Deciding what to pack for study abroad is no joke. You only have a few bags to fit all the essentials for you time abroad - plus airline weight restrictions to keep in mind! After advising thousands of study abroad students and interns every year on what to pack for study abroad, our IES Abroad Advisors put together the ultimate study abroad packing list.

Whether you're a notorious over-packer, a last-minute packer, or the kind of person that always forgets something important, this list covers all the basics and includes packing tips to keep in mind. Bookmark this page for later or print out a PDF version to mark off items as you pack.

Please refer to your predeparture materials to see what specific items related to COVID-19 you may need to pack, such as masks or a negative COVID test. 

What to Pack

Packing Tips

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Whether you're a notorious over-packer, a last-minute packer, or the kind of person that always forgets something important, this list covers all the basics and includes packing tips to keep in mind.

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