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{{packing lists by country}}
All the countries where Peace Corps and Crisis Corps Projects have taken place
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This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Cambodia and is based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that each experience is individual. There is no perfect list! You obviously cannot bring everything on the list, 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 Cambodia.
* [[Allows value::Afghanistan]]
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* [[Allows value::Africa_Region]]
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* [[Allows value::Albania]]
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'''General Clothing'''<br>
* [[Allows value::Angola]]
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Volunteers in-country discourage packing a lot of clothes as they are readily available in-country and tailoring is inexpensive. For women in particular, you will have to get most of your clothes for school/formal occasions made in Cambodia (Peace Corps/Cambodia staff will help you to do this during training). Volunteers also recommend not bringing white clothes, as they are difficult to keep clean. Two to three pairs of lightweight pants (jeans can be hot, but bring them if you like them because chances are you won’t find your size here)
* [[Allows value::Antigua]]
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* Shorts (for vacation)
* [[Allows value::Argentina]]
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* Three to five T-shirts/tops (cotton, linen, or quick-dry synthetic materials are best)
* [[Allows value::Armenia]]
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* Sweatshirt or fleece top and a few long-sleeved shirts (it can get chilly during the cold season and in air conditioning in Phnom Penh)
* [[Allows value::Azerbaijan]]
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* A windbreaker or lightweight rain jacket
* [[Allows value::Bahrain]]
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* Athletic clothes and braces/supports (if you work out or play sports)
* [[Allows value::Bangladesh]]
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* Baseball cap or other hat
* [[Allows value::Barbados]]
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* [[Allows value::Belize]]
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* [[Allows value::Benin]]
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''For women''
* [[Allows value::Bhutan]]
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* Four or five work outfits: light-colored collared blouses and dark-colored skirts (at least calflength, nothing shorter). Cambodian women dress very conservatively; women in villages do not wear clothing that shows their knees. You can have traditional Khmer skirts made cheaply incountry. Cambodian women do not wear pants at school, but do wear them at health centers.
* [[Allows value::Bolivia]]
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* Bathing suit (a one-piece is best). When you are on vacation with other foreigners, you may want a Western-style bathing suit, but be aware that Cambodian women generally swim fully clothed.
* [[Allows value::Bosnia]]
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* A good supply of bras and cotton underwear, including sports bras
* [[Allows value::Botswana]]
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* [[Allows value::Brazil]]
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* [[Allows value::Bulgaria]]
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''For men''
* [[Allows value::Burkina_Faso]]
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* Five or six dress shirts (light colors, especially blue, are best)
* [[Allows value::Burundi]]
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* Four or five casual dress pants
* [[Allows value::Cambodia]]
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* One necktie
* [[Allows value::Cameroon]]
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* Bathing trunks (Speedo-style swimsuits are not recommended)
* [[Allows value::Cape_Verde]]
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* [[Allows value::Central_African_Republic]]
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* [[Allows value::Chad]]
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'''Shoes'''<br>
* [[Allows value::Chile]]
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Unless you wear hard-to-find sizes (for women 9 and above; for men, 12 and above), shoes, sandals, and flip-flops are easily found in Cambodia
* [[Allows value::Colombia]]
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* One pair of casual dress shoes for work
* [[Allows value::Comoros]]
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* One pair of sport sandals (e.g., Tevas/Chacos)
* [[Allows value::Congo]]
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* One pair of athletic shoes
* [[Allows value::Cook_Islands]]
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* One or two pairs of slip-on shoes (you will often have to take off your shoes before entering a building)
* [[Allows value::Costa_Rica]]
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* One or two pairs of flip-flops (you will live in them when you are not at school)
* [[Allows value::Cote_d'Ivoire]]
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* [[Allows value::Crisis_Corps]]
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* [[Allows value::US_Relief]]
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'''''Note about PST: During PST trainees should wear professional clothing to all training sessions. This means collared shirts and slacks or skirts.'''''
* [[Allows value::Croatia]]
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* [[Allows value::Cyprus]]
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* [[Allows value::Czech_Republic]]
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'''Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items'''<br>
* [[Allows value::Djibouti]]
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The Peace Corps medical kit contains almost everything you will need for basic first aid, though not necessarily in the brands you like. You may want to bring a three-month supply of the following items for pre-service training. After training, you will be able to find a variety of these products in local shops.
* [[Allows value::Dominican_Republic]]
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* Shampoo and conditioner
* [[Allows value::East_Timor]]
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* Deodorant (available in Phnom Penh, but bring a supply of your favorite brand if you are particular)
* [[Allows value::Eastern_Caribbean]]
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* Good razor and supply of blades
* [[Allows value::Ecuador]]
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* Sunscreen
* [[Allows value::Egypt]]
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* Allergy medication
* [[Allows value::El_Salvador]]
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* Tampons, sanitary napkins, or a reusable menstrual cup (some Volunteers recommend “The Keeper” or “Diva” because they are easy to clean and you do not have as much trouble disposing of your sanitary products)
* [[Allows value::Equator_Guinea]]
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* Volunteers who wear glasses should bring at least two pairs of glasses with them to Cambodia. If your glasses are lost, stolen, or broken, Peace Corps will replace one pair of glasses during two years of service. Sunglasses or photo gray lenses will not be provided. The Peace Corps advises against the use of contact lenses (see the Health section) and will not provide contacts or solutions.
* [[Allows value::Eritrea]]
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* Nail clippers or nail care kit
* [[Allows value::Estonia]]
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* Earplugs (you may especially want them in your first few months as you are adjusting to your new surroundings)
* [[Allows value::Ethiopia]]
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* Heat rash powder (Gold Bond is recommended)
* [[Allows value::Federated_States_of_Micronesia]]
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* Cosmetics (if you use them normally)
* [[Allows value::Fiji]]
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* [[Allows value::Gabon]]
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* [[Allows value::Georgia]]
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'''Electronics'''
* [[Allows value::Ghana]]
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* A portable music player (e.g., Walkman/Discman/MP3/iPod, etc.) and plenty of your favorite music
* [[Allows value::Guatemala]]
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* Inexpensive, portable speakers (also available at a low price in Phnom Penh)
* [[Allows value::Guinea]]
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* Camera and film or digital with extra flash cards
* [[Allows value::Guinea-Bissau]]
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* A voltage converter (if you are bringing any electronics)
* [[Allows value::Guyana]]
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* Flashlight and/or headlamp
* [[Allows value::Haiti]]
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* Alarm clock (battery-operated)
* [[Allows value::Honduras]]
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* Good batteries (solar batteries or battery rechargers may be a good alternative)
* [[Allows value::Hong_Kong]]
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* Sturdy but inexpensive watch, preferably waterproof
