Study Abroad Packing List For Students

Application is done, an interview is done, and all the process is done. Hurray, time to fly now. But what about packing?

What to carry? How much carry? What about the needy things that you haven't thought about?

Packing is the tough thing until you have the complete idea about what may be required at a whole new place. We are sharing the packing list which covers all the basic things. Just go through this & check if you are missing something.

Essential Kitchen Utensils

  • Pressure Cooker
  • Frying Pans
  • 4 course Dish set - 1
  • Spoons & Forks
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Cutting board
  • Kitchen Scissor
  • Chef Knives
  • Ovenproof Dish
  • Stirring Spoons
  • Plastic Container
  • Rolling pin
  • Can opener
  • Blender
  • Kitchen tool organizer
  • Saucepans

Food Items

  • Normal Indian Spices
  • Jaggery & Sugar
  • Readymade food packs
  • Tea & coffee
  • Dry Snacks
  • Indian Sweets
  • Pickle
  • Biscuits


  • Underwear (two weeks’ worth)
  • Socks (two weeks’ worth plus a pair or two of wool socks)
  • Undershirts
  • Thermal underwear
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sweatshirt/ hoodie (2-3)
  • Sweaters
  • Jeans/ Khakis (2-3 pair)
  • Shorts
  • A belt or two
  • Skirts (for the girls)
  • A set or two of workout clothes
  • Pajamas
  • Swimsuit (for those going to warmer climates)
  • Coat/Jacket (I recommend at least 2 – one for cold weather, and one that is water resistant)
  • At least one nice outfit for formal occasions*
  • Flip flops/ sandals of some sort (good if you’re going to a warm climate, but also good for hostel showers)
  • Sneakers/ dress shoes/ boots/ rain boots*
  • Cold weather gear (i.e. gloves/ mittens, hat, scarf)


  • TSA Compliant Toiletry Kit /1-quart zip-top Ziploc bags
  • Shampoo/ conditioner
  • Toothbrush/ toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine products (one month’s worth)
  • Brush/ comb
  • Razors/ other shaving supplies
  • Contact lenses and solution
  • Glasses
  • Nail clippers
  • Makeup
  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Tissues/ toilet paper (you don’t want to be stuck in a bathroom when its run out)
  • Medications, if any

Other Important things

  • 1000 Euros
  • Purse/ wallet
  • Important documents (passport, visa, itinerary, plane tickets, ISIC card, etc.)
  • Outlet adapter
  • Sunglasses/ extra eye glasses/ contacts
  • Cell phone

Laptop and charger

  • Camera w/cords and charger
  • Sheets/ bed linens*
  • Bath towels*
  • Enough prescription drugs for the length of your stay (You need to make sure you are allowed to bring them into the country and that you have documentation, either the prescription or a doctor’s note)
  • MP3 Player/ iPod (for long plane/train rides)
  • Sleep sack/ sleeping bag (most hostels have sheets, however, some do not, some will charge you for them, and for those people that don’t like sleeping in unfamiliar sheets, I recommend a Cocoon Travel Sheet.)
  • Journal/ diary (you’ll be taking plenty of pictures on your travels, but it’s always nice to have something to write in. Of course I recommend writing a blog, but you may not always have your laptop with you.)
  • Backpack (for daily use and as your carry while traveling)
  • Plastic bottles for toiletries for use in your carry-on or while traveling (the maximum is usually 100ml)
  • Water bottle/ Nalgene bottle (since the Nalgene bottle is plastic, it’s a lot easier to get through airport security)
  • A few hangers

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