Most international students begin the school season with lots of excitment and look forward to having the time of their lives. If this is you or someone you know, it is advisable that you prepare adequately for the next few years of study. To help you do this successfully, we’ll provide a short list of survival kit ideas for international college students.
1. Medicine Bag and First Aid Kit
While no one hopes to fall sick or get hurt while studying, it is not out of place to be prepared just in case. To stay prepared, students should have a medicine bag and a fisrt aid kit handy. This is a vital part of the survival kit because in the event of a cut, burn, headache or stomach upset, you’re covered. You’ll always have your pain killers, plasters, burn creams, etc readily available. You can also help friends and roomies in such need.
2. Toiletry Bag
Another vital addition to a student survival pack is the toiletry bag. As a freshman, you want to make a good first impression by looking good and being well-groomed. Your toiletry bag should include a toothpaste/brush, nail clippers, cotton buds, hand/shaving cream, colognes, hygiene products and razors. You’re free to add other items of choice.
3. Electric Kettle
This is an important item especially for those who enjoy taking tea, coffee or instant noodles. It just makes life a whole lot easier for international college students and is a time saving device.
4. Cereals, Snacks and Instant Food Items
There’s no gainsaying that students need to eat healthy while studying. However, sometimes students get so busy that they don’t have the time to make wholesome meals. At such times, cereals and instant meals can save the day. Fortunately, there are many nutritious cereals, snacks and instant food options available today so you don’t have to worry.
5. Laundry Bag and Sewing Kit
One way to keep your room neat and tidy is by having a laundry bag where all used clothes can be put away neatly. You can also retrieve them easily whenever you want to do your laundry. In a similar vain, having a sewing kit in your survival kit will do you a world of good especially when you need to deal with outfit emergencies.
Whether you get to live on or off campus, there are times when maintenance services would be required. Should you choose to set up furniture and do minor repairs yourself, you’ll need a toolset. When professional help is required, you can consult maintenance services available at student halls.
With the survival kit, international college students are adequately prepared for the school year and can enjoy an extraordinary experience.