Get ready, it's time to
pack your life into a suitcase. Believe it or not, it can be done.
Packing is stressful, but it doesn't need to be. It's all about
packing smart. Beware it will take compromise and a little
practice. We have created a list of the ultimate necessities, and
included some do's and dont's to help. Now it's time to put on some
tunes, stretch, and get packing.
I can bring how
Depending on your program and the airline you are flying on, you
are limited by the number and weight of bags you can bring. If you
want to see an example of airline baggage restrictions, head to the
Alitalia site for more details.
- DTW: Europe Students
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but all DTW students
are permitted one, and only one suitcase! The reason for
this is your inter-country travel. When flying between countries
within Europe, you are only permitted to have one suitcase weighing
up to 44 pounds.
*1 Suitcase weighing 44 pounds
- Discover Italy and Discover France Students
Students participating in Discover Italy and Discover
France are permitted two suitcases weighing up to 50 pounds each
and one carry-on.
*2 Suitcases, each weighing 50 pounds
- Short-Term Programs
Seeing as you won’t be gone for an extended period of
time, limiting yourself to one suitcase and one carry-on is the
best recommendation we can make. To find out the weight limit for
your flight, head to the airline’s website for details.
What if my
suitcase if over the weight limit?
If your suitcase is over the weight limit, prepare yourself for
some hefting fees. To avoid running into this problem, weigh your
suitcases at home before you head to the airport.
What should I
pack in my carry-on?
- Flight Information
- Campus Address/Welcome Letter
- Entertainment for the Flight (Book, MP3, etc)
- Extra Change of Clothes
- Contact Case/Glasses (If applicable)