Packing Checklist

important note: on this webpage and on all the “student life” webpages (accessible from the menus on the left), you will find drafted language for the 2020 yygs program. yygs reserves the right to edit this information at any time, particularly in leading up to the release of 2020 admissions decisions.

Things to Bring With You:

  • Government-Issued Photo Identification (ID) and Valid Travel Documents - for paricipants traveling by airplane, train, and/or any method other than driven by parent/guardian.
  • Printout of Letter used to supplement travel documents from YYGS (provided on Application Status page after all tuition is paid to YYGS) - for paricipants traveling by airplane, train, and/or any method other than driven by parent/guardian.
  • Laptop Computer, Tablet, or Equivalent*
    • If you do not have a note-taking device, you may rent a program tablet through CampDoc for $100.00 USD ($50.00 USD fee + $50.00 USD refundable deposit). YYGS has limited tablets and they will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Cell phone with U.S. number (all students must have a U.S. number on check-in day)
    • For students who do not have phones that will work in the U.S., please read through the following two options and make your selection on Part 1 of your registration form in CampDoc.
      • OPTION I: Scholar Has Unlocked Cell Phone, Needs Sim Card - If your scholar has an unlocked cell phone, representatives from AT&T will be on-site at check in to sell you a sim card. AT&T is able to accept cash and credit cards. You will have the choice between a 1 or 8 gigabyte plan. Both offer unlimited talk and text.  You should expect to pay $38.00 USD for the 1 gigabyte plan and $54.00 USD for the 8-gigabyte plan. Please note that not all cell phones can accommodate an AT&T sim card and that you may need to purchase a cell phone. The final cost will be $38.00 USD for the 1 gigabyte plan OR $54.00 USD for the 8-gigabyte plan. Please expect to pay this fee at check-in with cash or credit card. If using cash, please bring smaller denominations than $100 bills. 
      • OPTION II: Scholar Needs Cell Phone and Sim Card - If you need a cell phone, representatives from AT&T will be on-site at check in to sell you a simple smart phone with a sim card. AT&T is able to accept cash and credit cards. The cost of the cell phone is $54.00 USD. You will have the choice between a 1 or 8 gigabyte plan. Both offer unlimited talk and text.  You should expect to pay an additional $38.00 USD for the 1 gigabyte plan or an addditional $54.00 USD for the 8-gigabyte plan. The final cost (phone + plan) will be $92.00 USD for the 1-gigabyte plan OR $108.00 USD for the 8-gigabyte plan. Please expect to pay this fee at check-in with cash or credit card. If using cash, please bring smaller denominations than $100 bills.
  • Extra-Long Twin Sheets and a Bath Towel (one blanket and one pillow are provided.)*
    • Sheets and a bath towel can be purchased through CampDoc for a fee of $28.00 USD. Limited sets are available, so don’t wait!
  • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, deodorant/antiperspirant, toothpaste, toothbrush)
  • Water Bottle (water is provided, but students need to bring their own water bottle)
  • FanPlease note that suites are not air-conditioned. If you cannot bring one, you may purchase a fan locally.
  • Pens or pencils and notebooks or writing tablets
  • Sunscreen
  • Prescription medications in original bottles/containers with dosage information (these will be turned over to the YYGS Health Staff who will be available to administer medication daily)
  • Umbrella and light rain jacket
  • Quarters for laundry

*To register and submit payment on CampDoc for Early Arrival, Tablet, and/or Sheets & Bath Towel, click on ‘Registration’ on the left side of your Campdoc website screen and begin by selecting ‘Register for a New Session’. Please note that all YYAS Alumni, Young Leaders (YL), and YYGS-Qooco Scholarship recipients will be contacted about this separately.

Download and print the YYGS Packing Checklist.