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-Prescription medicines in clearly labeled containers. -Small first aid kit. -Card listing allergies and medical conditions. -Plain, nondescript luggage. -Business cards (pack in checked luggage). -Foreign language/English pocket dictionary. -Alarm clock, battery or wind-up. -Adapters for electrical items (most overseas locations have 220 volts, 50 Hz electricity. -Personal appliances (hair dryer, etc.) - 220 volts. -Flashlight, smoke alarm, door stop, etc. -Family pictures (this may reduce homesickness). -Photos - black and white passport size - approx. 20. -You may need a photo to obtain passes, permits, etc.