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How much do you suggest I should pack?

2 Replies from Mentors

  • mentor picture Irene
     
    Irene
    Junior Year Film Production Major
    Loyola Marymount University
    Don’t over pack! As Americans we are stereotyped as being huge over packers. Unfortunately, this...
    Don’t over pack! As Americans we are stereotyped as being huge over packers. Unfortunately, this is usually true. Strip your luggage down to the bare minimum. Chances are that all the things you think you might need, you probably WON’T need.
  • mentor picture Jessica
     
    Jessica
    Graduate Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    I think a good rule of thumb is to pack everything you think you will need for your trip, then...
    I think a good rule of thumb is to pack everything you think you will need for your trip, then eliminate the volume by one half (or more!). I did this both times I studied abroad and realized I still had taken too much. Almost anything you need will be available in your destination country.
 
 
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