Packing list for Ukraine

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*      DVD player with a power converter (while DVD players are widely available in Ukraine, they are much more expensive than in the States)
*      DVD player with a power converter (while DVD players are widely available in Ukraine, they are much more expensive than in the States)
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* Favorite tapes or CDs
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* Free Weights. The Peace Corps will give you a Dyna-Band, but a set of 10lbs dumbbells will help you to feel fit through the long winter of starchy carbs.
* Shortwave radio for getting international news  
* Shortwave radio for getting international news  
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* iPod, mp3 player, thumb desk  
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* iPod, mp3 player, thumb desk Favorite tapes or CDs
* Laptop computer with a good surge protector; if you bring one, be sure to insure it  
* Laptop computer with a good surge protector; if you bring one, be sure to insure it  
* Digital camera (useful for e-mailing and posting photos on the Web) or 35 mm camera with replacement batteries (film and processing are available in Ukraine)  
* Digital camera (useful for e-mailing and posting photos on the Web) or 35 mm camera with replacement batteries (film and processing are available in Ukraine)  

Revision as of 23:59, 27 February 2010


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

See also an alternative packing list

This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Ukraine 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 a 100-pound weight limit on baggage. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Ukraine.

Luggage should be tough and flexible, like duffel bags and backpacks without external frames. When choosing luggage, remember that you will be hauling it in and out of buses and trains and often lugging it around on foot (there are no porters!).

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General Clothing

Bring comfortable, professional-looking clothes that are appropriate for many occasions and can be layered according to the weather. (Note: you are expected to dress professionally during training.) Because you may be wearing the same clothes for two years, quality is more important than quantity. It is culturally acceptable in Ukraine to have a small wardrobe, so do not overpack. In addition, clothes should be wrinkle-free (polyester-cotton blends are recommended), easy to clean, and dark colored (you are likely to be washing your clothes by hand and cleaning whites is a chore!). It is possible to buy clothes in Ukraine, but selection and sizes are limited in the smaller towns.

For Men

For Women

Shoes

Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items

Unless you have to have specific brands, you can get almost everything you need—e.g., shampoo, conditioner, lotion, shaving cream, toothpaste, antiperspirant, hairspray, coloring products, razors—in Ukraine. Things to consider bringing:


You can easily buy most kitchen supplies in Ukraine. There are a few items, however, you might consider bringing:

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