Study Abroad Checklist

Studying abroad can be fun but can result into panicking if you are not sure what are the essential study abroad packing list you need. That is why we prepare this study abroad checklist so you can have a smooth journey.

When you are traveling abroad for the first time, there are a lot more thing to consider and put in place, than just securing your passport or booking your flight.

Failure to get these things sorted out can result in your having a near bad experience.

To ensure that you do not forget anything, we have drawn up this essential study abroad checklist to assist you when planning for your trip.

 

 

The Complete Travel Abroad Checklist

  • Get Insurance
  • Choose your luggage wisely
  • Organize your clothing
  • Don’t forget your toiletries
  • Enough cash
  • A purse/wallet
  • Outlet adapter
  • Sunglasses
  • Bath towels
  • MP3 player/ iPods for long journeys
  • Camera with its charger (you don’t want to miss capturing the moments that matters)
  • Laptop and it’s charger (remember you’ll need an adapter for all electrical equipment you’re taking along)
  • Journal or a diary (you don’t want to forget a thing about your adventure)
  • Sheets or/and bed linings
  • Water bottles (to keep you hydrated)
  • Backpacks for easy carriage within the country

 

  1. Get Health Insurance

It is very important to check with your doctor to make sure that everything is ok with you physically, also, if you are on any medications, make sure you have enough prescribed ones to sustain you till you get your footing and settle down wherever you’re traveling to, it is also very important that you get your vaccines before traveling, either booster shots for vaccines you’ve already taken or new immunizations. The immunizations you receive varies and depends on the countries you are traveling to and the dominant illnesses one is prone to be open to, therefore, it is best to consult with ones travel pharmacist as he/she will be in a better position to tell what and what immunization(s) to take, it’s also good to research on where you are heading to and the required vaccines for such place, the CDC Travel Website can be of great help in knowing the required and recommended immunizations of various countries.

Also, one factor that is largely ignored but also essential is the travel insurance, this largely covers different situations that happen while you are traveling ranging from delayed or canceled flight, stolen personal belongings, lost baggage, emergency evacuation or repatriation.

 

 

  1. Chose Your Main Luggage Wisely

You want to enjoy every bit of your traveling and lugging your baggage around can be tedious, therefore, it is advisable to get durable bags that are not only durable but versatile, lightweight and can contain all your essentials. It is advisable to get bags with warranties in cases of a broken wheel or a zipper gone bad, also, it is advisable to pack one big wheeled traveling bag, a backpack and a tote/handbag, it makes moving around lighter.

 

 

  1. Organize Your Clothing

One thing you don’t want to do is turn your traveling bag into a maze and pack haphazardly, it is very advisable to take along clothes based on the weathers that will be predominant in your designated location, and it is also important that those chosen clothes be packed in a pattern that will make it easier to locate and sort through, the following is a helpful clothing list to be considered:

General

  • Lightweight clothing that can be layered
  • Sweatshirts, sweaters or/and fleece jackets (about 2-3)
  • Long-sleeved and short-sleeved shirts
  • Pajamas/sleepwear
  • T-shirts
  • Belts
  • Socks (two weeks’ worth plus wool socks are the best for hiking)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Underwear (two weeks’ worth)
  • Shorts
  • Rain jacket, umbrellas or windbreakers
  • Jeans
  • Workout clothes (about one or two sets)
  • Swimsuits (for those going to warmer climates)
  • Sandals/Flip flops
  • Cold weather essentials (mittens, scarfs, gloves, etc)

 

For Men

  • Tuxedos/ suits for formal occasions plus all of the above

For Ladies

  • Blouses or tops (respect the culture of the place you are going to)
  • Gowns or jumpsuits for formal occasions

In packing, be sure not to over-pack (so you don’t have excess baggage) or under-pack (so you are not stranded), whatever you know you can get easily and affordably where you are going to, don’t bother packing much of them, just enough till you are settled.

 

 

  1. Don’t Forget Your Toiletries

One of the most annoying and exasperating things that can happen to you is that you don’t brush for a day or shampoo for two days just because you forgot your toothbrush and shampoo at home, sure, they are common commodities but you may not be able to find your way around just yet, so, it’s advisable that you pack all essential toiletries along, some of them are:

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Shaving sticks and other shaving supplies
  • Brushes and Combs
  • Glasses or contact lenses and its solution (as the case may be)
  • Nail-clippers
  • Tissues/toilet papers
  • Medications if there is any
  • Makeup

 

  1. OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER GENERALLY ARE:
  • Enough cash – You can use this site to take care of your cash issues
  • A purse/wallet
  • Outlet adapter
  • Sunglasses
  • Bath towels
  • MP3 player/ iPods for long journeys
  • Camera with its charger (you don’t want to miss capturing the moments that matters)
  • Laptop and it’s charger (remember you’ll need an adapter for all electrical equipment you’re taking along)
  • Journal or a diary (you don’t want to forget a thing about your adventure)
  • Sheets or/and bed linings
  • Water bottles (to keep you hydrated)
  • Backpacks for easy carriage within the country

 

These are the essential study abroad packing list and factors that should be considered and put in place to ensure a smooth transient to your designated place.

 

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