If you are about to embark on a journey of a lifetime, we at Abroadgear.com are so excited for you! We are also here to help you find what you need to study abroad and be prepared to travel.
First of all you will need to fill out a lot of paper work and online forms. Don’t forget to get a Visa for where you are going. Click HERE for more information on Visas.
Next you should find more about where you are going and the culture that you will soon be immersed in. Formal and informal institutions are very important to at least have an idea of. We want to make sure you know where you’re going and if you’ll be happy with your decision. Kwintessential has a list of Country profiles and their global guide to culture, customs and etiquette.
When you think you’re ready to start packing, we’re here to help. When you’re packing instead of thinking I need to pack everything, think to yourself what can I pack that I might not want to bring home at the end of these six months. You want to bring some of your favorite stuff but imagine all the wonderful things you’ll be buying overseas and you’ll need room in your suitcase on the way back. Check out our 10 basic needs before traveling abroad. Airlines can charge over $70 for bags weighing more than their standard so a portable luggage scale would be helpful.
If you have questions or advice on what you might need (or not need) to bring abroad, comment below. We’d love to hear from you and think our list of suggestions could grow with your help.