What to Bring
When it comes to packing for your quarter at the Bing Stanford in Washington Program think of only one thing:
Don’t pack too much!
Each student room at SIW is either a one-room double or a two-room triple with plenty of space for you, but not a lot of storage space for unused items and luggage. Remember, you are only in Washington for one quarter!
Bedding and Linens
|Each bed comes with
||You will need to bring
- one pillow
- a blanket
- a bedspread
- a pillowcase
- regular-sized twin sheets
Each bathroom comes with a bath mat. You will need to bring your own bath and hand towels.
SIW is equipped with:
- Wireless internet throughout the building
- Ethernet ports in all student rooms and most common spaces
- Two computers for student use
- A black and white laser printer for student use
You will need:
- Work or business attire is required for internships at BSIW
- A suit, blazer and slacks
- Collared shirts
- Dress shoes
- A pant or skirt suit (or blazer and slacks or skirt) in most offices
- Nice blouses
- Dress shoes
- Play clothes will range from workout wear to dresses for the opera
- Fall and Spring students will attend an opera at the Kennedy Center (suit for men, fancy cocktail or evening dresses for women)
- All students will attend plays, symphonies, etc… at a variety of theaters (both men and women can where business attire to these)
- Day trips to various historical sites (comfortable shoes, jeans, etc…)
- Winter wear is necessary for all quarters – but especially winter quarter!
- The end of fall quarter will cool down dramatically and the beginning of the spring quarter may also be cool. It is important to pack accordingly or at least prepare to purchase a sturdy winter coat while in Washington.
- Shoes are always a sore subject.
- Spend some time finding a shoe that fits well, you may only need one or two pairs of dress shoes
- Break them in before your first day of work!!!
- Buy socks that match well and that cushion without being bulky
- Don’t over-do the heel, work is not a party
- Wear panty hose or trouser socks while breaking in your shoes and even after for maximum comfort
- Make sure the soles aren’t slippery
- Bring alternative shoes for commuting
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