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With the exception of the last three sections, each section is organized into three categories: <span style="color:red;">'''The Backpacker'''</span>, <span style="color:green;">'''The Traveler'''</span>, and <span style="color:purple;">'''The Settler'''</span>.  These three categories differentiate the importance, cost, and availability of each item.
With the exception of the last three sections, each section is organized into three categories: <span style="color:red;">'''The Backpacker'''</span>, <span style="color:green;">'''The Traveler'''</span>, and <span style="color:purple;">'''The Settler'''</span>.  These three categories differentiate the importance, cost, and availability of each item.
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<span style="color:red;">'''The Backpacker'''</span> can be described as a person who '''only packs the essentials''' that can be ergonomically placed inside one or two backpacks with a week-long trip in mind. They pack with the intentions of buying more according to the environment of their destination. Therefore, the list below are the items PCVs feel are the most important, cannot be easily found in Ghana, or are really expensive.
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<span style="color:red;">'''The Backpacker'''</span> can be described as a person who '''only packs the essentials''' that can be ergonomically placed inside one or two backpacks with a week-long trip in mind. They pack with the intentions of buying more according to the environment of their destination. Therefore, the list in this category are the items PCVs feel are the most important, cannot be easily found in Ghana, or are really expensive.
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<span style="color:green;">'''The Traveler'''</span> is a person who packs with the intentions of a being lightweight but include a few nonessential items. The list below is in addition to <span style="color:red;">'''The Backpacker'''</span> list but these comfort or '''nonessential items can be bought in Ghana''' if you do not have high standards. That means that the following items are ''not found everywhere'' but in most large cities and some market towns, where market towns are typically within an hour or town of most PCVs.  These items are moderately priced.
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<span style="color:green;">'''The Traveler'''</span> is a person who packs with the intentions of a being lightweight but include a few nonessential items. This list is in addition to <span style="color:red;">'''The Backpacker'''</span> list but these comfort or '''nonessential items can be bought in Ghana''' if you do not have high standards. That means that the following items are ''not found everywhere'' but in most large cities and some market towns, where market towns are typically within an hour or town of most PCVs.  These items are moderately priced.
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<span style="color:purple;">'''The Settler'''</span> is a person who packs with the purpose of establishing permanent residence in Ghana. They are people who pack '''everything''' in <span style="color:red;">'''The Backpacker'''</span> and <span style="color:green;">'''The Traveler'''</span> lists and exceed the one luggage weight limit at the airport . . . for both check-in bags. They pack with the intention of purchasing only disposable items in Ghana. The list below is of '''luxury''' items that one could bring if you budget for a small boy to help you carry your bags.  These items can usually be easily purchased in Ghana and are relatively inexpensive.
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<span style="color:purple;">'''The Settler'''</span> is a person who packs with the purpose of establishing permanent residence in Ghana. They are people who pack '''everything''' in <span style="color:red;">'''The Backpacker'''</span> and <span style="color:green;">'''The Traveler'''</span> lists and exceed the one luggage weight limit at the airport . . . for both check-in bags. They pack with the intention of purchasing only disposable items in Ghana. This category consists of '''luxury''' items that one could bring if you budget for a small boy to help you carry your bags.  These items can usually be easily purchased anywhere in Ghana and are relatively inexpensive.
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Although airlines have pretty restrictive luggage policies these days, have no fear.  Since you are now working for Uncle Sam, Peace Corps will purchase you a full-fare ticket on a U.S. airline (one ticket from your home of record to staging and one ticket from staging to Accra, Ghana) which ''should'' entitle you to ''at least'' two check-in bags and one carry-on bag at no cost.  If you really want to make sure how much you can bring, its best just to [http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-airlines.html call the airline].  If the airline charges you for luggage, Peace Corps will reimburse you for any fees you incur (assuming you meet Peace Corps' baggage size and weight limitations – to be sent before staging).
Although airlines have pretty restrictive luggage policies these days, have no fear.  Since you are now working for Uncle Sam, Peace Corps will purchase you a full-fare ticket on a U.S. airline (one ticket from your home of record to staging and one ticket from staging to Accra, Ghana) which ''should'' entitle you to ''at least'' two check-in bags and one carry-on bag at no cost.  If you really want to make sure how much you can bring, its best just to [http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-airlines.html call the airline].  If the airline charges you for luggage, Peace Corps will reimburse you for any fees you incur (assuming you meet Peace Corps' baggage size and weight limitations – to be sent before staging).
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As of March 2011, the two U.S. Carriers that fly to Accra are [http://www.delta.com/traveling_checkin/baggage/index.jsp  Delta] and [http://www.united.com/page/middlepage/0,6823,1031,00.html?navSource=dropDown&linkTitle=baggage  United] (click on respective airline for baggage policies).
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As of April 2011, the two U.S. Carriers that service Accra, Ghana are [http://www.delta.com/traveling_checkin/baggage/index.jsp  Delta] and [http://www.united.com/page/middlepage/0,6823,1031,00.html?navSource=dropDown&linkTitle=baggage  United] (click on respective airline for baggage policies).
<span style="color:red;">'''The Backpacker'''</span><br/>
<span style="color:red;">'''The Backpacker'''</span><br/>
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*1 Rolling duffel bag (come's in handy when consolidating other bags, especially those that have loose straps)
*1 Rolling duffel bag (come's in handy when consolidating other bags, especially those that have loose straps)
*1 Day-pack (IE. standard size backpack)
*1 Day-pack (IE. standard size backpack)
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*1 Carry on/shoulder bag
 
