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Generally, Argentines dress very similarly to Americans. However, clothing brands and styles do set Argentines apart from Americans. We suggest you bring the clothes that you are normally used to wearing. The points below are a few things to keep in mind. Seasons are reversed in Argentina from what we are used to in the Northern Hemisphere. When it is winter in the US it is summer in Argentina and vice versa, please keep this in mind when packing. It is very similar to the winter weather in the Southern US. Definitely refer to the climate chart found at the beginning of this handbook. Also, in packing, remember that Buenos Aires is a very cosmopolitan city.
You can bring your laptop if you would like. It is great for communication (especially Skype) with your family. There is WiFi at the homestay, the school, and at cafés in town. Please be careful, though! This is an item that can get stolen or damaged easily so just be careful with it. Remember, you do not always have to carry your laptop with you, in fact we highly recommend you do not travel with it locally. You will not need it for the summer program. There are computer labs at the school and Internet cafés all over town so sometimes it’s easier to just use a public computer when you are away from your homestay.
Bring an extra pair of clothes & toothbrush in case your luggage gets lost or delayed by your airline.
Bring any prescription drugs that you may use. Make sure they are labeled and if possible, carry your doctor's prescription in the event that customs officials question you about it. This is rare, but it’s always a good idea to be prepared.