Travel Info

What to Bring
The Necessities

  • One backpack, must fit under seat on plane
  • One “carry on” bag, must fit in “overhead” bin
  • Passport
  • Water Bottle
  • Spending money ($100-$300 dollars, depends on how much you like to shop)
  • Sundries: Sunscreen, chap stick, sunglasses, hat
  • Flashlight/batteries
  • Travel alarm clock/battery operated
  • Watch
  • Ear plugs
  • Rain poncho (cheap one)
  • Bug spray/lotion
  • Personal medication
  • Personal toiletries, don’t forget deodorant!!! Baby powder may also be helpful
  • Reading : book, journal, etc.; pens/pencils/sharpies

Clothing Men

You must wear pants when working or going outside of mission/guest house. Medical scrubs are available when working in the clinics.

  •  Light weight pants and shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts and T-shirt
  • Cotton underwear
  • Sandals or sneakers
  • Bathing suit

Clothing Women

If you are outside, you can wear CONSERVATIVE tank tops. You must have a skirt or dress when working or going outside of mission/guest house or Medical scrubs.

  • Lightweight shirts, dresses, shorts, pants
  • T-shirts, sleeveless tops
  • Cotton undies

Sandals, sneakers, bathing suit (Tank style or one piece; you must cover up with a T-shirt when out of the water)

Remember, you can wash your clothes so don’t overpack. No towels or linens needed.

Haitian Travel Tips

  • You must be up-to-date on your Tetanus shot
  • Malarone 250/100 is highly recommended as an anti-malarial drug. Dosage: 1 tablet to start 1 day prior to travel and daily while in Haiti and continue for 1 week after returning home.  Call your M.D. for an Rx or see Paula. Hepatitis B shots are recommended
  • We will pack a large “snack bag” containing peanut butter crackers, chips, dried fruit, etc.
  • Take snacks with you each day and bring enough for any Haitians working with you
  • Buy snacks to pack OR donate money
  • All snacks are shared.
  • We have found that a prescription medication Rifaximin 100mg once a day during travel has been very helpful preventing traveler’s diarrhea. A prescription can be obtained through your local physician.