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13 Things To Do Before Studying Abroad

Because you really should write this stuff down.

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7. Shots Shots Shots Shots Shots Shots / Via

Okay, you've got your plane ticket. You're actually going! Feel free to do number one again. And then ask your adviser what vaccinations are recommended for where you'll be. Also, check with your doctor about any prescriptions you take. They probably won't be available abroad. Same goes for contact solution and your favorite shampoo.

12. Pack / Via

You'll want to take everything, but the general rule is to take half the clothes and double the money. Also, pack some clothes and overnight things in your carry-on just in case your checked bags get lost. And be sure to weigh your luggage before you get to the airport. You do not want to pay those oversized fees.

13. You say goodbye and I say hello / Via

Adjusting to a new country is stressful, especially after saying goodbye to everyone and everything you know. But you've made it this far (and hey, you've already spent your life savings). So get ready to embrace a new place, a new culture, and new people. I have no doubt that you will thoroughly enjoy your new adventure. So get out there and see the world!

If you want more advice or want to follow someone else's studying abroad adventures/struggles, feel free to visit my blog at

where I will be flailing around Ireland.

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