Purple Suitcase


In Your Carry-On Bag

  • Passport
  • Immigration documents
  • Birth certificate (and/or certified copies)
  • Documentation of financial support
  • Letter of admission from Agnes Scott College, as well as any correspondence regarding scholarships or financial aid given to you
  • Cash/debit card/credit card
  • Any medications you might need in the original prescription bottles (preferably enough to last you two months)
  • ASC Entrance Health Record
  • List of allergies
  • Important phone numbers and contact information
    • Center for Global Learning +1 404.471.5380
    • Agnes Scott College’s 24-hour Public Safety +1 404.471.6355
  • Enough clothing and toiletries for a few days in case your luggage is delayed 
  • Electronic items, such as laptop, digital camera and cell phone (Note: Check the voltage requirements of all electronics that you bring. The voltage used in the United States is 110V so make sure your devices are compatible with that.)

Checked Luggage

Make sure that you do not exceed your airline’s weight limit for luggage unless you are willing to pay for excess baggage. Also, label each piece of luggage inside and out with your name as written on your passport and our office address and phone number (Center for Global Learning, Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, Georgia 30030 U.S.A. +1 404.471.5380)


Students rarely dress up for class unless they are making a presentation or meeting a special visitor. On most days, casual dress, such as jeans and T-shirts, are acceptable.  Bring clothes for both warm and cold weather. Summers are hot and humid with afternoon temperature that reach, on average to about 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius).  Average summer night temperature are about 68 degrees Fahrenheit.  May buildings with air conditioning are quite cool/cold during the summer, therefore, you might need a sweater or jacket to be comfortable indoors. January is typically the coldest month of the year with average nighttime temperatures of 34 degrees Fahrenheit (1 Celsius) and daytime  temperatures of  52 degrees Fahrenheit (11 Celsius).  

For more information on packing, click here.

Items to purchase in the US

Several of the items listed on the packing link above will not fit on an airplane, therefore we have scheduled a shopping trip to Target, a popular store planned for the first day of International Student Orientation.  After lunch, we will go via vans to go to Target.  With the link below you can go online in advance of your departure to look at items  you might need for your room and to look at the costs.  New students often purchase items such as: reading lamps, pillows, towels, bed sheets, etc.  

To look at these essential items from Target, click here.

Personal Items

Bring a few items representative of your home country or nationality  (music, national dress, instruments,, crafts, or other traditional materials) as there will be opportunities for students to share their culture and customs with the campus community. Pictures of your home country, hometown, your family, and other places/people/things you love will also be useful. Many people will ask you about your home country and will want to see the pictures. These pictures might help you describe your family and friends to new friends, and they will provide comfort and encouragement in times of difficulties!


Toiletries are readily available in stores in the U.S.   However, if you are attached to a specific brand, check on its availability in the US.  If it is not available, you might bring a supply with you.