Travel Essentials Every Student Needs

Pretty soon many students will be getting ready to headed out for their next adventure: studying abroad. If you are one of these students you’re in luck, CHICago Style wants to help you out! We asked your jet-setting classmates to tell us their travel essentials so that you are sure to be studying abroad in style.


“A really good tip that I got before I left was to pack a scarf and always carry it with you, especially in the if you are traveling in the summer. There are a lot of cathedrals all over Europe and they sometimes have dress codes to enter them. So if you have a scarf on you you can easily throw it over yourself if you are wearing a tank top or shorts that don’t fit the dress code. It’s not too heavy so it won’t take up too much space in your bag.”

-Cielito Kirkham, Rome, Italy (Film Major)

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“My tip would be to have a really good back pack. You leave the house you are staying in early in the morning and don’t get back until late at night, so you want something that will comfortably carry all of the things you need for the day.”

-Hope Holtum, Beijing, China (Film Major, Pre-law)

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“Have. Good. Shoes. You can’t even imagine how much walking you do in a day, and if you travel around on the weekends, you will be walking even more. In Vietnam people dress pretty casually on a day to day basis so you won’t stick out if you wear tennis shoes everyday. Wherever you go though, I’m sure that you will be walking a lot, so pack walking shoes.”

-Grace Dennin, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Psychology Major)


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Need some more ideas of what to pack? Our CHIC staff put together a TRAVEL CHECKLIST of some other things you may need out your next trip. (Click the bold words to download a copy for yourself!)

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3 thoughts on “Travel Essentials Every Student Needs

  1. Thanks Jan! We are always trying to have the latest tips and tricks! Glad this one helped!

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