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Travel Packing Guide

Student travel season has arrived and with that comes packing. If your student or child is unsure of what to bring for their class trip, then worry no more, we have everything you need to make your trip hassle-free with our packing list!

Helpful Packing Tips

1. Always pack light, and bring what you need.

We suggest students limit their luggage to one suitcase which can be stored in the luggage bins under the motor coach or on an airplane (international tours).

2. Don’t forget a carry-on bag!

Preferably a knapsack that can be used to store important items on or off the bus easily.

3. Review the itinerary.

This will help you prepare for any special events that would require additional items.

4. Check the weather forecast.

Depending on your destination and when you’re traveling, you’ll have to pack some weather-specific clothes like coats or summer hats.

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Brightspark's Packing List

Preparing for your epic class trip abroad? This definitive guide will help you find the perfect balance between travelling light, staying comfortable, and being prepared for the unpredictable.

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Sample Packing List

Please keep in mind that our packing list is an outline, and needs may change depending on your destination and personal requirements.


  • For those 18 and under, a Canadian birth certificate (original or photocopy)
  • Valid Passport - Required for USA or International Trip Health card
  • Money - Lunches are typically not included in the program and perhaps include some spending money for downtime and snacks
  • Copy of the itinerary
  • List of important numbers and emergency contacts
  • List of prescriptions or allergies

Recommended Clothing

  • 1 t-shirt per day
  • 1 change of socks per day
  • 1 change of underwear per day
  • 2 sweaters or sweatshirts
  • 2 pairs of pants
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 1 pair of pajamas
  • 1 outfit for dance or other formal event (if applicable)
  • 1 rain jacket


  • 1 pair of walking shoes
  • 1 pair of shoes for dance or formal event (if applicable)


  • 1 toothbrush and toothpaste
  • 1 comb or brush
  • 1 deodorant
  • sun screen

Additional Items

  • Umbrella
  • Knapsack
  • Camera (with extra batteries)
  • Snacks for the bus ride
  • Water bottle
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