10 Things You Probably Forgot to Pack + Full Study Abroad Packing List

Hey Daizies! If you’re getting ready to head somewhere, I’ve compiled a packing list that I hope you’ll find helpful. Starting out I listed 10 things that you know you need but might end up forgetting. Then in sections I’ll list out things you should bring. As I’m writing this, I’m keeping in mind things I needed when I studied abroad as well as for my next trip to Ghana! I’m trying to pack as light as possible as always.

10 Things You Probably Forgot to Pack

Portable phone charger
Flip flops
Umbrella
Eye mask
Adapter
Sunglasses
Advil/Tylenol
Swimsuit
Headphones
Neck pillow

Clothes

1 pair of jeans ( no matter what the current weather may be, you never know how soon a rainy day may hit)
3 sun dresses ( one that can easily turn into a club outfit)
2 pairs of capris
5 dressy shirts (for pictures)
3 club outfits
Tank tops (easy ways to switch up your outfits)
2 pairs of shorts ( dark or denim)
TONS of underwear (doing laundry in foreign countries can be a hassle)
Socks
T-shirts ( Like the free ones you get from events)
Lounge shorts (for workouts and to sleep in if that’s your thing)
Walking sandals
Comfortable gym/tennis shoes
Combat boots or booties (if traveling for 3-4 months during colder months)

For the Plane

Small over the neck purse ( easy access to your phone, passport, and wallet)
Hand sanitizer
Hair wrap
Sunglasses
Vaseline (lip balm)
Lotion
Neck pillow
Headphones
Phone charger
Empty water bottle
Health
Advil/tylenol
Emergen-C packets (immune system boost)
Peptobysmal

Face & Body

Earrings &a jewelry
Deodorant
Face cleanser
Vaseline
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Floss
Sunscreen
Bug spray
Nail polish
Your favorite makeup (the right concealer shade is hard to find

And for hair, don’t forget to check out my What Should Be in Your Natural Hair Travel Kit?| Checklist for Packing blog post!

-POP

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Exploring the world and my hair one dai at a time.

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