Here's a list of some essential things you may want to bring with you:

  • Prescription Medication (Make sure it is in the original packing from Chemist including the prescription overview)

  • Anti-perspirant/Deodorant (Can be difficult to buy overseas)

  • Most products are available, but if you prefer a specific brand, you may want to check if you can buy it.

    • Western products may be more expensive than at home. Keep this in mind or buy local products to save money.

  • Check the school's dress code and climate and bring appropriate clothing.

    • The typical dress code is pants (not jeans), button up or polo shirt, sweater, decent shoes.

  • Your electronic devices (iPad, phone, notebook, ect...)

    • Check with your carrier, but most phones will work with a Chinese sim card. Make sure your phone is unlocked by your carrier before you go or it won't work. Some carriers do change a fee for this.

    • Be aware of files on your computer. The Chinese may check your hard drive at the airport for any illicit material (rarely, but better safe than sorry).

  • Personal hygeine products

  • Make a list of any allergies you have and request someone at you school to translate it so you can show stores/restaurants when getting food.

  • DON'T bring any fresh food. Snacks and packaged food is ok.

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