*[http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/assistant/locks.shtm TSA approved] locks for backpacks, suitcases, etc.
*[http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/assistant/locks.shtm TSA approved] locks for backpacks, suitcases, etc.
<span style="color:green;">'''The Traveler'''</span><br/>
<span style="color:green;">'''The Traveler'''</span><br/>
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*1 Carry on/shoulder bag
*1 Money belt
*1 Money belt
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<span style="color:red;">'''The Backpacker'''</span><br/>
<span style="color:red;">'''The Backpacker'''</span><br/>
*25+ Pairs of cotton underwear (half for the first year, the other half for second year)
*25+ Pairs of cotton underwear (half for the first year, the other half for second year)
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*5-7 T-shirts (pretty cheap here)
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*2-4 T-shirts (pretty cheap here)
*1 Business casual outfit and shoes
*1 Business casual outfit and shoes
*1 Pair of shorts (for home/sleeping)
*1 Pair of shorts (for home/sleeping)
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*1 Lightweight waterproof jacket
*1 Lightweight waterproof jacket
*1 Long sleeve shirt, sweatshirt or fleece (You will get cold at least one night, trust me!)
*1 Long sleeve shirt, sweatshirt or fleece (You will get cold at least one night, trust me!)
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*5-7 Bandannas/Handkerchiefs (You will sweat a lot, trust me!)
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*1-2 Bandannas/Handkerchiefs (You will sweat a lot, trust me!)
'''Males:'''
'''Males:'''
*2-3 Pairs of slacks/pants: if you're a teacher you're going to live in these.  Also if you're a bit on the heavier side now, you'll probably lose weight, so consider bringing one pair that is slightly smaller.
*2-3 Pairs of slacks/pants: if you're a teacher you're going to live in these.  Also if you're a bit on the heavier side now, you'll probably lose weight, so consider bringing one pair that is slightly smaller.
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*3-5 Collar dress shirts (you will definitely need these if you're a teacher)
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*3-5 Collar '''short sleeve''' dress shirts (you will definitely need these if you're a teacher)
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*1-2 Undershirts
*1 Pair of board shorts (for swimming)
*1 Pair of board shorts (for swimming)
*1 Pair of shorts
*1 Pair of shorts
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'''Females:'''
'''Females:'''
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*2+ Dresses (more if you are a teacher)
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*1-2 Dresses (more if you are a teacher; fyi, they are easy to have made here)
*2+ Blouses (don't bring anything too fancy, bring more if you are a teacher)
*2+ Blouses (don't bring anything too fancy, bring more if you are a teacher)
*2 -3 Lightweight knee-length skirts (bring more if you are a teacher)
*2 -3 Lightweight knee-length skirts (bring more if you are a teacher)
*Conservative swimsuit
*Conservative swimsuit
*2 Sport bras
*2 Sport bras
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*8 Bras (Definitely bring bras, you can buy them here, but it's awkward, so bring enough to last.  Also if you can get away without using an under-wire do so, since it's really hard to hand wash with it)
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*6-8 Bras (Definitely bring bras, you can buy them here, but it's awkward, so bring enough to last.  Also if you can get away without using an under-wire do so, since it's really hard to hand wash with it)
<span style="color:green;">'''The Traveler'''</span><br/>
<span style="color:green;">'''The Traveler'''</span><br/>
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*1 Pair of sturdy pants: something comfy that you don't mind getting dirty
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*2-3 T-shirts
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*1 Pair of sturdy pants or zip-off hiking pants: something comfy that you don't mind getting dirty
*1 Pair of jeans
*1 Pair of jeans
*1 Baseball cap
*1 Baseball cap
'''Males:'''
'''Males:'''
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*5-10 Undershirts
 
