EMIS Packing Guide

  • Laundry bags
    You will be washing your laundry in a common laundry room on a specific day each week. Lots of girls or boys will share the same machines, therefore I advise you to bring a laundry bag in order to keep track of your stuff, especially small pieces.
  • Bring some of your favourite food
    You will eat in a dining hall, yeah let’s just leave it at that: dining hall.
    Also, sweets can give you magical powers here on campus so better bring tons!
  • Shampoo, toothpaste, etc. has been supplied by the school last year, so do not waste your worthy luggage space on them. People in Tel Aviv also need them, so you will find them in drugstores or supermarkets. However, be prepared that you might not be able to read them if you do not speak Arabic or Hebrew. Good luck! No worries though, the locals will help you out if you ask nicely!
  • Lamp
    Light is a topic that constantly arises within your dorm and between your roommates. Bring your own lamp so you can still do whatever you need, while your roommates can sleep. Trust me, it can be useful during day and night times.
  • Pictures
    Bring some of your favourite shots with friends and family members to decorate the wall near your bed and your desk area. A little reminder of home never hurts.
  • Flip Flops
    Bring a pair of flip-flops, they will be your go-to shoes wherever you have to go, from the dining hall to school, literally everywhere.
  • Horse-riding equipment
    If you are interested in horse-back riding try to bring your equipment, as I know that last year a few students would have loved to have their boots, gloves, etc.
  • Sleeping bag
    Make sure to bring a sleeping bag for trips; you don’t want to be sleeping on the floor or without a blanket during these nights.
  • Sleeping mask / ear plugs
    If you are delicate with light or noise while trying to fall asleep, consider bringing a sleeping mask and ear plugs.
  • Blanket / Pillow
    A personal blanket or pillow has been proven to be useful and comfortable. If you have some spare space, bring one, or put it in your carry-on for the plane.
  • Phone
    If you want to bring your phone, you can connect it to the school’s WIFI. A simcard can be purchased from 10 NIS onwards. We mostly use Facebook and Whatsapp to communicate.
  • Hard drive
    Bring an external hard drive to back-up all your documents once in a while, because you definitely do not want to loss all your important documents: IA’s, EE, …
  • Camera
    You may want to bring a camera to take your own pictures. However, others have been doing a great job covering all events, and most people only use their phone cameras.
  • Warmer clothes
    Even though you are coming to a country full of deserts, it does get cold, trust me. Your sensitivity to coldness will change, I promise. Also don’t forget, the AC’s in the summer also makes it cold, so bring some clothes that you can layer.
  • Traditional clothing
    If you have some at home, take it with you. It is always nice to show others.
  • Socks
    Just bring lots of them. Dark magic happens and they may disappear.
  • Bathing suit, bikini, shorts
    There is a pool in the Kfar (abbreviation for Hakfar Hayarok, the Green Village), so you may want to enjoy one or two hot afternoons at the pool. There are also beaches in Tel Aviv, but yeah, we won’t be going there.

Safe travels and see you soon!

Written by Anna-Sophie Kraeftner
Edited by Eng Sou Ea

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