It's time to say India farewell and depart for foreign country now that all your hard work has paid off. You've overcome every obstacle, including the GRE, applications, the agonising wait for admissions, and the nerve-wracking VISA interview(s).As you're travelling there to study and not for a vacation, there are obviously many things you need to think about before you depart for a new nation. In addition, you will travel alone and be away from home. So, we've already completed all of your assignments. Use the following list of items to create a checklist and begin crossing things off as you complete them. Checklist for International Students Before Departure Health Related Things to carry / to do for study abroad: 1. Full physical examination: Medical care, especially dental and vision care, is quite expensive abroad. 2. Immunisation: Each university has a different list of required immunizations, so check that out and get started early. 3. Insurance: Enrolling at universities abroad requires having student health insurance. Both your university and an insurance provider in India offer student health insurance. Purchasing it from India can result in significant financial savings, up to 80% in some situations. 4. Medicines: Get as many essential medications as you can. Some of them cost a lot more abroad. The following is a list of some standard tablets you ought to carry: • Cold, Fever - Crocin • Body Pain - Crocin • Indigestion, Gastric Problems - Gelucil, Zinetac • Throat Infection - Erythromycin • Allergies - Avil .25 • Vomiting - Avomine • Tooth-Ache - Combiflam • Cold, Headache – Amurtanjan, Crocin, Vicks • Stomach Pain - Cyclopam • Sprain - Esgypyrin To-do list for purchasing airline tickets for study abroad: 1. As soon as you receive your I-20, schedule both your visa interview and travel arrangements. If at all possible, try to book a single direct flight. 2. Find applicants in your peer groups who are attending the same university as you, and work together to save money on group reservations. 3. It is advised to purchase a return ticket if you count yourself among those who miss their families a lot (you will undoubtedly do so in the first few months) (for December). If not, be ready to spend a lot of money if you make a last-minute reservation. Study abroad to-do list and information about luggage allowance for students: 1. Each check-in bag's total linear dimensions shouldn't be greater than 158 cm (62 inches). Total weight cannot be greater than 23 kg (50 pound). Again, this varies from flight to flight, but you should be fine with anything under 23 kg. 2. You may also bring a briefcase, laptop, and pocketbook in addition to one piece of hand luggage. There should be a restriction on the maximum weight of hand luggage, often 5 to 10 kgs. 3. You can share your luggage with someone who is under the limit if you are travelling with a group of pals. 4. American Tourister, Samsonite, and VIP are the three most popular brands for suitcases. VIP is the least expensive, but the quality isn't the best. 5. Despite being a mid-range brand, American Tourister has excellent quality. 6. It costs a lot to buy a Samsonite. 7. Hard and soft cases scarcely differ from one another. Stay away from rough ones because they can also be easily scratched. 8. It is essential to have Transportation Security Administration (TSA) locks. 9. Make sure you have travel insurance coverage to safeguard yourself against accidents and lost luggage. Study abroad checklist for clothes and apparel to carry : 1. Bring a couple extra pairs of clothes with you because it will be difficult to find a laundromat or wash them until you are settled in the apartment. 2. Bring clothes that are appropriate for the area you are visiting because the climate in the same nation might vary greatly. Go to Google to learn more about the weather. 3. sheets, covers, and blankets (only if you can't sleep without them). If your luggage weighs too much, you can skip this step entirely. 4. Remember to bring your toiletries with you. To-do list and essentials to carry for cooking and food: Learn to cook essentials like dal, rice, chapati and vegetables. Things to include: 1. Small-sized pressure cooker. 2. Spices and masala. 3. Keep some prepared food on hand to cook in an emergency. 4. The remaining supplies, including as rice, dal, veggies, spoons, knives, plates, glasses, and bowls, are conveniently available abroad. Never pack them. 5. Pack a lot of homemade food that will last for the first few weeks because it will be useful then. Electronics and gadgets to carry for study abroad: Electronics are typically more affordable in some places, but if you like, you can buy them in India: 1. Laptop and external hard drive: Bring your own laptop if you have one. Later, you might sell it. Many universities have strict guidelines about laptops. Be careful to ask them beforehand. 2. Carry a few of these adapters to charge the electronics you are bringing from India and to prevent culture shock. They can be used in Europe and North America. Books to carry abroad: Talk to the seniors in your university and carry only the important books from India. Get some fundamental books for revision. Documents to be carried for study abroad: 1. University Documents 1. University specific letters like admits cards, forms etc. 2. Original transcripts 3. I-20 4. Syllabus copies 5. Immunisation documents (specific to university) 6. Fee receipt 2. Travel and ID documents 1. Air Ticket 2. Passport and VISA photocopies 3. Educational Documents 1. Original & attested marksheets 2. Degree certificate 3. Final year project report 4. Recommendation letters 5. GRE and TOEFL marksheets Foreign currency to carry for study abroad: 1. When studying abroad, most students bring around 1,000 grands in foreign currency with them. The remaining funds can be stored on loaded foreign exchange cards. Carry some spare cash so you may make calls and buy food and drink while you're travelling. 2. Consider carrying the majority of your cash on a forex card because they are more affordable. 3. It is better to send tuition payments directly to the university. I hope you don't overlook anything crucial. Wishing you luck and a secure voyage!