So now that the first acceptances are out and the whole going-to-college-in-the-usa thing is getting pretty serious for most of us (at least for me
), I figure it's time to start talking about the move. Okay, I guess it's still going to be a while, but I'm all excited because I recently got my first decision so I want to start thinking about it NOW
Deciding what to bring is hard for everyone, but especially for us internationals who can't just stuff everything in the trunk of the car and drive a few hours. Every item we pack is important because we'll have to pay a whole lot of money for extra suitcases and shipping. So I figured we could use a thread where we can make a list of the essentials we'll need to bring from home, what to buy when we're on campus, and how to store everything when back home. Is it cheaper to pay for the extra suitcase, or to have things shipped? How much clothes should you pack, the whole closet or just your favorites?
Former internationals and those who have made the move before are more than welcome to contribute!