5 things you need to know when moving to college


Plan on buying things there


Don't stock up on things you can easily find at your destination such as school supplies, toiletries, and canned food. All of these are probably available everywhere around your campus. It's more fun to go shopping after you arrive and get to know your new city. Also, don't bother taking your textbooks and books from home. You'll be able to purchase all course books at your new school, plus you'll have access to libraries and bookstores at your destination.

All the stuff that you’re not planning to use immediately can be packed and shipped later. If you have some extra time you can even box it up and prepare it for shipping, and leave instructions for your parents or friends to send at later. You might want to decide how do you want your things to be shipped and discuss best options with your family. You can call moving experts like trustworthy Brisbane removalists. They will take care of your things in the most proffessional matter and will protect all of your precious belonging during transport.

Get travel insurance

Visit your doctor and do a complete physical before leaving to ensure you’re in top shape. Ask for a copy of your medical records to take with you in the case of an emergency abroad. Also, it’s important to know if there are some immunisation requirements you must fulfil before you depart.

Even though it’ll probably never come to that, it’s always smart to have a reliable health and accident insurance policy while you are studying abroad. You can also get coverage for emergency evacuations and repatriation, just in case.

No matter how hard you try, you’ll probably forget something at home, but we hope this guide will make sure that you pack all of your most important things. Bon voyage and good luck!


Special thanks to Lana Hawkins for providing us with this article. Lana is an architecture student and a crafty girl from Sydney, Australia. She loves writing in her free time, as well as reading about sustainable architecture.