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Q&A: Packing Questions



I have a few questions:

  1. How many small gifts should we bring for the family’s?
  2. Should we bring a sleeping bag?
  3. What is the most preferable size for your backpack (being a girl)?

Thank you!



Hi Livia,

  1. You can plan on visiting three homestays on this course. Small gifts like keychains/postcards and culturally appropriate photos (no bikinis or bare skin) of you and your family are really all your need. 
  2. No, just follow the packing list posted on this Yak Board by your iTeam.
  3. A 35-40 L pack is enough. That’s what I have and it’s plenty with a day pack as well. Honestly, less is more.