Thinking about a new role in the world and making a novel plan for yourself and your future is surely exciting. It gets the motors running for even the calmest individuals on earth. Let's just say that we are immensely glad to see you take a step towards a brighter future and an education abroad.
A strong educational background can never go wrong. It is one of the best ways to stay ahead in this competitive world. The education industry is run by the most passionate people of the world; people with immense energy and drive. Accomplishments and responsibilities are the keywords for a successful career, and a person of good education knows how to manage and grow both.
By studying overseas, you open up newer avenues for yourself. Regardless of the destination you choose, studying overseas is an adrenaline-filled experience in itself. It makes the emotions so compelling that you can't stop thinking about the new people you're going to meet, new traditions you're going to be a part of, and the new institution you're going to be associated with.
Here are some tips that we have for you to make sure you pack everything for your first and most exciting trip overseas. Make sure you read carefully!
Legal documents are the number one item on the priority checklist. Along with a valid passport, a Visa Copy you need to carry, other important documents with you, like your qualification certificates, confirmation of admission, transcripts, extra-curricular activities certificates, volunteery activities certificates, might be helpful while applying for job opportunities in your destination country. Medical certificates in case of an emergency and an international certificate for vaccinations are important legal documents common to almost all popular educational destinations in the world.
Make sure you carry all these documents safely in a waterproof bag, organized inside a file. Some countries also require you to be updated on all your vaccination shots before you enter their country. Hence, after you get all your shots done, make sure you carry your international vaccine card to have something to show for it.
One of the main electronics is your Laptop. Make sure you carry your mobile phone, international SIM Card, chargers, powerbank, ipod, headphones, smartwatches and other necessary electronics gadgets.
Carry simple articles from your household that remind you of home and your loved ones. It might just be a blanket, a book, a centerpiece, or a photo frame. These little things have a positive effect on you when you're settling down in a completely new and unfamiliar place. They remind you of home and comfort. They also keep you tied down when you feel lonely or sad.
You might be super excited to try out the new cuisine of your destination country and visit a cafe every day but remember that these things usually have an expiration date. Once the enthusiasm of being in a new country and place dies down, you will find yourself craving homemade food, and you'll have none. It never hurts to add a pound or two of your favorite homemade munchies to your suitcase so that you never feel too far away.
Roll your clothes, stuff your blankets, and pack an extra pair of daily required articles. Carry some utensils which might be helpful for your cooking in your destination country, if you are planning to cook yourself. Pack your luggage in a smartway because it should not exceed authorised weight, it varies from one airline to other. so, check with your airline E-ticketing / airline website / customer service. Make sure your cabin luggage and main luggage should be in the dimensions mentioned by the airlines, which you can on your E-ticketing or website, otherwise your luggage might be rejected by travel airlines.
Know the exchange rate of the country you're going to. If you have a little free time during your first week there, try to open a bank account. Transferring money or wiring money between banks becomes easy that way. You might want to consult your local friends after you land at your destination for student-friendly banks. Carry a little currency and get it exchanged at the airport currency exchange. So, it can be helpful to make phone calls to your parents, you can use it, buy foodies at restaurants in airport and for taxi purpose after arriving your destination country to travel to your university accomodation or flat, which are applicable.
It is probably going to be a long flight before you land. These long hours can't be killed without entertainment and comfort. Catch up on Netflix, read a novel, or listen to your favorite music to spend some time with yourself.
Here are some other essential items you should definitely add to your suitcase:
- Hand sanitizer and paper towels
- Travel pillow and eye mask
- Wallet or purse
- Emergency contacts and necessary addresses
- The correct address and contact details of the destination country.
That's it! All that's left is for you to zip up your luggage and embrace the wonderful life ahead. Let no obstacles come in your path to success. Good luck!