Pre-departure Packlist

Pack These

  • Clothes , underwear, etc. It's hot and humid when you arrive and gets cool and windy in November.
  • Router or Ethernet/USB Adapter- Dorm room only provides an ethernet cable. Bring a router if you want wifi.
  • Computers, electronics, chargers, unlocked cellphones etc.
  • Toilet Paper - Most TPP in Taiwan are NOT flushable. I was shocked when my roommate just threw the dirty TPP sheets into a trash can next to the toilet. If you want to, bring a roll or two of flushable TPP. 
  • Scans of Passport Photo page and admission letter
  • Passport photos
  • Credit/Debit Cards, ID, Passport


If you haven't turned these in:

  • Health exam form
  • Health form C (optional if you have immunization records + chest xray)

Buy These


Taiwan is pretty cheap, so a lot of stuff you can just buy after you get here. (I recommend this store called GuangNan 光南. It's a 15 minute walk from ShuiYuan Dorms)

  • Bathwash, toothpaste, shampoo, detergent, etc.
  • Bedsheets, pillow, comforter, etc.
  • Umbrella
  • Mosquito repellant (US brands can't kill Asian mosquitos)
  • Stationary (Maybe bring a pen, but buy notebooks, etc. here.)
  • Extension Cord with flippable switches 

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