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, small backpack 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). For the B&W Photography class: chemicals are provided, but bring SLR camera, at least 10 rolls of film and 50 sheets of RC photo paper. (These can be purchased in Paros, but are cheaper in the US). For Digital Imaging: camera (either an SLR 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.
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.