*1 Extra belt
*1 Extra belt
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<span style="color:purple;">'''The Settler'''</span><br/>
<span style="color:purple;">'''The Settler'''</span><br/>
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*Scrub bottoms
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*Scrub bottoms or Lounge Clothes
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*2 Pairs of wool socks
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*2 Pairs of smart wool socks
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<span style="color:red;">'''The Backpacker'''</span><br/>
<span style="color:red;">'''The Backpacker'''</span><br/>
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*1 Pair of dressy shoes or sandals  
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*1 Pair of dressy shoes or sandals (Chacos are permissible)
*1 Pair of durable sandals (IE. Chacos, Teva's, etc)
*1 Pair of durable sandals (IE. Chacos, Teva's, etc)
*1 Pair of sneakers
*1 Pair of sneakers
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*1 Pair of flip flops (for the shower and just walking around; can easily be purchased here)
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<span style="color:green;">'''The Traveler'''</span><br/>
<span style="color:green;">'''The Traveler'''</span><br/>
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*1 Pair of hiking boots (especially if you're an environment or health/watsan volunteer)
*1 Pair of hiking boots (especially if you're an environment or health/watsan volunteer)
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*1 Extra pair of flip flops
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*1 Pair of flip flops (for the shower and just walking around; can easily be purchased here)
*Running shoes (these are available in Ghana but are expensive, bringing a couple of pairs would be a good idea if you are into running)
*Running shoes (these are available in Ghana but are expensive, bringing a couple of pairs would be a good idea if you are into running)
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<span style="color:purple;">'''The Settler'''</span><br/>
<span style="color:purple;">'''The Settler'''</span><br/>
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*TBD
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*1 Extra pair of flip flops
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*1 Towel (camp towel preferable)
*1 Towel (camp towel preferable)
*Nail clippers/tweezers
*Nail clippers/tweezers
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*Q-tips
 
*1 Travel size soap, shampoo, and conditioner
*1 Travel size soap, shampoo, and conditioner
*1 Sturdy hairbrush/wide tooth comb
*1 Sturdy hairbrush/wide tooth comb
*2 Bottles of shampoo/conditioner  (Use shampoo bars from LUSH, they save on space and smell nice.  You can buy shampoo here, but it's either really expensive or really bad, so shampoo bars are the way to go)
*2 Bottles of shampoo/conditioner  (Use shampoo bars from LUSH, they save on space and smell nice.  You can buy shampoo here, but it's either really expensive or really bad, so shampoo bars are the way to go)
*Personal medication ('''Bring a three-month supply of all medications, including birth control pills, you are presently taking''')
*Personal medication ('''Bring a three-month supply of all medications, including birth control pills, you are presently taking''')
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*Over the counter medications (Most are provided in the [http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/Health_care_and_safety_in_Ghana#First_Aid_Kit_Contents first aid kit])
 
