (nice sandals, Tevas, Chacos)
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* Comfortable shoes (toe and ankle strap sandals like Tevas, Chacos are popular with volunteers; note: if you don't like them, but think you might wear them--you probably won't; so don't spend the money on them unless you really think you'll wear them.)
* One pair of dress shoes
* One pair of dress shoes
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* Professional clothing in breathable fabrics (two outfits minimum for TEFL Volunteers)
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* Good pair of tennis shoes
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* Business casual clothing in breathable fabrics (two outfits minimum for TEFL Volunteers) - no need to bring a suit or sport coat.
* Plenty and durable cotton T-shirts (many Volunteers prefer darker colors)
* Plenty and durable cotton T-shirts (many Volunteers prefer darker colors)
* Pants (of lightweight material)
* Pants (of lightweight material)
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* Good sturdy bras (bring lots because hand washing wears them out)
* Good sturdy bras (bring lots because hand washing wears them out)
* Good underwear (bring a two-year supply; hand washing wears them out)
* Good underwear (bring a two-year supply; hand washing wears them out)
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* Good pair of tennis shoes
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* Sweater, sweatshirt, or long-sleeve shirt (one, two at most)
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* Sweater, sweatshirt, or long-sleeve shirt
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* Workout clothes (if you work out).  For women, shorts to the knee are a must, modest tank tops ok.
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* Workout clothes (if you work out)
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* Pictures from home
* Pictures from home
* USB flash drive (Peace Corps provides each volunteer with a 128 MB key but larger sizes are useful for backing things up)
* USB flash drive (Peace Corps provides each volunteer with a 128 MB key but larger sizes are useful for backing things up)
* Digital camera
* Digital camera
* Short-wave radio or World Space Radio
* Short-wave radio or World Space Radio
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* Duct tape
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* Duct tape, duct tape and more duct tape
* Medium book bag (for three- to four-day trips)
* Medium book bag (for three- to four-day trips)
* Hairbrush or comb
* Hairbrush or comb
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==Not necessary but useful for some Volunteers==
==Not necessary but useful for some Volunteers==
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* Margarita machine
 
* Wall calendar
* Wall calendar
* Adaptor (if bringing electrical appliances)
* Adaptor (if bringing electrical appliances)
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* Catalogue of clothing (to show to tailor to get copies made)
* Catalogue of clothing (to show to tailor to get copies made)
* Good pens (if they are important to you)
* Good pens (if they are important to you)
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* Good flashlight TEFL-Specific Suggestions
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* Good flashlight  
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TEFL-Specific Suggestions
* Art supplies (markers, crayons, paints, construction paper, rubber cement, etc.)
* Art supplies (markers, crayons, paints, construction paper, rubber cement, etc.)
* Children’s books
* Children’s books
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* Books on CD (there are computers at work stations and in some schools; they are smaller than books, easy to pack, and can be useful (e.g., encyclopedias, journals, etc.)
* Books on CD (there are computers at work stations and in some schools; they are smaller than books, easy to pack, and can be useful (e.g., encyclopedias, journals, etc.)
* Stickers (can be easily sent here, too)
* Stickers (can be easily sent here, too)
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==Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items==
==Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items==
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* Towel
* Towel
* Aloe-Vera
* Aloe-Vera
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* Tampons (three-month supply; can buy generic brands here)
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* Tampons (small OB ones pack well or bring a diva cup because here they are expensive)
* Good hair conditioner
* Good hair conditioner
* Hair ties
* Hair ties

Latest revision as of 17:43, 26 December 2011


Packing List for Benin
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Packing Lists by Country

These lists has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Benin based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that experience is individual. There is no perfect list!
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See also:
Pre-Departure Checklist
Staging Timeline

For information see Welcomebooks

These lists have been compiled by Volunteers serving in Benin and are based on their experiences. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that experience is individual. There is no perfect list! You can always have century 21 broker properti jual beli sewa rumah Indonesia things sent to you later. You obviously cannot bring everything we mention, so consider those items that make the most sense to you personally and professionally. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have an 80-pound weight restriction on baggage. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Benin. Clothing can very easily be tailor-made from local fabrics. Second-hand clothing is also very popular across Benin and is available in many markets. It is not necessary to bring a large amount of clothing. Nice-quality shoes and sandals can also be made in country. Luggage should be durable, lightweight, and easy to carry as you will be responsible for transporting it in-country. Duffel bags and backpacks without frames work well. A good backpack is priceless because you will likely travel in-country regularly. Almost century 21 broker properti jual beli sewa rumah Indonesia all the basic items you need can be found here; however, they may not be good quality or they may be expensive. So, if you are particular about something, bring lots!

Contents

[edit] Necessities

[edit] Specifically for Women

[edit] Not necessary but useful for some Volunteers

TEFL-Specific Suggestions

[edit] Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items

Almost every type of toiletry is available here, but some are quite expensive (such as deodorant, facial creams, and toners). If you prefer a certain brand name, stock up, but otherwise bring a three-month supply for the duration of training.

[edit] Kitchen

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