What to Bring in the Suitcase for the Exchange?

What to Bring in the Suitcase for the Exchange?

The time to embark for your exchange is coming, and probably one of the questions that don’t go through your head is “what to pack in the suitcase?”. So in today’s post, we will give some tips to make this task simpler and more objective.

Before you begin, you should know some aspects of the destination, such as the weather. It is also important to focus on not taking more than necessary (after all, in return you will have, in addition to what you already took, the purchases you made during the trip).

Another point is to consider the ease of movement with the suitcase (walking, climbing stairs, steps, etc.) and whether the luggage meets the rules of dispatch (weight and size). Keeping this in mind, we can start our tips on what to pack in the suitcase!

 

WHAT TO BRING IN THE SUITCASE FOR THE EXCHANGE?

•  DOCUMENTS

This item is very important. You should make a checklist with all the documents you need to take (and they should be in the handbag, so you have access to them, and NEVER in checked luggage).

These documents range from Passport, ID, tickets, accommodation reservations to course registration, and all necessary documents. As a precaution, it is also nice to bring a certified copy of your personal documents.

• WEATHER-APPROPRIATE CLOTHING

Be sure to read what the weather is like at your destination. It is important to know which season you are coming to in order for your clothes to match. If you plan to travel to different destinations, research what the weather looks like in each. Take clothing that fits all temperatures if possible.

What to Bring in the Suitcase for the Exchange?
What to Bring in the Suitcase for the Exchange?

• FOOTWEAR

Tennis (at least) is critical. Choose shoes that are comfortable so you can enjoy the ride well (you may need to walk a lot, even if it is not in your planning).

• ACCESSORIES

Don’t forget the basics like toiletries, book, earphones, small bath towel, photo camera, electronic and cell phone chargers, power adapter…

• MEDICINES

take only for your time off. We recommend taking commonly used medicines such as birth control, flu remedies, headache, stomach aches, etc.

 

WHAT NOT TO BRING IN THE SUITCASE FOR THE EXCHANGE?

• MANY REPEATED ITEMS

take only as much as you need for the time you are out If you stay a year or more, take enough money for the first year and buy whatever you need there.

What to Bring in the Suitcase for the Exchange?
What to Bring in the Suitcase for the Exchange?

 

• BULKY OBJECTS

Avoid high-volume things like comforters and blankets. In addition to being heavy and spacious, you can buy these items at your destination for a very affordable price.

 

• HAZARDOUS OBJECTS

lighters, blowtorches, nail pliers, scissors, firearms, sharp or pointed objects, etc. Anything not accepted by the airline you are traveling with.

Don’t forget to check your airline rules.

Depending on the country of destination and the airline, the number of luggage and weight of luggage may vary. You should always check the airline’s website for your baggage allowance.

If you end up buying air tickets separately, there may be a difference in weight deductible. Many people have a habit of buying a portion of the ticket through the “points” or “miles” system. Thus, the ticket is no longer combined, that is, the transport contract is separated, and the passenger will be entitled to the national baggage allowance on the national leg and the international baggage allowance on the international leg.

Inform yourself in advance to avoid the inconvenience!

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