Do stock up on any special medication you’ll need. You may not be able to get exactly what you need in a different country, so it would be best to bring it all with you just in case.
Don’t pack your hair straightener or curling iron. I know a lot of people (myself included) who’ve made that mistake and ended up having their beloved straighteners and curling irons break when using it through a converter. It’s really not worth it and we all know how expensive they can be. If your hair truly cannot live without one, you can always buy one abroad!
Don’t throw all your clothes in the suitcase. Be practical when deciding what clothes to pack. Check the weather of where you’re going to give you an idea of what to pack. Bring a lot of the basics! Also, most importantly, don’t pack for one season. One day it can be beautiful and sunny out, and then the next will be rainy and a bit chilly.
Don’t travel every weekend. One of the greatest things about Europe is the ability to easily travel to other countries. “Paris for the weekend? Why not!” Remember to put aside a couple weekends to check out the city you’re studying in. You’ll miss out on a lot of great things if you’re elsewhere every weekend.
Do stray away from the popular student bars once in a while. There are plenty other fun places to meet locals and experience more of the culture.
Don’t always go out with a group. So many people have told me the moment you discover yourself is when you travel alone. It makes you so much more independent and gives you a whole new perspective. If you really don’t feel comfortable traveling solo, start with something small, like going out to dinner by yourself!
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