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  1. AmericanIMG's Avatar

    AmericanIMG said:

    List of things

    hey guys, here is a list of random things that i think you should bring to Cayman from the States, or Canada

    - phone (for Vonage)
    - Vonage (ACTIVATED BEFORE YOU COME TO THE ISLAND)
    - www.vonage.com
    - dunno if you can use it in the dorms anymore, ask SG
    - ANY AND ALL TEXTBOOKS (shipping is a pain)
    - printer ink for your printer and a printer (if you print out the ppts it will run through alot of ink)
    - power strips to plug stuff in
    - clothes for school
    - clothes for the beach
    - towels
    - shoes/sandals
    - laptop and whatever programs you will need
    - blank CDs or DVDs if you need it
    - jump drive if you need it
    - hats
    - umbrella (the Cayman rains come outta nowhere)
    - extra contact lenses (in you need them)

    that should cover it...you can buy toiletries on the island for the same as in the States (minimal price increase), dont bother bringing shampoo and all that mess.

    lastly, BRING WHATEVER ELECTRONICS YOU NEED TO THE ISLAND! this includes alarm clock, flat irons, hair curlers, blow dryers, etc etc etc. electronics are really really expensive on the island, and any package that you have sent it will be charged tax almost every time.

    Last edited by AmericanIMG; 08-15-2005 at 02:01 PM. Reason: update
     
  2. AmericanIMG's Avatar

    AmericanIMG said:

    additions?

    if anyone can think of things to add to this list please do so in

     
  3. sweetpea said:

    Re: additions?

    Do I need to buy school supplies here ( like printer paper, notebooks, etc) or are the prices relatively the same over there in Cayman?
     
  4. Sebastien Guilbard said:

    what to bring on the island

    Vonage will work in the RH, you just need to make sure you mention it to the IT person, so we do not end up with IP conflict that might turn off the internet.
    The cell phone deal will start at 29$ for a prepaid phone, that includes a cell phone and your phone number.
    Incoming calls are free, so this is a very good way for your friends from the US/Europe or whereever in the world to contact you. The prepaid doesn't require any deposit.
    For the island things to bring in, I would follow AmericanIMG recommendations.
    Keep in mind that if you arrive on the island with a brand new stereo/TV, etc, you could be charged with 20% duty at the airport. As every country in the world, Cayman protects its own market.
    Your laptop is duty free as it is an educational tool.
    Sebastien Guilbard, M.B.A
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  5. AmericanIMG's Avatar

    AmericanIMG said:

    stuff

    dont worry about buying any school supplies, the office stores and grocery stores are very very much like US stores.

     
  6. WestTexasRN said:

    Re: recommended list of random crap for people new to the island

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanIMG
    hey guys, here is a list of random things that i think you should bring to Cayman from the States, or Canada

    - phone
    - Vonage (ACTIVATED BEFORE YOU COME TO THE ISLAND)
    - www.vonage.com
    - dunno if you can use it in the dorms anymore, ask SG
    - ANY AND ALL TEXTBOOKS (shipping is a pain)
    - printer ink for your printer and a printer
    - power strips to plug stuff in
    - clothes for school
    - clothes for the beach
    - towels
    - hats
    - umbrella (the Cayman rains come outta nowhere)
    - extra contact lenses (in you need them)

    that should cover it...you can buy toiletries on the island for the same as in the States (minimal price increase), dont bother bringing shampoo and all that mess.

    lastly, BRING WHATEVER ELECTRONICS YOU NEED TO THE ISLAND! this includes alarm clock, flat irons, hair curlers, blow dryers, etc etc etc. electronics are really really expensive on the island, and any package that you have sent it will be charged tax almost every time.


    Thanks for the info.

    A quick question. Is there a lot of paper/ research project in med school? What do you use the printer mainly for? I believe there is a weight limit so I just want to bring the essentials on the first trip like the textbooks.

    Thanks.
     
  7. AmericanIMG's Avatar

    AmericanIMG said:

    printer

    a printer is a must. all the classes run powerpoint for the lecs, and the best way to approach is simply print out the powerpoints before hand then write your in class notes on then in class.

     
  8. HeyMcfly said:

    stuff to bring

    A printer is certainly nice to have but you can easily get by without it. Myself, and many others I know never use them. And if you had to you can always use a friends. I'm sure you'll meet someone with one. Or it's free photocopying in the library and you could just photocopy someone else's print outs. Either way, there are ways around if you don't have a printer. If you have room then bring one. If not don't worry about it.
     
  9. lacarthic's Avatar

    lacarthic said:

    printouts

    The reson it is good to have a printer is most all of the notes for every class are powerpoints and it is easier for some people to print them out instead of looking at their computer all of the time. Another reason is if you are going to be in the Master's program in which case you will have to do papers hence you would need a printer.
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  10. AmericanIMG's Avatar

    AmericanIMG said:

    Re: stuff to bring

    Quote Originally Posted by HeyMcfly
    A printer is certainly nice to have but you can easily get by without it. Myself, and many others I know never use them. And if you had to you can always use a friends. I'm sure you'll meet someone with one. Or it's free photocopying in the library and you could just photocopy someone else's print outs. Either way, there are ways around if you don't have a printer. If you have room then bring one. If not don't worry about it.
    1 - no more free photocopies in the library, you must be a newer student or a transfer
    2 - some classes (like micro) the ppts have to be printed out
    3 - printers and all electronics are a buttload of money on the island
    4 - don't depend on others...they may run out of ink or not want to share or who knows what else.

    save yourself alotta hassle, but a cheap 40dollar HP compact printer and be prepared to work.

     
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