packing tips for international students before leaving for studying in Australia

Australia is a promising destination for students from all over the world. Every year thousands of students head for this country to pursue higher education. If you have got your passport and visa ready this article will help you in packing your bags,  so that you have everything you need when you land in this beautiful country.

  1. Sunscreen– the temperature in Australia can get pretty higher. As you must be aware there is a hole in the ozone layer over Australian continent, it does not take more than half an hour to get sun burnt if you are not wearing sunscreen. Even when it is not very bright outside, it will protect from harmful UV rays
  2. .Flip-Flops – thongs or flip-flops are very comfortable rubber footwear that is very popular with the Australian culture. You don’t have to carry shoes everywhere. Locals prefer them very much and they are considered a part of Australian dress code.

3. Slang Guidebook– the Australian slang is quite baffling. Without a good understanding of slang it can get pretty difficult for you to co-ordinate with locals even if you are good at English speaking. So just download a list of common Australian slangs before you go.

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4. Power Adapter– Australian sockets are similar to American ones. So if you are carrying electronic devices such as laptops and phones, don’t forget to pack suitable adapters. The voltage supply in Australia is between 220V to 240V, so your adapter should be compatible with that.

5. Woolens– Australia is generally warm over the year but from June to August the weather gets cold. In the lower half of the country, it might even snow. So don’t leave behind your jacket and woolens when you pack for Australia.

6. Insect Repellants– the tropical climate of Australia is the cause of an alarming population of insects. It is very necessary to carry mosquito repellant sprays and creams if you don’t want to waste your precious time in hospitals. It is even better to carry mosquito net with you for full proof protection.

7. Home Recipes– eating food outdoor in restaurants regularly will blow your budget only in a few weeks. It is best to cook at your own place. The quality of groceries is excellent and they are very affordable. So carry your favorite recipes and stay connected with your culture.

8. Swimwear– with the scorching climate all the year round, you will find most of your classmates going frequently to local beaches or pools. So it is wise to carry some swim wears as you will immediately feel tempted towards the beautiful beaches once you get there. Australia has a lot of amazing geographical locations. Even when you would be spending most of your time in your studies, spare time to explore its beautiful features as you might not get a second chance to visit this beautiful country.