What to Pack for Your Spring Study Abroad Trip in London

I’ve started to get REALLY excited about going abroad, and my favorite outlet for excitement is planning and making lists. That sounds so lame written down. This is my packing list that I’ll go off of when I start choosing what comes with me to London. I’ll be going during the coldest time of year, and it won’t really start warming up until March or April. Because of that, I’m taking a lot of boots and jackets. Although, London is notorious for having unpredictable weather, so I’m also planning on layering a lot.

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Pack it all in

1 large rolling suitcase

1 carry on duffle

1 backpack (good quality!)

*Even though you’re going to be allowed to take two giant suitcases, you’ll thank me when you’re lugging all of that to your flat or dorm if you only take one! Also, make sure you have a smaller duffle that can act as a carry on when you travel.

To Make Things Easier

Vacuum seal bags for sweaters and bulkier items

A travel scale to keep your bags under 50 pounds

Organize everything with suitcase cubes

Tops

4 long sleeve blouses

3 short sleeve blouses

4 t-shirts (Black, white, grey, printed)

2 turtlenecks

3 sweaters

Denim button up

2 going out tops (get more cheap ones there if need be)

2 work out tops

Bottoms

Light skinny jeans

Dark skinny jeans

Black jeans

Boyfriend jeans

Going out skirt

2 track shorts

Outerwear

Wool coat

Rain coat

2 Cardigans

1 Sweatshirt

Basics

Black crop leggings and 2 full length leggings

Sleep shorts

Sleep t-shirt

Underwear

Bras

Warm and normal socks

Shoes

Walking sneakers

Rain booties

Heeled booties

Flat booties

Bean boots

Black or Nude heels

Tennis shoes

Accessories

Brown and black belt

Sunglasses

Beanie

Gloves

Scarf

Jewelry

Toiletries (self-explanatory)

Other

Wind-proof umbrella

Swimsuit

Camera

Cross body purse (that zips!)

For the plane

Customs Necessities

Passport

Travel documents

Your study abroad school acceptance letter

Currency for your study abroad location

Prescribed medicine

The address/phone number/directions to your campus

For your long-flight sanity

Earbuds

Laptop + laptop charger

Phone Charger (normal and portable)

Lotion (air cabins get DRY)

Ibuprofen/benadryl

Snacks

Water bottle

A book

A couple of games downloaded on to your phone

Movies or shows



If you’re scared, check out my post about being nervous to go abroad. It’s a big step, but a really exciting one that you won’t regret!!

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