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Study Abroad Packing List (Best Practices)

No logic behind but sometimes it becomes important to have a look into a wise written opinion (study abroad packing list). 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, what to and what not to do. Ideas flow rapidly, like the summer clouds. And the chance to forget or omit 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.

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

But before, I want to share a story with you. I was watching a video online where a guy was giving some travel tips and showing his travel packing to the viewers. It was pretty awkward. I am sure you wanna look at it, (not because it is perfect, but because it is perfectly what you need to avoid). The countdown starts:

“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.

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. What I believe, 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, when you’ll be light, you’ll be in better position to walk, swim and fly all those paths, you haven’t mapped before. No extras, but only essentials for the first time.

Top Recommendations

You really wanna know what’s the best, right? These are 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 our recommendations 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: (I don’t know why but if you really wanna do.)

Inside Baggage (Hold Luggage):

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



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. Try to be selective and load the appropriate quantity only.


  • 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



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



  • 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


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