Suggested List of Items to Pack:
Dress in Israel tends to be casual and it is suggested that you bring clothing that is light and comfortable. The weather in Israel is for the most part sunny, and it is advised to bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen with you. Winter lasts about three months (Dec-Feb) when it can get cold (5-15 degrees) and rainy but also sunny and warm. A good coat during these months is recommended, though a hat and gloves is usually unnecessary.
It should be noted that most American and European brands of toiletries can be purchased in Israel, and Israel offers many comparable brands, so there is no need to bring a year’s supply of toiletries.
Some items, such as batteries and reading material, are relatively expensive in Israel, so you may want to bring enough to last you through your stay.
International Student ID Card: Although you will be issued a student card by the Academic College at Wingate, you may want to purchase an International Student Identification Card (ISIC), which will entitle you to certain travel discounts, reduced fares on entrances to attractions, and other reductions both in Israel and anywhere else you may travel. The card can be purchased at most student travel agencies.
The electrical current in Israel is 220 volts, 50 cycles (as opposed to the 110 volts and 60 cycles in North America). Therefore, if you choose to bring any electrical equipment, you will need to purchase a transformer. Some appliances, such as hair-dryers and shavers, may be dual-voltage, and for these you will need adapter plugs that are convertible to the Middle East.
Although there are computers available throughout the campus and in the dormitories, most students bring their own laptop computers. The college is equipped with wireless internet access.