Studying abroad is one of the most incredible and life changing experiences. However, it can also be quite intimidating and scary especially if you do not feel prepared. Lucky for you, I just finished my study abroad semester and I want to share with you EXACTLY what I think are the must have study abroad items.
1. Portable phone charger
I cannot tell you how many times my phone died while I was out and about, especially if I was using the a navigation application. DON’T let this be you! Buy a portable phone charger so you never have to stress about your phone dying. This is also helpful for long plane/train or bus rides. I invested in one (shown below) that was a bit pricey but also charges your phone multiple times and I have loved it.
2. A Good Travel Backpack
A good, reliable travel backpack is a MUST. I loved my Fjall Raven bag and I even did a video all about how I use it for traveling! Unfortunately it was stolen in Prague (SO SAD) but it was the best backpack!
3. Plug Converters
This one may seem obvious but make sure you not only have plug converters but you have A LOT for the country you are moving to (and the countries you plan to travel to!). These things magically get lost all the time so I purchased a pack of 6 and I am really glad I did!
4. A Small Travel Bag
After my stuff was stolen in Prague, I realized I needed something I could keep on my body AT ALL TIMES to avoid further theft. I ended up using a small cross body wallet/purse and it worked perfectly especially because it had a great zipper to make sure nothing fell out.
5. A Good Travel Camera
You want to be able to document all of those awesome memories abroad! I did an entire post on how to choose a travel camera. There is no need to go out and spend a ton of money on this!
Are you planning on studying abroad? Let me know where in the comments!