Study Abroad Checklist For Students

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Studying abroad can be an exciting yet daunting prospect, especially when it comes to packing all your items ready Study Abroad Checklistfor your journey to another country. Packing appropriately is essential to make your time more enjoyable and less stressful. The following is a simple study abroad checklist you can use to prepare when you’re about to fly out to your brand new adventure in the country of your dreams.

The Ultimate Packing List For Study Abroad

  • Clothing
  • Underwear (two weeks’ worth)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Socks (two weeks’ worth)
  • Undershirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Jeans/ Khakis (2-3 pair)
  • Sweaters
  • A belt or two
  • Shorts
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Sweatshirt/ hoodie (2-3)
  • Skirts (for the girls)
  • Workout clothes (2 sets)
  • Pyjamas
  • Swimsuit
  • Coat/Jacket
  • 1 formal occasion outfit
  • Flip flops/sandals
  • Sneakers/dress shoes/boots/rain boots
  • Cold weather gear such as socks, gloves, mittens and more
  • Toiletries


  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Brush/comb
  • One month’s worth of feminine products
  • Razors/other shaving supplies
  • Contact lenses and solution
  • Nail clippers
  • Glasses
  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Makeup
  • Tissues/toilet paper
  • Medications, if any


  • Purse/ wallet
  • $300 in local currency
  • Important documents (itinerary, passport, visa, ISIC card, plane tickets,)
  • Outlet adapter
  • Sunglasses/extra eye glasses/contacts
  • Camera w/cords and charger
  • Cell phone
  • Sheets/bed linens
  • Laptop, charger, outlet adapter
  • Sleep sack/Sleeping bag
  • Bath towels
  • Prescription drugs
  • MP3 Player/ iPod
  • Journal/Diary Backpack
  • Water bottle

When studying abroad it is important to pack correctly to ensure you have everything you need for the first month or the time you are in your host country. By ticking off all the items above you can be sure that you are fully prepared for your long journey and adventure ahead. Studying abroad in a new country can be exciting experience for any students by being fully prepared you can easily make your transition to your new home country a much more smoother one.

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