What to Bring to Bard

What to Bring

  • Lap top (if you prefer to have your own in your room for the whole time - internet in every room provided; wifi across campus)
  • Special bedding, comforter covers (i.e. Bettbezüge) or an extra blanket for the winter months (you will be provided with 2 pillowcases, 2 sheets,  2 thin blankets)
  • Alarm clock
  • Ear plugs (highly recommeded!!)
  • Dark scarf or eye mask to darken the room if you are sensitive to light
  • Adapters for all of your electronic devices (3+ are recommended)
  • You may need to bring extra towels as you will be provide with ONLY 1 towel
  • A set of playing cards or board games for the house
  • Portable can opener (pocket-sized)
  • Do NOT bring a hair dryer (it will not work)
  • An international version of your drivers license if you intend to drive in the United States
  • Decorations (posters, photos, additional lighting) for your room
  • Bug spray for the summer months
  • Any medication you are used to and may not be available in the U.S.

What to Buy Upon Arrival

  • Mattresses are tough so you may need to purchase a soft mattress pad
  • Toiletries (you are provided enough for the first two days but you may need to bring or purchase more later)
  • Be prepared to purchase an American cell phone or bring a compatible unlocked smart phone (prices for a pre-paid cell service ranges from $15-$50 per month)
  • A reading lamp