Clothes for weather that ranges from very hot during the day to cool at night
Shoes for exercise or hiking
Girls should bring clothes that are appropriate for Muslim households. This means shirts without plunging necklines, that cover your shoulders, and do not show your midriff. It is important that you bring several shirts like this as you will be spending a lot of time in Muslim areas of Israel. Scarves are good to bring because they can be used to cover up a low neckline or to cover your shoulders. In addition, you must wear either pants or skirts that go all the way to the ground. Shorter skirts and shorts are not allowed.
All students should have at least one outfit that is appropriate for nicer occasions like Shabbat, or a Muslim holiday or wedding.
Converters/Adapters-Israel uses the same type of plugs as Europe. You do not need converters so much as you will need adapters. Most students will need at least two of these to cover their needs. Adapters are much cheaper than converters and are easier to find outside of Israel.
Notebooks, pens (although you can buy these in Israel as well). Many students have found index cards to be very useful. You can buy these in Israel or bring them from home.
Books you would like to read during the program. Although we have some books available to you, you may want to purchase some before you arrive. There are bookstores in Israel that sell books in English, but they are much pricier here.
A towel-Although we will provide two towels for you at the kibbutz, you might want to bring your own for weekend trips.
A backpack or smaller bag will be useful for weekend or holiday trips.
Sunscreen-good for hiking trips and the beach. More expensive in Israel.
Sunglasses-The weather is usually great, and bad for your eyes. Stay protected.
Hat-Also good for protection from the sun.
Umbrella-It actually rains here sometimes.
Water Bottle-Great for field trips and the classroom.