A detailed packing list will be provided two months prior to your departure.
Use it as an
informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that each experience is
individual. There is no perfect list! You obviously cannot bring everything on
the list, so consider those items that make the most sense to you personally
and professionally. You can always have things sent to you later. As you decide
what to bring, keep in mind there is a 100-pound weight limit on baggage. And
remember, you can get almost everything you need in-country.
Baggage and weight limit: The Peace Corps limits the size and weight of baggage and will not pay to transport baggage that exceeds these limits. The allowance is two checked pieces of luggage with combined dimensions of both pieces not to exceed 107 inches (length + width + height) and a carry-on bag with dimensions of no more than 45 inches. Checked baggage should not exceed 100 pounds total with a maximum weight of 50 pounds per bag.
Peace Corps Volunteers are not allowed to take pets, weapons, explosives, radio transmitters (shortwave radios are permitted), automobiles, or motorcycles to their assignments. Do not pack flammable materials or liquids such as lighter fluid, cleaning solvents, hair spray, or aerosol containers.