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    Items to Consider bringing with you.

    OK all here is Frankenstone's list of must brings.

    MUST bring items:


    Sheets (full or twin) no King or Queen
    Underwear
    Socks
    Shoes
    Undershirts There are almost no clothes to buy here
    Sandals
    Shorts!!
    Bathing suit
    First Semester Books
    Plenty of Pens, Paper, notebooks.
    Your Favorite coffee if its not Folgers (starbucks, etc)
    Sweater (for girls)
    Favorite snack item, there are few snacks here. (beef jerky, etc.)
    Bring 2 towels
    Bring you own pans (they all SUCK on this island, rust, coating comes off)
    NO ELECTRIC CLOCKS (only battery)
    Hat
    Sunscreen over 42 SPF (less than 36 won't work)
    Bring your own Cell phone (GSM) Cheaper
    Laptop
    USB Memory Stick (512k minimum)
    One set of nice clothes for Graduation or other functions

    Items Bring if you can:


    Printer (portable) (used a lot)
    Your favorite music
    Headphone for laptop
    reading lamp
    OFF!! (there are tons of mosquitos here)
    Video games for laptop
    toaster (if you like eating bagels, toast, etc)
    Can opener (manual or electric)
    reading books
    Blank CDs
    Good shampoo and toothpaste

    Things not to bring:

    Cars (the Tariff will Kill you)
    fans
    Bike (expensive to ship) Buy on island for 150.
    Drugs (crack, cocaine, marijuana, etc.) You can get it on the island
    Water filters (water is very clean on the island)
    New computer stuff in Box, they will charge you for it.
    Pets, it is very hot and uncomfortable. Lots of Strays. Poor Vet facilities.
    Attitude -( it's not our island, we are guests)

    Thats a start I will amend if I think of something else.
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    I would just like to say thank you frankenstone for doing up a list like this - it is much appreciated.

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    Oh ya! I thought of an item!

    -Titanium mesh mosquito net.

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    Thanks for the list!

    All I've been hearing about our grocery stores that are nearby. What about stores like Wal-mart, etc.? Obviously I'm not expecting Aruba to have a Wal-mart, but do they have an equivalent where we can buy ordinary things for day to day living?

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    To be honest with you guys, you find everything on the island. Yes, its cheap quality, but the price you pay for it makes up for it. If you have favourite things that you NEED, bring them. Otherwise dont bother paying extra $ for extra suitcases.

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    So is there a T-mobile serive in Aruba ? What about wireless internet on campus and in apartments ?

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    Wireless

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    Oh, and cells

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    Do ur research before choosing a school!

    its also advised that u should bring a piece of strong rope with you, just incase you don't like the things that you have paid for already (i mean the education part) you can hang yourself!!

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    Stores

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    This has probably been said before but now that I'm here I can say you don't really need to bring much here. We have a "Price Smart" store that's a replica of your local Sam's Club or Costco. We also have a ton of Chinese owned stores that carry everything Walmart would have. It takes a couple of hours to shop around and get EVERYTHING you need when you first arrive. Don't bother packing too much or waste money on paying extra for over weight suitcases like I originally did. Bring your clothes, shoes, books, and laptop. You'll find EVERYTHING else here with ease. This is coming from a guy who always over packs and is paranoid of leaving nothing behind. Trust me, come here and you'll be fine.

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