YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PACK FOR SCHOOLING ABROAD

YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PACK FOR SCHOOLING ABROAD.

If you’re wondering how you’re going to fit your whole life and various lifestyles into two suitcases, you have found the right article.

 I recognize college students need an in depth list of what to pack while planning on schooling overseas, and all of us get irritated whilst someone says “it’s very easy”. Maybe you are developing a Europe packing list or Southeast Asia packing list, there are some basic things common to all of them. So, I’ve put together the whole thing I believe you may in all likelihood need or want when you begin your journey overseas, maintaining in mind differences in both men and women. I wouldn’t anticipate you to pack the whole lot I’ve listed, so use your very own discretion.

1) A CARRY-ON BAG

 The first in the list of your packing necessity is a carry-on bag. It could be;

·      A small hand bag,

·      A smaller duffel bag or

·      A backpack.

Even if you have little or no plan on traveling very much over break periods, having a

backpack or duffel bag that meets all airline requirements and is very comfortable

to carry over the shoulders is a great idea. This also helps you always keep vital documents close by to you.

2) LIST OF ITEMS IN THE CARRY-ON BAG.

  • Your cell phone and a charger (in case of emergencies or the need to contact someone.)
  • Your Boarding pass(es)
  • Enough Cash (bring both your countries currency and the currency of your host location, you can exchange it later on when you arrive)
  • A Copy of your birth certificate
  • A Copy of your Social Security card
  • Your Credit card (notify your bank of your trip to to avoid your account being frozen)
  • Your Debit card
  • You can also add a Deodorant and a book to pass time
  • Your Prescription medications if you do have road, sea or air sickness
  • Remember to add an Emergency contact list in case of an emergency
  • An Headphone to pass time with
  • Your Health insurance card and Passports
  • Your School ID, state ID and student visa
  • Your travel tickets and other transport documents needed
  • A Spare outfit (for emergency in the case your luggage gets lost or delayed during your arrival)
  • Your Wallet
  • Also add your Toiletries

3) CLOTHING

 This goes into your next suit case. By mixing and placing the outfits in layers saves a ton of space for you in your suitcase. To further help you in your packing make sure to check the predicted weather for your destination before traveling so you can dress

appropriately.

Remember to pack enough pants. Around six pairs of pants (maximum!) should be enough. It is very important you pack pants that you can wear more than once a week (so reduce or totally remove those tons of brightly colored

pants, girls). You should preferably bring dark jeans.

It is also important you do a little research about your destination country and the kinds of clothes widely accepted in it.

4) LIST OF THINGS TO PACK IN YOUR SUITE CASE

 

  • Athletic sneakers (1) you can buy more when you get there.
  • Boots at most (1-2)
  • Your everyday comfortable shoes (1-2)
  • Flip-flops or slippers (1)
  • A Formal outfit (1-2)
  • Heavier coats and Gloves depending on the weather (1)
  • Normal outfit (3-5) these outfits are mainly used for going out
  • Heels (1-2) for girls
  • Jacket (2; a light one and one for a colder climate, Depending)
  • Jeans (2, one black & one blue)
  • Jewelry (remember not to bring anything too valuable to avoid theft!)
  • Leggings (1-3)
  • Long-sleeve shirts (3-5)
  • Pajamas (2-3)
  • Pants (1-2 nice pairs
  • Raincoat (1)
  • Scarf (1)
  • Short-sleeve shirts (5-7)
  • Shorts (2-4, if destination is a hotter climate)
  • Skirts (1-2)
  • Enough Socks
  • Sweaters (3-5)
  • Sweatshirt (2)
  • T-shirts (3-5)
  • Tank tops (3-5)
  • Underwear (14)
  • Watch (1)
  • Workout clothes (2-5)

Following that list you are nearly totally ready for your adventurous trip.

5) ELECTRONICS

Please remember that different countries have different voltage levels, most of your current electronic items may need an outlet converter in order to work properly it is also advised you wait until your arrival at your destination before buying new appliances. Items such as your blow dryer or hair straightener may blow up if plugged into the wrong voltage output. The same story goes for your laptops, phones and televisions, basically any appliance you plug to electricity.

6) MEDICAL SUPPLIES

Please to avoid any misunderstandings remember to check if the medications you are carrying with you are legally accepted in the country you’re heading to.

You can get all the information you need by contacting the country’s embassy. Some

Over-the-counter medications (medications without proper prescription) are illegal in some countries.

 Remember to add allergy medicine to your arsenal if you have any adverse effect to any situation. You can also add;

  • Birth control pills
  • Cold and flu medicine for immediate flu treatment
  • Motion sickness medicine
  • Vitamins

7) IMPORTANT THINGS TO AVOID PACKING

  • Avoid packing the basics like the shampoo, toothpaste, loads and loads of make ups, simply buy those items once you alight at your host city. I’m not saying you should do without it until you get to the city if the trip will take more than a day, just be smart about packing.

 

  • Don’t let any important documents like your passport, ticket, credit and debit cards, some cash, and your new address ever leave your site at any point during your trip. Being stranded in a foreign country is not a situation you would want to experience.

 

 

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