What to Pack


Don’t forget to pack a carry-on! This important piece of luggage will remain with you on the airplane and will contain necessary items to keep with you during your flight.

  • Flight itinerary and tickets
  • Passport, I-20 or DS-2019
  • Contact information for International Engagement, as well as any friends you may have at UCA
  • Contact information for your country’s American consulate
  • Toiletries (containers less than 100 mL each)
  • Prescription Medication
  • Immunization Record (MMR 1, MMR 2, & tuberculosis tests)
  • Between US $200-US $500 in cash.
  • International credit or debit card 
  • A fresh change of clothes


Clothing for climate in Conway:

  • Short sleeves, long sleeves, T-Shirts
  • Shorts, skirts
  •  Pants (slacks, khakis), Jeans
  •  Sweaters
  •  Light jackets, blazer, coat
  •  Suits, dress shirts/pants (1-2 sets)
  •  Sportswear, swim suit
  •  Pajamas
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Warm hat, scarf, gloves
  •  Sneakers, casual shoes, sandals, flip flops

Bathroom/Personal Care:

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Shampoo, conditioner, soap, comb
  • Cosmetics, skin care items
  • Deodorant
  • Prescription medication – enough for your length of stay

Electronic Items:

  • Cell phone and charger
  • Laptop and cable
  • Converter/adapter
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Camera and Camera charger

Miscellaneous Items:

  • Glasses, Contacts, Solution
  • Backpack, purse, or tote bag
  • Favorite spices that may be hard to find in the US
  • Traditional Clothing for special events
  • Small items to remind you of home.
  • Small, inexpensive gifts for your host family or other special people you meet in the United States.
Did you forget something?

International Engagement will have nightly shuttles to Wal-Mart the first week where you can purchase items you forgot or lost. We will also have weekly grocery shuttles throughout the semester.