* [[Allows value::Hungary]]
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* External hard drive
* [[Allows value::India]]
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* E-reader
* [[Allows value::Indonesia]]
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* [[Allows value::Inter-America_Region]]
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* [[Allows value::Iran]]
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'''Miscellaneous'''<br>
* [[Allows value::Jamaica]]
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Remember, there’s not enough room in your luggage for everything. Bring what is most important to you. The things that are important to you in the U.S. are likely to be important to you in Cambodia as well.
* [[Allows value::Jordan]]
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* Sturdy backpacks (small packs for work and bike rides; larger packs for trips)
* [[Allows value::Kazakhstan]]
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* Leatherman, Swiss Army knife, or other multipurpose tool
* [[Allows value::Kenya]]
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* A sturdy water bottle (e.g., Nalgene, Camelbak)
* [[Allows value::Kiribati]]
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* Lightweight, quick-dry towel
* [[Allows value::Kyrgyz_Republic]]
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* One or two flat sheets and a pillowcase (bedding will be provided during training)
* [[Allows value::Laos]]
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* Zip-top bags to protect your camera, iPod, food, etc.
* [[Allows value::Latvia]]
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* Good scissors (and/or hair-cutting scissors)
* [[Allows value::Leeward_Islands]]
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* Sturdy sunglasses
* [[Allows value::Lesotho]]
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* Photos of your life in the United States to show to Cambodian friends
* [[Allows value::Liberia]]
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* Small gifts from home for your host family during training and at site (magazines, coins, postcards, stamps, cool pens, hard candy, etc.)
* [[Allows value::Libya]]
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* Contact information for resources in U.S. (former employers, colleges, organizations, etc.)
* [[Allows value::Lithuania]]
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* Copies of important documents (résumé, cover letter, credit card information, etc.).
* [[Allows value::Macedonia]]
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* Things from home that will make you feel more comfortable (e.g., posters, books, journals, hobbies, music, photos)
* [[Allows value::Madagascar]]
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* [[Allows value::Malawi]]
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* [[Allows value::Malaysia]]
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'''Additional Items to Consider Bringing'''
* [[Allows value::Maldive_Islands]]
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* Visual aids for teaching
* [[Allows value::Mali]]
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* Your favorite dictionary
* [[Allows value::Malta]]
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* Art supplies
* [[Allows value::Marshall_Islands]]
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* U.S. and world maps
* [[Allows value::Mauritania]]
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* Travel games (e.g., chess, checkers, Frisbee, backgammon, Scrabble, Uno, Monopoly, Taboo, Trivial Pursuit, Risk—playing cards are available but associated with gambling, so these are less recommended)
* [[Allows value::Mauritius]]
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* Shortwave radio
* [[Allows value::Mexico]]
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* Musical instrument
* [[Allows value::Moldova]]
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* Calendar
* [[Allows value::Mongolia]]
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* Notecards, stationery, good writing pens, address book, books of U.S. stamps
* [[Allows value::Morocco]]
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* Small toolkit (including locking pliers)
* [[Allows value::Mozambique]]
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* Eyeglass repair kit
* [[Allows value::Namibia]]
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* American quality pens
* [[Allows value::Nepal]]
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* Dry bags/packs
* [[Allows value::Nicaragua]]
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* [[Allows value::Niger]]
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* [[Allows value::Nigeria]]
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'''What Not To Bring'''
* [[Allows value::Niue]]
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* Food
* [[Allows value::Oman]]
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* Heavy coat
* [[Allows value::Pakistan]]
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* A large quantity of clothes (tailors and fabric are readily available)
* [[Allows value::Panama]]
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* Camouflage or military-style clothing
* [[Allows value::Papua_New_Guinea]]
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* A lot of language materials
* [[Allows value::Paraguay]]
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* A lot of cash
* [[Allows value::Peru]]
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* A two-year supply of toiletries
* [[Allows value::Philippines]]
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* Pots, pans, kitchen utensils, or cookstove
* [[Allows value::Poland]]
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* Water filter (provided by the Peace Corps)
* [[Allows value::Qatar]]
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* For women: spaghetti strap tops or mini skirts
* [[Allows value::Republic_of_Azerbaijan]]
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* [[Allows value::Romania]]
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* [[Allows value::Russia]]
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* [[Allows value::Rwanda]]
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* [[Allows value::Samoa]]
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* [[Allows value::Sao_Tome]]
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* [[Allows value::Senegal]]
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* [[Allows value::Seychelles]]
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* [[Allows value::Sierra_Leone]]
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* [[Allows value::Slovak_Republic]]
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* [[Allows value::Solomon_Islands]]
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* [[Allows value::Somalia]]
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* [[Allows value::South_Africa]]
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* [[Allows value::South_Korea]]
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* [[Allows value::Special_Assign_Volunteer]]
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* [[Allows value::Sri_Lanka]]
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* [[Allows value::Sudan]]
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* [[Allows value::Suriname]]
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* [[Allows value::Swaziland]]
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* [[Allows value::Tanzania]]
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* [[Allows value::Thailand]]
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* [[Allows value::The_Gambia]]
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* [[Allows value::The_Peoples_Republic_of_China]]
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* [[Allows value::Togo]]
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* [[Allows value::Tokelau]]
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* [[Allows value::Tonga]]
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* [[Allows value::Tunisia]]
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* [[Allows value::Turkey]]
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* [[Allows value::Turkmenistan]]
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* [[Allows value::Tuvalu]]
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* [[Allows value::United States]]
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* [[Allows value::Uganda]]
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* [[Allows value::Ukraine]]
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* [[Allows value::Uruguay]]
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* [[Allows value::Uzbekistan]]
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* [[Allows value::Vanuatu]]
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* [[Allows value::Venezuela]]
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* [[Allows value::Vietnam]]
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* [[Allows value::West_Bank/Gaza]]
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* [[Allows value::Windward_Islands]]
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* [[Allows value::Yemen]]
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* [[Allows value::Zaire]]
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* [[Allows value::Zambia]]
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* [[Allows value::Zimbabwe]]
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* [[Allows value::]]
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Latest revision as of 11:33, 8 December 2015

