When preparing to travel either to Cincinnati or to New Taipei City, preparation is key.


ONE large checked bag

  • 50 lbs max
  • 62 inches when you total length+width+height
  • You will not have ANY access to this bag until you arrive in NTC
  • If you’re bringing a “generic” looking bag, you might want to tie a ribbon or strap around it so it is easily recognizable on the luggage carousel

ONE smaller bag

  • Baggage must fit easily in the carry-on baggage check (approximately 22″ x 14″ x 9″), which is located near the check-in counters

ONE personal item

  • 1 purse, briefcase, or backpack or 1 item of a similar or smaller size to those listed above
  • This item must be able to easily fit under the seat

Be CERTAIN you have luggage tags on ALL of your pieces of luggage. Get some ahead of time to plan to write them out at the airport and affix them to your luggage.

Things to pack in your LARGE CHECKED bag

  • 2 dressy outfits (no jeans, boys – shirt and tie, girls- dress or pants outfit)
  • 3-5 pairs of shorts
  • 5-8 t-shirts
  • 2 nicer shirts
  • 5-8 pair socks
  • Comfortable shoes – 2 pair (minimum) – one that you can hike in
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Swimsuit (girls – one piece)
  • Swimsuit coverup
  • Sleepwear
  • Slippers
  • Underwear (5-8)
  • Hat
  • Hooded sweatshirt/jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Toiletries:
    • Toothbrush/toothpaste
    • Shaving cream and razor
    • Deodorant (PLEASE don’t forget this! Haha)
    • Hairbrush/comb/ hair accessories
    • Feminine hygiene products
    • Soap
    • Shampoo/conditioner
    • Kleenex/Toilet paper
  • Ziploc baggies
  • Money
  • Credit card
  • Small “first aid” kit:
    • Tylenol/ibuprofen
    • Insect repellent
    • Sun screen
    • Band aids
    • First aid cream
    • Anti-diarrheal medication
    • Pepto-Bismol
  • Wallet or purse(s)
  • Copies of passport
  • Journal
  • Pens
  • Extra glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Gifts
  • Pictures of your school and family

Pack in your SMALLER suitcase to go onboard

(overhead & unable to be accessed during the flight)

  • Spare clothes/outfit – from top to bottom (including undies!)
  • Anything breakable – gifts
  • Medications that you do not need while in flight
  • NO liquids or gels over 3 ounces

Pack in your personal bag/backpack

  • Anything you’ll need during the flight
  • Headphones
  • iPhone/Ipad/iPod & charger & spare battery pack (if applicable)
  • Hand-held game system
  • Delegation t-shirt
  • Reading materials
  • Passport
  • Travel Itinerary
  • Money/Credit Card
  • Small pillow
  • Dress in layers or have some layers accessible
  • Snacks
  • Computer & computer charger
  • Phone & charger
  • Camera & charger/ spare batteries
  • Medication you’ll need in-flight
    • Doctor’s Rx in case you need to have it filled in NTC
  • Money (approximately $150-$200 total)

Please put your name on your items. It’s not a bad idea to pack some shirts, etc. that you don’t mind leaving behind/trading with the kids. You’ll have PLENTY to bring back