Carry these, worry less

So, when is your flight to your study abroad country? Soon enough we suppose. You may think you have ample of time, but you could be wrong. Or maybe not. But in any case, it’d be better to prepare a checklist of essentials you’d need, and keep those things ready.

Okay, here we go…


Needless to say, you will need these documents – original and 5-10-15 photocopies of each. Leaving without them, or worse, forgetting them would be a nightmare.

  • Passport
  • Student visa
  • Birth certificate
  • Drivers licence
  • College admission letter
  • Enrolment documents
  • Accommodation contract
  • Health records
  • Medical insurance
  • Emergency contacts


Nothing is possible in the digital age without electronics. You should check and recheck whether or not your electronic items are in a proper working condition. Buying new electronics from study abroad country could be an expensive affair

  • Laptop
  • Charger
  • Adapter – Check your study abroad country’s electric voltage and source an appropriate adapter from India
  • Camera
  • Phone
  • Headphones / Earphones
  • Backup batteries
  • Power banks
  • Flash drive / Pen drive / Hard drive

Clothes & Personal Care Items

Research about the seasons and climate of your study abroad country and pack for every season, every reason. Also, you may want to consider carrying personal care items from India – such as toiletries, lotions, gels, etc. – rather than buying expensive ones at your study abroad country.

  • Shirts & Tee-shirts
  • Jackets
  • Pullovers
  • Dresses
  • Jeans & Cargos
  • Warm clothing
  • Shoes & socks / Sandals / Flip-flops / Sneakers / Heels
  • Carry bags

There could be other items that you may want to carry, or not carry some of the listed items. Whatever the case may be, remember to keep the luggage weight in check.

Bon voyage!

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