Country Resources

This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Cambodia and is based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that each experience is individual. There is no perfect list! You obviously cannot bring everything on the list, 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 Cambodia.


General Clothing
Volunteers in-country discourage packing a lot of clothes as they are readily available in-country and tailoring is inexpensive. For women in particular, you will have to get most of your clothes for school/formal occasions made in Cambodia (Peace Corps/Cambodia staff will help you to do this during training). Volunteers also recommend not bringing white clothes, as they are difficult to keep clean. Two to three pairs of lightweight pants (jeans can be hot, but bring them if you like them because chances are you won’t find your size here)

  • Shorts (for vacation)
  • Three to five T-shirts/tops (cotton, linen, or quick-dry synthetic materials are best)
  • Sweatshirt or fleece top and a few long-sleeved shirts (it can get chilly during the cold season and in air conditioning in Phnom Penh)
  • A windbreaker or lightweight rain jacket
  • Athletic clothes and braces/supports (if you work out or play sports)
  • Baseball cap or other hat


For women

  • Four or five work outfits: light-colored collared blouses and dark-colored skirts (at least calflength, nothing shorter). Cambodian women dress very conservatively; women in villages do not wear clothing that shows their knees. You can have traditional Khmer skirts made cheaply incountry. Cambodian women do not wear pants at school, but do wear them at health centers.
  • Bathing suit (a one-piece is best). When you are on vacation with other foreigners, you may want a Western-style bathing suit, but be aware that Cambodian women generally swim fully clothed.
  • A good supply of bras and cotton underwear, including sports bras


