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China Study Tour Travel Hints and Suggested Readings

Travel Tips

  • Click here for Passport and Visa information
  • Check Center for Disease Control Traveler's Health for updated recommendations about immunizations.
    As of this date, no immunizations required.
  • Change the US dollars to Chinese currency from banks or at the airport, or take Travelers Checks with you. Many businesses accept Visa/MasterCard etc.
  • Packing Essentials
    Weather in Shanghai is similar to Memphis. Check the current weather condition in Shanghai, China at: http://as.weatherstudio.com/dp/weather
    Light-weight cotton/cotton blend casual clothes
    • Hat
    • Bathing suit (university pool)
    • Shorts/T Shirts
    • Skirt/Pants for visiting hospital and clinics
    • Comfortable walking shoes - tennis shoes
    • Long sleeve top
    • Umbrella - Poncho
    • Sun Screen
    • Mosquito repellant
    • Camera
    • First Aid Kit
    • Journal

    Refer to the US Dept of Homeland security website for a detailed list of prohibited items in checked and carry-on luggage.

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