Studying abroad can be an amazing experience, but packing to study abroad can be incredibly stressful. Thinking about all the things your are going to do and the people you are going to meet, you obviously want to look you best. But instead of packing your entire closet, here are some tips for packing to study abroad that will keep you looking good and won’t have you freaking out that your suitcase is above that annoying 50-pound limit.
1. Do Your Research
Depending on where and when you are studying abroad, you are going to need different things. The key to packing to study abroad is to do your research. Look up what the temperature will be like so you can pack accordingly. You may also want to know the style of the people native to that area. You don’t want to stand out as a tourist and what you may wear as an American college student may not be appropriate in that culture.