*2 Pairs of prescription eyeglasses (if applicable) - If you wear eyeglasses, bring two pairs with you — your current pair and a spare. If a either pair breaks, gets stolen, etc., the Peace Corps will replace it '''only once''', using the information your doctor in the United States provided on the eyeglasses form during your examination.
*2 Pairs of prescription eyeglasses (if applicable) - If you wear eyeglasses, bring two pairs with you — your current pair and a spare. If a either pair breaks, gets stolen, etc., the Peace Corps will replace it '''only once''', using the information your doctor in the United States provided on the eyeglasses form during your examination.
*1 Eyeglasses strap/holder
*1 Eyeglasses strap/holder
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*1-2 Pairs of sunglasses
*1-2 Pairs of sunglasses
*Contact solution - virtually impossible to find in Ghana
*Contact solution - virtually impossible to find in Ghana
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'''Important Note: Over the counter medications are provided in the [http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/Health_care_and_safety_in_Ghana#First_Aid_Kit_Contents first aid kit]).  Although this kit is provided to you a few weeks after you first arrive, some of the OTC medications are given to you on your first day here in Ghana.'''
'''Males:'''
'''Males:'''
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*80 Tampons: Bring the O.B. brand, you don't want to deal with applicators here (Also tampons can be used as packing peanuts in packages if you're friends and family feel ok with doing that).
*80 Tampons: Bring the O.B. brand, you don't want to deal with applicators here (Also tampons can be used as packing peanuts in packages if you're friends and family feel ok with doing that).
:PC does provide a limited amount to volunteers.
:PC does provide a limited amount to volunteers.
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*Leave in conditioner
 
*Face wash
*Face wash
<span style="color:green;">'''The Traveler'''</span><br/>
<span style="color:green;">'''The Traveler'''</span><br/>
*1 camping towel
*1 camping towel
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*Leave in conditioner
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*Q-tips (can easily be purchased here, but are of poor quality)
*Disposable razors (you can buy cheap razors here)
*Disposable razors (you can buy cheap razors here)
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*Lotion
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*Lotion (small travel size is sufficient, bigger bottles can be purchased here)
*Hand wipes or hand sanitizer (maybe one bottle/packet, but most of the time you really just need soap and water to get your hands clean)
*Hand wipes or hand sanitizer (maybe one bottle/packet, but most of the time you really just need soap and water to get your hands clean)
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===Electronics===
===Electronics===
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Since electronics require electricity, and since the electricity in Ghana is quite different than in America, there are a few '''important''' things you should know prior to coming to Ghana.  Please read the following section on [http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/Living_conditions_and_volunteer_lifestyles_in_Ghana#Electricity electricity in Ghana] for more information.
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Since electronics require electricity, and since the electricity in Ghana is quite different than in America, there are a few '''important''' things you should know prior to coming to Ghana.  Please read the following section on [[ICT_in_Ghana#Electricity in Ghana|Electricity in Ghana]] for more information.
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In addition, see this important section on [[ICT_in_Ghana#Mobile Phones in Ghana|mobile phones in Ghana]].
<span style="color:red;">'''The Backpacker'''</span><br/>
<span style="color:red;">'''The Backpacker'''</span><br/>
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<span style="color:green;">'''The Traveler'''</span><br/>
<span style="color:green;">'''The Traveler'''</span><br/>
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*1 Laptop/Netbook with waterproof case (It is absolutely feasible to bring a laptop or netbook.  They come in handy during all the down time you have.  However, have a mindset that whatever you bring you are willing to part with it. That is because their are many hazards like electrical fluctuations, viruses, and theft.  '''Please read the section''' on [http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/Living_conditions_and_volunteer_lifestyles_in_Ghana#Computers computers] for more relevant information.  Therefore, '''bring a computer at your own risk!'''
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*1 Laptop/Netbook with waterproof case (It is absolutely feasible to bring a laptop or netbook.  They come in handy during all the down time you have.  However, have a mindset that whatever you bring you are willing to part with it. That is because their are many hazards like electrical fluctuations, viruses, and theft.  '''Therefore, bring a computer at your own risk!''' (Please read the [[ICT_in_Ghana#Computers in Ghana|Computers in Ghana]] section for more relevant information).
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*1 External hard drive (At least 500GB for all the TV shows and movies you'll watch during your down time.  Also bring new stuff for the older volunteers, we'll love you for it)
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*1 External hard drive (At least 500GB for all the TV shows and movies you'll watch during your down time.  Also bring new stuff for the older volunteers, we'll love you for it!)
*Small portable speakers
*Small portable speakers
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:BBC is broadcasted in Ghana.  
:BBC is broadcasted in Ghana.  
*Cell phone (if you want to get it unlocked here in Ghana)
*Cell phone (if you want to get it unlocked here in Ghana)
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*Spare computer parts (ie. power adapter, network cables, hard drive) - quality replacement parts are difficult to find and expensive in Ghana.
'''Important Note:'''
'''Important Note:'''
Since many of your electronics are valuable, it is also '''recommended''' to insure these items prior to coming to Ghana.  Information on insurance will be included in your invitation packet.
Since many of your electronics are valuable, it is also '''recommended''' to insure these items prior to coming to Ghana.  Information on insurance will be included in your invitation packet.
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===Cooking ware===
===Cooking ware===
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*Guitar  
*Guitar  
:Ones of decent quality can be purchased in country.
:Ones of decent quality can be purchased in country.
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*1 Travel-size iron
 
