5 Must-Have Essentials for International Students While Studying Abroad

Adrika Singh

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Essentials for International Students While Studying Abroad: When you are studying abroad, there are certain essential things you need to have in your room. Every student needs some common essentials like sunglasses and a first aid box. But there are also a few specific things that vary from student to student. While living abroad you need to make sure to have a few essential things in your storage, just in case you need them.

In this blog, we are going to list down a few essential items that you might need while studying abroad.

Luggage Locks

Luggage locks seem to be a very basic item, yet they are essential while you go travelling or stay away from your home. If you are studying abroad, this is the first thing that we would suggest you keep as part of your dorm room essentials. You can keep at least 2-3 spare luggage locks as you might need them when you plan a weekend getaway or go out for a long period. Using luggage locks will help you keep your belongings safely without having to worry about them when you are out.

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Light Rain Gear

This basic essential becomes important especially when you are living in a country that has rainy weather or that might see a change in weather quickly like Ireland, Norway, Scotland, etc.

You must have a raincoat, waterproof shoes, and an umbrella in your room. Even if you are going to stay in a warm country, we suggest that you keep an umbrella in your room to protect yourself from the heat when you go out.

Basic First Aid Kit

A basic first aid kit is something that we all keep in our homes and offices. While we hope that your study abroad experience goes smoothly and safely, it is always a good idea to be prepared for unforeseen incidents, right? To help you prepare your first aid kit, we have mentioned a list of items below that should be there in your first aid kit:

  • Wound dressings
  • Over-the-counter medications such as pain relievers, antibiotics, antihistamines, and anti-diarrheal tablets.
  • Bandages of various sizes
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • A thermometer
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Cotton swabs and cotton wool
  • Medical tape

Essential Toiletries

It may happen that when you move to a new country, you might not easily find your go-to toiletries in nearby shops. Hence, you must keep in reserve some of the things that you use regularly. Below is the list of essential toiletries that you may need:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash/soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Sanitary items (for women)
  • Deodorant

Power Adapters & Converters

We all use a lot of gadgets in our daily lives such as cell phones, laptops, e-reading devices, etc. While we are settling into a new country, we should make sure that we have power adapters and converters that will help us in charging our devices. Also, different countries have different shapes of plugs and slightly different voltage supplies. Be sure to confirm what kind of plugs and electricity voltage is used in the country you’re travelling to. It is also a good idea to keep a power bank with you at all times, especially at the beginning of your stay.

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What are some of the things that should be there in your first-aid kit?

It is very important to have a first aid kit in your room with some of the things mentioned below:
– Wound dressings
– Bandages of various sizes
– Antiseptic wipes
– A thermometer
– Antibiotic ointment
– Cotton swabs and cotton wool
– Medical tape

What things should be there in my room if I am studying abroad?

The things that should be there in your room depend a lot on your personal needs and requirements. However, we all should have certain things in our rooms like luggage locks, first aid kits, travel adapters, suitable rain gear, etc.

What things come under the list of essential toiletries?

Below are some of the things that come under essential toiletries-
– Sunscreen
– Toothpaste
– Shampoo
– Cleanser
– Moisturiser
– Shower gel
– Deodorant
– Cotton swabs

How much Indian rupees can you carry abroad?

You can carry up to Rs. 25,000.

How much weight is allowed on flights to Canada for students?

You can carry up to 23 kgs in Economy and 32 kgs in Business Class for students travelling from India.

Now, you are all set for your studying abroad experience! We hope this blog helped you in planning your ‘essentials list’. There are several other things that you may need while studying abroad and they may vary from person to person. Make sure you do thorough research about the weather and lifestyle of the country that you are going to stay in. This will help you a lot in understanding what are some of the other things that you may need.

Thank you for reading our blog. I hope you like it. For booking the best accommodation abroad to start your study abroad experience you can contact Fly Homes at 1800572118.

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