Check out our Study Abroad Tips on what to pack before departing on your study abroad adventure!


Whether you are joining us for a 2-week jolly, or arranging a longer adventure, it can be annoying, inconvenient, and sometimes quite expensive if you forget to pack things you’re going to need on your trip.

Getting ready for a high school programme can be stressful, but our Study Abroad Tips can be used to ensure you have all the tools you need to make this exciting transition as easy and enjoyable as possible.

From the must have necessities to the bits and bobs you can buy once you arrive, let us help you avoid any unnecessary stress with this handy packing list. Here are our Study Abroad Tips on what to pack on an exchange programme…


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  • Passport (and copy of your passport)
  • Visa
  • Local currency
  • Debit card
  • Health insurance card/policy
  • Student ID
  • Wallet





  • Comfy travel clothes for the plane
  • Underwear and socks
  • Pyjamas and lounge wear
  • All your standard t shirts/trousers/skirts/jumpers
  • A couple of smart outfits and shoes
  • Comfortable shoes for walking
  • Appropriate shoes for weather (big boots/wellies)
  • Sports clothes and shoes
  • Warm jumpers/coats/scarves/gloves
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Toiletries take up a lot of space in a suitcase and you can always buy them once you arrive. Only bring small travel size essentials to last you the first few weeks, then you can buy more once you arrive.


Bring from home:
  • Travel sizes of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, facial cleanser, moisturizer
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Deodorant/antiperspirant
  • Hairbrush or comb
  • Makeup
  • Contacts and contact solution (if you need them)
  • Menstrual products if you use them (can be different abroad to what you may normally use)
  • Any products you know you can’t purchase abroad that you can’t life without!


Buy there:
  • Face wash
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Moisturizer
  • Toothpaste
  • Plasters
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Razors
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  • Some jewelry (nothing too expensive or valuable!)
  • Locks for bags
  • Smaller bags
  • Small pencil case with stationary necessities



  • Phone and charger
  • Laptop and charger
  • Power adapter
  • Headphones
  • Portable phone charger
  • Camera and charger
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Don’t worry if you don’t need everything on this list or if you need more!

Use our list as a basis of things you should think about packing if they do apply to you. You can always buy more items once you arrive if you can’t fit everything, just don’t forget your passport!

There are plenty videos online with helpful tips, check them out here! Or for more Study Abroad Tips click here.