*1 Small tent or any camping gear (there are some places here like the beach where they allow you to camp for cheap)
*1 Small tent or any camping gear (there are some places here like the beach where they allow you to camp for cheap)
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*1 Sleeping bag with liner  (Don’t' bother, you're not going to need a sleeping bag, it's too hot)
 
*1 Nylon hammock with mosquito net (During the hot season a lot of PCVs sleep outside in a hammock.  Unfortunately you won't know if you have a place to hang a hammock until you go to your site, so it's kind of a gamble.)
*1 Nylon hammock with mosquito net (During the hot season a lot of PCVs sleep outside in a hammock.  Unfortunately you won't know if you have a place to hang a hammock until you go to your site, so it's kind of a gamble.)
*1 Travel-size pillow
*1 Travel-size pillow
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<span style="color:green;">'''The Traveler'''</span><br/>
<span style="color:green;">'''The Traveler'''</span><br/>
*Travelers checks: $100 - $200 USD (use American Express – they never expire)
*Travelers checks: $100 - $200 USD (use American Express – they never expire)
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*ATM card
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*ATM card (see "Financial Management" section in the [http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/Pre-Departure_Checklist_for_Ghana Pre-Departure Checklist for Ghana].)
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:Verify the card has the VISA logo and,
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: ATM's are located in numerous locations across Ghana.
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:Verify the card doesn't expire during your service and,
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:Notify card issuer of possible overseas use
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<span style="color:purple;">'''The Settler'''</span><br/>
<span style="color:purple;">'''The Settler'''</span><br/>
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*Credit Card
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*Credit Card (see "Financial Management" section in the [http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/Pre-Departure_Checklist_for_Ghana Pre-Departure Checklist for Ghana].)
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: can only be used in large cities
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: Can only be used in large cities
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:Verify the card is either a Visa, American Express, or MasterCard
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*Checkbook
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:Verify the card doesn't expire during your service and,
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:Notify card issuer of possible overseas use
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===Other Important Information===
===Other Important Information===
*As a Peace Corps volunteer, you are eligible for many [http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/Volunteer_discounts '''discounts'''] offered by companies selling footwear, clothing, outdoor gear, electronics, and more.
*As a Peace Corps volunteer, you are eligible for many [http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/Volunteer_discounts '''discounts'''] offered by companies selling footwear, clothing, outdoor gear, electronics, and more.
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*Check out the Ghana Price List (under construction), for prices of goods and services here in Ghana.
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'''Ghana Price List'''
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:''I'm coming.''

Latest revision as of 10:56, 23 April 2011


Packing List for Ghana
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Packing Lists by Country

These lists has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Ghana 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!
Flag of Ghana.svg

See also:
Pre-Departure Checklist
Staging Timeline

For information see Welcomebooks

The packing list below has been compiled by PCVs in Ghana and is based on their experiences. The list has been divided into the following sections: Luggage/Suitcases, Clothing, Shoe's, Toiletries, Electronics, Cooking ware, Accessories, Financial, Items Peace Corps Provides, Packing Tips, and Other Important Information.

With the exception of the last three sections, each section is organized into three categories: The Backpacker, The Traveler, and The Settler. These three categories differentiate the importance, cost, and availability of each item.

The Backpacker can be described as a person who only packs the essentials that can be ergonomically placed inside one or two backpacks with a week-long trip in mind. They pack with the intentions of buying more according to the environment of their destination. Therefore, the list in this category are the items PCVs feel are the most important, cannot be easily found in Ghana, or are really expensive.

The Traveler is a person who packs with the intentions of a being lightweight but include a few nonessential items. This list is in addition to The Backpacker list but these comfort or nonessential items can be bought in Ghana if you do not have high standards. That means that the following items are not found everywhere but in most large cities and some market towns, where market towns are typically within an hour or town of most PCVs. These items are moderately priced.

