Packing list for China

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Packing List for China
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Packing Lists by Country

These lists has been compiled by Volunteers serving in China 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

This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in China 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 an 80-pound weight restriction on baggage. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in China.

[edit] General Clothing


Note that good shoes are available in China but only in smaller sizes (up to size 8 for women and up to size 9 for men).

Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items

[edit] Kitchen

Most cooking supplies are available in-country, including eating and cooking utensils.

[edit] Miscellaneous

These might include:


Note: Books are really heavy to pack. The Peace Corps Information and Resource Center (IRC) is a great resource, as well as the Book Aid International program. Many reference materials are also available online. It may be more effective to bring a flash disk with your favorite handouts and lessons, and to print those things in-country. Family and friends can also send books from home if needed.

You may consider having some things, like heavy and bulky winter clothing, sent to you after you have arrived at your site, or you may consider bringing funds to purchase clothing (depending on your size). The key is to bring what you love and don’t bring too much!

Also See:Packing List from China Volunteers Perspective

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