For men

  • Five or six dress shirts (light colors, especially blue, are best)
  • Four or five casual dress pants
  • One necktie
  • Bathing trunks (Speedo-style swimsuits are not recommended)


Shoes
Unless you wear hard-to-find sizes (for women 9 and above; for men, 12 and above), shoes, sandals, and flip-flops are easily found in Cambodia

  • One pair of casual dress shoes for work
  • One pair of sport sandals (e.g., Tevas/Chacos)
  • One pair of athletic shoes
  • One or two pairs of slip-on shoes (you will often have to take off your shoes before entering a building)
  • One or two pairs of flip-flops (you will live in them when you are not at school)


Note about PST: During PST trainees should wear professional clothing to all training sessions. This means collared shirts and slacks or skirts.


Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items
The Peace Corps medical kit contains almost everything you will need for basic first aid, though not necessarily in the brands you like. You may want to bring a three-month supply of the following items for pre-service training. After training, you will be able to find a variety of these products in local shops.

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Deodorant (available in Phnom Penh, but bring a supply of your favorite brand if you are particular)
  • Good razor and supply of blades
  • Sunscreen
  • Allergy medication
  • Tampons, sanitary napkins, or a reusable menstrual cup (some Volunteers recommend “The Keeper” or “Diva” because they are easy to clean and you do not have as much trouble disposing of your sanitary products)
  • Volunteers who wear glasses should bring at least two pairs of glasses with them to Cambodia. If your glasses are lost, stolen, or broken, Peace Corps will replace one pair of glasses during two years of service. Sunglasses or photo gray lenses will not be provided. The Peace Corps advises against the use of contact lenses (see the Health section) and will not provide contacts or solutions.
  • Nail clippers or nail care kit
  • Earplugs (you may especially want them in your first few months as you are adjusting to your new surroundings)
  • Heat rash powder (Gold Bond is recommended)
  • Cosmetics (if you use them normally)


Electronics

  • A portable music player (e.g., Walkman/Discman/MP3/iPod, etc.) and plenty of your favorite music
  • Inexpensive, portable speakers (also available at a low price in Phnom Penh)
  • Camera and film or digital with extra flash cards
  • A voltage converter (if you are bringing any electronics)
  • Flashlight and/or headlamp
  • Alarm clock (battery-operated)
  • Good batteries (solar batteries or battery rechargers may be a good alternative)
  • Sturdy but inexpensive watch, preferably waterproof
  • External hard drive
  • E-reader


Miscellaneous
Remember, there’s not enough room in your luggage for everything. Bring what is most important to you. The things that are important to you in the U.S. are likely to be important to you in Cambodia as well.

  • Sturdy backpacks (small packs for work and bike rides; larger packs for trips)
  • Leatherman, Swiss Army knife, or other multipurpose tool
  • A sturdy water bottle (e.g., Nalgene, Camelbak)
  • Lightweight, quick-dry towel
  • One or two flat sheets and a pillowcase (bedding will be provided during training)
  • Zip-top bags to protect your camera, iPod, food, etc.
  • Good scissors (and/or hair-cutting scissors)
  • Sturdy sunglasses
  • Photos of your life in the United States to show to Cambodian friends
  • Small gifts from home for your host family during training and at site (magazines, coins, postcards, stamps, cool pens, hard candy, etc.)
  • Contact information for resources in U.S. (former employers, colleges, organizations, etc.)
  • Copies of important documents (résumé, cover letter, credit card information, etc.).
  • Things from home that will make you feel more comfortable (e.g., posters, books, journals, hobbies, music, photos)


Additional Items to Consider Bringing

  • Visual aids for teaching
  • Your favorite dictionary
  • Art supplies
  • U.S. and world maps
  • Travel games (e.g., chess, checkers, Frisbee, backgammon, Scrabble, Uno, Monopoly, Taboo, Trivial Pursuit, Risk—playing cards are available but associated with gambling, so these are less recommended)
  • Shortwave radio
  • Musical instrument
  • Calendar
  • Notecards, stationery, good writing pens, address book, books of U.S. stamps
  • Small toolkit (including locking pliers)
  • Eyeglass repair kit
  • American quality pens
  • Dry bags/packs


What Not To Bring

  • Food
  • Heavy coat
  • A large quantity of clothes (tailors and fabric are readily available)
  • Camouflage or military-style clothing
  • A lot of language materials
  • A lot of cash
  • A two-year supply of toiletries
  • Pots, pans, kitchen utensils, or cookstove
  • Water filter (provided by the Peace Corps)
  • For women: spaghetti strap tops or mini skirts