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    frankenstone is offline Senior Member 511 points
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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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    Should we bring dishes as well? what about small appliances? R most apartments furnished?

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    thanks for all the help

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    also bring...

    scrubs
    a box of gloves
    dissecting kit


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    Is any kind of dissecting kit ok?

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    Hey Guys ... take it easy. Every one has different needs so best would be to go there for a semester with minimum requirements ... feel ..... take what you need on the next trip back.

    Oh... most important Make Sure your student residence permit is processed B4 your second semester starts.

    Chao

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    Quote Originally Posted by Docs2B View Post
    Hey Guys ... take it easy. Every one has different needs so best would be to go there for a semester with minimum requirements ... feel ..... take what you need on the next trip back.

    Oh... most important Make Sure your student residence permit is processed B4 your second semester starts.

    Chao
    Yeah right like that (getting your permit within the first semester ) is ever going to happen ....

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    How long does a student residence permit take to process? & how would one go about obtaining one?

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    you can buy everything here almost same price or bit more (yes everything is in USD)

    Manin thing is yes as he is telling this is not our island and we got to understand this not as fair land as usa for us.

    most of the time locals are not trouble if u do not create a trouble ...this is one happy island and they like to be keep it that way.

    but do not forget this school attract students around the glob and some culture has heavy craving for formation of bigger team or gang as well show up their solo leadership skill by bulling around. Now it becomes very disgusting situation for you ....because this place is not regulated as strictly and fairly as USA's any other school. so yes u will be picked & bullied and it will be your own fault ......

    as he said bring attitude to please others and supper sweet and buttery ....make sure you be nice to African students ...otherwise ur life will get living hell..........not that bad ..also learn how to ignore peoples disgusting comments ....cuz that will be part of your life .......(remember u are here only for one year and u can do it )

    i wish someone would have informed me this and i would not ever have took a flight here ................

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    They have their own electronic shops such as bhoolchands. I still think you should bring a laptop with you.

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    GSM =able to insert cheap (open GSM = accept cheap from any network)

    GSM =able to insert cheap in it
    has to be unlocked means at&t , t MOBILE WONT WORK .....WITHOUT OPENING ...

    you can buy it here . Cheapest one is A$25 or u can bring it one of the att or other GSM and get it open here for $40 to 50 such as Iphone or other smart phone

    note Blackberry is widely used due to BBM option .......half of the school has BBM =free taxt .........


    Quote Originally Posted by lisaye81 View Post
    Hi Frank,

    When you say to bring a GSM phone do you mean to bring one that is unlocked so we can activate it in Aruba or bring one that has already been activated in the US or Canada?

    How expensive is having a phone line there?

    ****

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