Carry-on baggage

It is important to make copies of all necessary and important documents that you bring with you from the United States. When you study abroad, this generally includes your passport, visa, credit cards, ATM cards, student ID card, insurance cards and plane tickets. Items should be copied front and back so you have all the information if you should lose them. It is a good idea to keep a copy of everything with you on the plane, but make sure it is in a spot separate from the originals. Leave a second set of copies at home with your emergency contact.

Bring extra medication along with you in the carry-on. Medications must be kept in their original container. You may be asked to show proof of medical necessity when you go through customs. Having a copy of your prescriptions will save you a lot of time and hassle.

Increased security measures since August 2006 do not allow you to carry any liquids, gels, or aerosol cans in your carry-on luggage. These items need to be carried in your checked baggage.