Study Abroad Packing List – Complete Packing Checklist Guide

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Study abroad packing list

I know you need a detailed list of what to pack before going to study abroad before traveling abroad. You may get annoyed when people says “ it is common sense”. May be you are making the packing list for cold climate or may hot climate. You may be guys or girls, you may going study abroad or traveling abroad it does not matter because I prepared the complete list of everything I thought you may need any time. I wound not expect you need to pack everything that I have listed so you may use your own discretion.

It is very difficult to packing everything you need to live in different culture and country in one or two suitcase. So before making study abroad packing list you must figure out what is actually essential and need to bring or what to leave. It is unlimited challenge to fit your life into one or two Suitcases so take a deep breath, collegiettes – I am here to help you.

Clothing – Study Abroad Packing List

  • Athletic sneakers (1)
  • Bathing suits (1-2)
  • Boots (1-2)
  • Bras (2 sports bras, 2 regular bras, 1strapless/convertible bras)
  • Casual dresses (2)
  • Everyday comfortable shoes (1-2)
  • Flats (1)
  • Flip-flops (1)
  • Formal outfit (1-2)
  • Gloves (1, if weather appropriate)
  • Going-out outfit (3-5)
  • Hat (1)
  • Heavier coat for colder climates (1)
  • Heels (1-2)
  • Jacket
  • Jeans (2, one black & one blue)
  • Jewelry
  • Leggings (1-3)
  • Long-sleeve shirts (3-5)
  • Pajamas (2-3)
  • Pants (1-2 nice pairs)
  • Purse (1-2)
  • Raincoat (1)
  • Scarf (1)
  • Short-sleeve shirts (5-7)
  • Shorts (2-4, if weather appropriate)
  • Skirts (1-2)
  • Socks (14)
  • Sweaters (3-5)
  • Sweatshirt (2)
  • T-shirts (3-5)
  • Tank tops (3-5)
  • Underwear (14)
  • Watch (1)
  • Workout clothes (2-5)

In your carry-on bag – Study Abroad Packing List

  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of Social Security card
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • Deodorant
  • E-reader or book
  • Emergency contact list
  • Face wipes
  • Gum
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Headphones
  • Health insurance card
  • Passport
  • Prescription medication
  • School ID
  • Spare outfit (in case your luggage gets lost or delayed)
  • State ID
  • Student visa
  • Travel itinerary
  •  pillow for travelling
  • Travel tickets
  • Wallet

Supplies – Study Abroad Packing List

  • Bobby pins
  • Comb
  • Contacts, solution and case
  • Glasses and glasses case
  • Hair ties
  • Hairbrush
  • Headbands
  • Nail clipper
  • Razor(s)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Tampons and pads
  • Tweezers
  • Laundry
  • Downy Wrinkle Release spray
  • Linens/towels
  • Portable stain remover pen
  • Travel sheet (for hostels)

Toiletries – Study Abroad Packing list

  • Acne medication/cream
  • Face lotion/moisturizer
  • Makeup
  • Mini shampoo & conditioner (until you get the chance to get full-sized bottles in your new country)
  • Mouthwash (small)
  • Soap (mini bottle if you’re using body wash)
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Medical – Study abroad packing list
  • Adhesive bandages
  • Allergy medicine
  • Birth control
  • Cold and flu medicine
  • Eye drops
  • Motion sickness medicine
  • Over-the-counter pain medicine
  • Vitamins

Electronics – Study abroad Packing list

Camera

Cell phone

Chargers (laptop, phone, camera, e-reader, etc.)

Flash drive

iPod

Laptop

Laptop case

Outlet adapters (2-3)

USB cable

Miscellaneous – Study abroad Packing List

  • Backpack (small)
  • Gift for your host family
  • Journal
  • Language dictionary
  • Map
  • Playing cards
  • Travel guide
  • Umbrella (small)

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