Below is a list of suggested items to pack. This will vary based on program, term, and personal choices. Regardless of these factors, please keep in mind that you will be responsible for carrying your own luggage and should pack accordingly.
A few factors students should consider when packing for their time abroad include:
- Location and itinerary
- Seasons and weather
- Length of stay
- Cultural norms
- European style
- Comfort level
Important Notes on Luggage
- Airline restrictions on baggage size and weight should be checked before arrival at the airport to avoid additional baggage fees.
- Luggage should be labeled with name, home address, forwarding address, and telephone number.
- Remember to pack a change of clothes and any essential items in a piece of carry-on luggage.
- It is not recommended to bring any precious valuables (e.g., family heirlooms) that cannot be replaced.