Packing list for Jamaica

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* slacks (not jeans)  
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* slacks (not jeans) - this depends where you work.  Most school environments are more professional, but jeans or khakis might be appropriate for other agencies.  REI makes a nice lightweight khaki colored pair of slacks, with hidden zipper pockets (great to keep money safe in)
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* shirts with collars (lightweight and wash-and-wear are best)
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* shirts with collars (lightweight and wash-and-wear are best) and POCKETS! When crammed in a bus or taxi, it is best to keep some money in your shirt pocket so you don't have to reach into your pants.
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* shoes: lace up leather (brown or black)  
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* shoes: lace up leather (brown or black.) Make sure they are comfortable more than anything else.
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Revision as of 00:35, 11 November 2009


Packing List for Jamaica
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These lists has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Jamaica 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

This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Jamaica and is 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! You obviously cannot bring everything we mention, so consider those items that make the most sense to you personally and professionally. You can always have things sent to you later. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have an 80-pound weight limit on baggage. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Jamaica.

Contents

General Clothing

Men

The workplace:

Fieldwork and Recreation wear:


Women

The workplace

at least 6 to 8 outfits

Shoes

Bring three or four pairs of comfortable and sturdy walking or tennis shoes. It is advisable to have more than one pair to allow for a day of “drying time.” Due to the high humidity, clothing and shoes do have a tendency to mildew. Also bring one or two pair of closed toe dress shoes and dressy high heeled sandals. Although Birkenstock-type sandals are nice to have for their comfort, they are not suitable for most professional situations.

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