The Settler is a person who packs with the purpose of establishing permanent residence in Ghana. They are people who pack everything in The Backpacker and The Traveler lists and exceed the one luggage weight limit at the airport . . . for both check-in bags. They pack with the intention of purchasing only disposable items in Ghana. This category consists of luxury items that one could bring if you budget for a small boy to help you carry your bags. These items can usually be easily purchased anywhere in Ghana and are relatively inexpensive.


Important Notes:


Contents

[edit] Luggage/Suitcases

Although airlines have pretty restrictive luggage policies these days, have no fear. Since you are now working for Uncle Sam, Peace Corps will purchase you a full-fare ticket on a U.S. airline (one ticket from your home of record to staging and one ticket from staging to Accra, Ghana) which should entitle you to at least two check-in bags and one carry-on bag at no cost. If you really want to make sure how much you can bring, its best just to call the airline. If the airline charges you for luggage, Peace Corps will reimburse you for any fees you incur (assuming you meet Peace Corps' baggage size and weight limitations – to be sent before staging).

As of April 2011, the two U.S. Carriers that service Accra, Ghana are Delta and United (click on respective airline for baggage policies).

The Backpacker

The Traveler

The Settler


[edit] Clothing

You are forewarned that you will have to HAND WASH all of your clothes or pay someone to which is hard on clothes. Cotton clothes are the most durable, practical and comfortable. FYI, you can buy back the clothes you donated in the past to Goodwill and Salvation Army here for cheap in the markets.

Furthermore, tailors are everywhere in Ghana. And even though they are not all created equal, you can have almost anything made because labor and material is cheap. Ghanaians really appreciate seeing PCVs wearing Ghanaian-tailored clothes, be it traditional or modern. In addition, the cloth that is bought here is strong enough to endure hand-washing, and it is also breathable.

The Backpacker

Males:

Females:

The Traveler

Males:

Females:

The Settler


[edit] Shoes

The Backpacker


The Traveler

Females:

The Settler


[edit] Toiletries

The Backpacker

Pack enough to last at least through the 10-week training.

Important Note: Over the counter medications are provided in the first aid kit). Although this kit is provided to you a few weeks after you first arrive, some of the OTC medications are given to you on your first day here in Ghana.

Males:

Females:

PC does provide a limited amount to volunteers.

The Traveler

The Settler


[edit] Electronics

Since electronics require electricity, and since the electricity in Ghana is quite different than in America, there are a few important things you should know prior to coming to Ghana. Please read the following section on Electricity in Ghana for more information.

In addition, see this important section on mobile phones in Ghana.

The Backpacker

Quality batteries, like Duracell, are expensive and only found in Accra.

The Traveler

The Settler

There are enough books at the Peace Corps offices, but bring one at your own interest.
BBC is broadcasted in Ghana.


Important Note: Since many of your electronics are valuable, it is also recommended to insure these items prior to coming to Ghana. Information on insurance will be included in your invitation packet.

[edit] Cooking ware

You can easily buy most kitchen supplies here — dishes, pots, glasses, and utensils. But if you are particular about your kitchen supplies (as the quality of these might not live up to the standards you are accustomed to in America), then there are a few items we highly recommend bringing:

The Backpacker

The Traveler

The Settler


[edit] Accessories

The Backpacker

Leatherman's Skeletool or Swiss Army Knife is great but remember don't pack it in your carry-on.
Even though there is a well-developed collection of books at all of the offices and an unofficial system of exchanging the most popular books, you may want to bring a couple of your top choices to last through the 10-week training.
These are like travel chess boards, Yahtzee, Frisbee, American football, soccer ball, etc.

The Traveler

The Settler

Ones of decent quality can be purchased in country.


[edit] Financial

Although all PCVs receive a per diem during training, a sizable move-in allowance (from which you can buy items for your house/room and a cell phone), and a regular living allowance, it is always a good idea to bring some extra financial resources in the event of an emergency:

The Backpacker

The Traveler

ATM's are located in numerous locations across Ghana.

The Settler

Can only be used in large cities


[edit] Items Peace Corps Provides


[edit] Packing Tips

TBD


[edit] Other Important Information

Ghana Price List

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