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This Study Abroad Packing List Will Tell Ya What to Pack And What Not

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This Study Abroad Packing List Will Tell Ya What to Pack And What Not

Got accepted?

Now wonder what to pack?

Alright, just pick up this study abroad packing list and let the preparation begins.

It's time to get set go.

A Little Wrap-Up On Why You'd Have To Have A Look at Packing Checklist

No logic behind.

But sometimes it becomes important to have a look into a wise written opinion.

Especially for the first timers, when you are traveling abroad for study, the very first time.

A lot of things are running through your mind. Like, what to leave and what to pack when studying abroad.

Ideas flow rapidly, like the summer clouds. And the chance to forget things to buy before studying abroad enhances.

Unquestionably, with the invention of decentralized digital currency, it is always easy to buy anything anywhere without unnecessary billings and charges...

But problem is, it is not that common so far.

And before leaving, you always have to make sure if you are carrying all the necessary things with you.

What You Should and What You Shouldn't Pack

Coming up is the definite guide about study abroad packing list. Double check and tally it with yours.

But before this,

I want to share a story with you.

I was watching a video online some days ago. There was a guy giving out some travel tips. And showing his travel packing list for studying abroad.

It was pretty awkward.

And I'm sure you people also wanna know what it was.

Not because it is perfect, but because it is perfectly what you need to avoid.

So, here we go:

“Five underwear, six socks, seven jeans, eight shirts + 4 extra T-Shirts, Blah blah blah...”

I mean what a load of crap that my eyes have seen. It was more than a study abroad packing list.

Something like, he is going to leave this earth permanently.

And taking the pair of everything with him to grow the generation ( i.e. the pair of socks) of each object over there.

Try this Absolute Study Abroad Packing List

So the First thing First!

You’ll get anything there unless you are going to Afghanistan, Chechnya or Mogadishu.

So, only one count of each item (with some exceptions) is enough, either you are carrying or wearing.

I have heard, people say, keep an extra shirt in case if the one you are wearing, gets dirty.

Fine, But what I believe is, you can try to avoid but if somehow it happens, that’s very normal.

The red is the new black, means it’s a vogue to be a little dirty or rough n tough.

However, in worse scenarios, you can manage to wash it too. No? Alright, then add another one.

And Lastly,

The reason why I’m saying to be simple and limited is also very simple.

When you’ll be light, you’ll be in a better position to walk, swim and fly all those paths, you haven’t mapped before.

No extras, but only essentials for the first time.

Study Abroad Packing Checklist (Top Recommendations)

You really wanna know what’s the best, right?

So here's our top recommendations list. Which means, it is of a lot of importance to keep them with you always.

With no choice, after that, we will have a variety of the other things. From which you can pick one or more to add them to your custom list.

Try to be as simple as light as you can.

Inside Carry-On (Hand Luggage)

  • Passport
  • Ticket
  • Offer Letters /Approval letters /other Documents
  • I-pad /I-pod /Novel /Book (Not all but one of them)
  • Masks /Body Spray
  • Shades /Sunglasses /Eyeglasses (One of them)
  • T-shirt /Sweater /Jacket /Shawl (One of them)
  • Undergarments /Feminine products (Only if necessary)

Inside Baggage (Hold Luggage)

  • Electronic Gadgets: Laptop /Camera
  • Casual Outfits: Jeans /Shorts /Shirts /T-Shirts/ Shoes
  • Formal Outfits: Suits /Ties /Studs /Suspenders /Belts
  • Testimonials: Official or Other Documents
  • Essentials: Eyeglasses /Medications
  • Day to Day Necessities: Tooth Brush /Towel /Face-wash /Conditioner

Variety of Things to Choose

Below are those items that are possibly (with some exceptions) available at every study destination in the world.

Add only those items that you think you should take along with your trip. And you do know what you are doing.

Again, try to be selective and load the appropriate quantity only.

Clothing Checklist

  • Belts
  • Boots
  • Bras
  • Coats
  • Dress shoes
  • Exercise apparel
  • Flip flops
  • Full sleeves
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Hoodies
  • Jackets
  • Jeans
  • Mittens
  • Panties
  • Pajamas
  • Raincoat
  • Sandals
  • Scarfs
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sleeveless
  • Sneakers
  • Socks
  • Sweaters
  • Sweatshirts
  • Swimsuits
  • Tank tops
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Undershirts
  • Underwear
  • Water Shoes
  • Workout Clothes

Toiletries checklist

  • Brushes
  • Combs
  • Conditioners
  • Contacts (Contact Lenses)
  • Deodorants/Perfumes
  • Glasses
  • Lip Balms
  • Makeup
  • Medicines/Drugs/Contraceptives
  • Mouthwash
  • Nail clippers
  • Razors
  • Sanitizer
  • Shampoos
  • Soaps
  • Sunscreen
  • Tissues
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste

Misc. Items Checklist

  • Air Mattress
  • Backpacks
  • Bobby pins
  • Cameras
  • Extension Cords
  • First-aid Medical Kit
  • Flash Drive
  • Hair Ties
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Headsets
  • Inflatable Pillows
  • Insect Repellents
  • iPods
  • Jewelry
  • Laptops
  • Mobile Phones
  • Moist Towelettes
  • Money Belt
  • Outlet adapter
  • Paper Maps
  • Pillows
  • Purses
  • Sheets
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Sun Hats
  • Goggles /Extra Eye Glasses /Contacts
  • Tampons /Pads /Menstrual Cups
  • Towels
  • Travel Blankets
  • Tweezers
  • Umbrellas
  • Wallets
  • Water bottles
  • Wristwatches

It's Your Turn Now!

Just pack up.

And if you've already finished packing, or you are in abroad now.

Share your studying abroad experience.

Just tell us in comments,

If and how this study abroad packing list helped?

And what do you think, what to bring when studying abroad? What did YOU bring to study abroad?

Or show us your ideal packing list for a year abroad.

Hey, I’m Shahzaad Kamboh, the man behind I think I'm a blogger, writer, analyst, and an art aficionado. But you can rather call me an addict, mastering the art of business administration and Injecting the love-n-hate of words-n-webs.

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