Personal Items and traveling needs: Cosmetics and medicines, bring prescriptions if necessary. Swimming suits, rain jacket or wind breaker, sweater, hiking boots or trekking shoes (already worn in), photocopy of first page of passport, money belt, a cabin size bag for the mid-term trip, electric adapter plug. No need to bring linens, all are provided.
Class related items: All basic texts are provided by HISA. Though art and photo supplies can be bought in Paros, we suggest students enrolled in the painting courses bring a minimum of 5 brushes, 6-8 primary colors, acrylic or oil paints (acrylic recommended). Watercolor or acrylic is more appropriate for summer painting students. For the B&W Photography class: chemicals are provided, but bring SLR camera (manual adjustment functions), at least 10 rolls of BW film with ISO400 (suggested brand Kodak TMAX 400 ASA) and 50 sheets of RC 8 × 10 inch glossy photo paper. Photosensitive materials MUST be taken as carry-on luggage, informing the airport check-in so they do not open them outside a special darkroom. Summer July photo students MUST bring 5 films and 10 sheets of paper due to the time limitation for ordering in Paros. For Digital Imaging: camera, either an SLR (preferred) or “point and shoot” automatic, and laptop, with Photoshop if possible. For Interrelated Media class: HISA provides basic materials & tools. Special materials, should you need them, can usually be bought on Paros. Creative Writing students may want to purchase your instructor's book at Amazon.
Shipping Policy: If possible, do not ship any items of value (cameras, laptops, medicines). It is possible that can be highly taxed at custom. If sending by FEDEX or DHL ALWAYS put HISA’s telephone number +30 6948516797. Address is: HISA, 11, Paroikia, Paros, Cyclades, 84400 Greece.