Marywood University students often dress casually for class. It may be beneficial to bring some formal attire for class presentations and interviews. Additionally, Marywood sponsors special international events throughout the year, so you may also want to bring your national dress to represent your home country.
Computers are available for students to utilize at Marywood University free of charge. It is not necessary to bring a computer with you. If a student chooses to bring a laptop, they need to make sure it is adequately insured and any work is saved on flash drives as well as on the hard drive. Also, there may be compatibility issues with specific software. For example, if you have a European version of Microsoft Windows a converter may need to be downloaded to accommodate a North American version of Microsoft Windows in order to access or use your files.
Many countries operate on a different electrical current than in the United States. You may choose to purchase your electrical appliances once you arrive. If applicable, battery-operated appliances are another alternative.
Many of the items below are available in the United States, but students should bring enough to get to their destination and allow time to settle and get oriented: please check with your airline for any restrictions. Currently most airlines policies state passengers must keep liquids carried on board in containers no larger the 100 milliliters and they must be kept in a small, sealed plastic bag.
It is important to bring an adequate amount of money with you during your journey. Exchanging money in the airport may be costly. Some suggestions are to use personal traveler's checks or to exchange a small, yet useful amount of money into U.S. Dollars (USD) in your home country before your leave.
The following link will help you understand currency conversion from your home currency to USD. http://www.oanda.com/convert/cheatsheet
When you arrive in the United States, we will suggest local currency exchange locations for you to obtain spending money. Some items you may need to buy for personal use or for your dorm room are listed below:
If you have a medical condition, you should check with your doctor for advice and guidance. You should also do the following:
There are specific U.S. regulations regarding what you may bring into the United States. To see the extensive and most current list of prohibited and restricted items visit U.S. Customs and Border Protection. For more information, you may also wish to consult the U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement Website.
The U.S. Zero Tolerance Policy imposes severe penalties for the possession of even a small amount of a restricted substance. Even prescription drugs and syringes used for legitimate medical purposes come under intense scrutiny.