Packing Basics


On-campus dress is fairly casual. Most students attend classes and campus events in jeans and T-shirts. You may want to bring modest attire for visits to religious sites in Israel. Plan to bring semi-formal attire for professional meetings and networking, special occasions and nights out.

Most of the year is warm or even hot – but because of air conditioning, make sure to pack a few sweaters or a shawl.

In winter, warm clothing is necessary. The weather can be rainy, damp, and cold from December until March.

A pair of good walking shoes is a must for trips and sightseeing.

Packing List

  • Letter of Acceptance from Kinneret Academic College
  • Passport and visa documentation
  • Linens and towels
  • Cell phone: All Israeli carriers give the option of using SIM, microSIM or nanoSIM cards. Your phone will need to be unlocked in order to use it here – ask your carrier for the code to unlock your current phone before you leave for Israel. The network technology is GSM/UMTS.
  • Adapter for electrical appliances
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable sandals
  • Comfortable clothing for travel and hikes
  • Short summer clothes
  • Hat
  • Warm winter clothes.
  • Warm clothing to wear around the house
  • Winter jacket and raincoat (For winter)


If you are taking a prescribed medication, you should bring a supply to last the duration of your time in Israel. It is also recommended that you bring your prescription with you should you need to have it refilled.

Also, in the event that you are sent an additional supply of medication by mail, you will be required to present a prescription to the Israeli Customs Office before the medication will be released.