Preparing for my trip to Dublin, Ireland was exciting and a little confusing. I wasn’t sure of what to pack and things to take along with me, but anyway, we thank God daily for google right? I was able to find a website (can’t remember the name right now) that had a list and was disappointed that no Nigerian blogger had a packing list guide post online or maybe I didn’t search well enough.
I followed the packing list and I packed extra; someone can never be too sure you know.
The study abroad packing list;
Underwear (two weeks worth)
Socks (two weeks worth)
Long sleeves shirts
Sweatshirt / hoodie (2 -3)
Jeans /Khakis (2 -3 pairs)
A set or two of workout clothes
At least one nice outfit for formal occasions
flipflops / sandals
Sneakers / dress shoes / boots / rain boots
Cold weather gear (ie gloves / mittens / hats / scarfs)
Note please that some of the things above I got them here for some reasons.
- Please have yourself tested for Malaria and get drugs for it too. I know of someone in my college that was quarantined when he got ill here. Was not a serious issue, but they wanted to be really sure of what was wrong with the guy since he was coming from a foreign country and he was not happy about it.
- Know more about the country’s weather and carry mentholated cream such as rubb. I have battled with an unattractive flu and with the drugs coupled with robb, I was fine in few days.
- If you are in Lagos, go to eko market and buy many pashminas to protect your neck during the cold season.
- Leave all your chiffons and light clothes behind because you just might not need them; their warm isn’t our warm to be honest.
- Prepare your body and soul to avoid culture shock and again; do not forget to read about the country you are to study in.
- Keep a journal if you can.
Bring warm clothes.