Important Tips before packing your bags for your dream destination- Abroad!

One of the most important things to keep in mind while packing for your international studies is to remember that the new country is going to be your constant surrounding for the next few years, at least till you complete your course. Thus, reading up on the country, its lifestyle and culture are always advisable so that you are prepared beforehand and know what to expect when you actually land there.

Now coming to your packing schedule before your final departure, it is recommended to start well in time so that you have ample opportunities at hand to plan and organize for any missing items that you may require.’ While traveling abroad, students are allowed a luggage capacity of 46 kg (23X2 kgs) check-in baggage plus 10 kg of cabin luggage. This makes it easier for them to plan their first trip to the destination country with all the requirements at hand. 

For easy handling of crucial items, it is advised that students carry a dedicated folder with the following documents –

Original Passport with visa

Original documents of qualification including certificates of Class 11th and 12th PLUS their apostilled copies

Additional 3-4 photocopies of all qualification documents for safekeeping

30-40 colored passport size photographs

Medical report with HIV report

Other medical certificates – authorized by concerned personnel

Admission letter from the University

Currency converted into the locally accepted currency – Dollars

Apart from these, it is highly recommended that the students carry their stock of personal items for dental care, personal hygiene, and grooming and first-aid kit including general medications for fever, pain, and seasonal allergies.

Traveling to a new country, especially to study is always an exciting experience. However, to make it a successful trip, it is essential that one travels keeping in mind all important aspects of settling down well in the new country. Thus, if you keep the above-mentioned points in mind, it will get easier for you to arrange your travel bags accordingly, without wasting any time.

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