Welcome to Part 7 of our 9-part series on what to consider before studying abroad.
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Ideally, you can take everything you need as checked baggage when you fly. An extra suitcase shouldn’t cost too much but if you want to bring a lot of stuff, excess baggage charges are not cheap. And if you’re going to be in standard student accommodation, you won’t have much storage space. These are some basic considerations. Clothes. You should know what kind of weather to expect. Take your favourite clothes that suit the climate at your destination.
If you live in a warm climate and are travelling somewhere with cold winters, you might be best off buying appropriate clothing where you’ll be studying. This will keep the weight of your luggage down and you’ll likely have a better selection of appropriate clothes where you’re going than you will at home. Especially if the weather is a lot different. If you exercise regularly, take the gym kit you normally use unless it needs to be replaced. Devices.
You will need a good laptop and mobile phone. Consider a remote speaker for your music. You might need a printer but these are bulky and best bought at your destination. Your best option for your phone will be a local sim card service with competitive call, text and data charges. Search for the best deals. Toiletries. Bring what you have. Buy the rest once you arrive at your destination. Anything Else. Is there really anything else you need? If it’s not going to aid your studies, think carefully about this.
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