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Getting There

Packing Tips

Always pack lightly! Make room for souvenirs and other random purchases!


  • Backpacker bags and/or duffel bags may be easier for travel, especially jumping on local transportation. If you use a bag on wheels, it may be better to use a small suitcase, instead of a large one.
  • Book bag for weekend trips and groceries.

Suggested items

  • Adapters & Converters (We suggest a global converter so that you can use it no matter where you go)
  • Travel alarm clock.
  • Any medication you need.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Camera!!
  • Toiletries – the brands are different here and some things can be expensive.
  • Measuring cups if you like to cook (especially if you are not used to the metric system.)

You DO NOT NEED to bring:

  • Guidebooks - The NYU library has a travel book on just about everywhere you might go.
  • Towels, pillows and sheets – NYU provides these items in the dorms.
  • Ladies - You'll be running around London, so leave the heels behind.

If you plan on traveling:

  • Flip flops for the hostel showers.
  • Towels for the hostels.
  • Locks (some people felt they needed a lock for their bag).
  • Do not pack new clothes for every day of your trip!
  • Do not bring valuables that you do not need!

Also do not forget your Passport!!

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