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What should international students pack and bring with them to Ireland?

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    Institute of Technology Carlow

    Institute of Technology Carlow

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    Don't do over shopping, you can always do shopping from here with things that will suit the weather better. However, I will suggest you to keep few pairs of jackets and winter accessories to keep you covered for the initial days. Now, if you're an Asian student, you can consider bringing rice cooker, tea filters that could be expensive over here. You can also bring your favorite tea or coffee if you have some. Keep few pairs of traditional clothes to represent your country. And don't forget electronic gadgets, especially adapter.

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    Trinity College Dublin

    Trinity College Dublin

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    When you come to Ireland, you don't have to worry very much about what you bring because we can find absolutely everything here. However, remember your laptop, basic tool for a student, also a coat with a hoodie for the rain. If you need any medical prescription, bring your medicines as well and bring something fancy, if you are a Trinity student and you are planning to come to the Trinity ball, which is the largest music festival, private, in Europe, only for student and staff.

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    University of Limerick

    University of Limerick

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    Question. So my three recommendations would be this, so a pair of waterproof boots or shoes, so it rains a lot in Ireland, so it's useful to have that a lightweight rain proof jacket so they can they can walk around and take it off and on when needed and something to remind them of home. So a type of food or seasoning or musical instrument or something like that for when they get homesick.

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    Institute of Technology Carlow

    Institute of Technology Carlow

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    Don't get too warm, we don't get too cold, however, you should prepare for damp weather, so you should bring layers like layers, things you can combine to deal with different types of temperatures and maybe waterproof jackets to keep you dry when it rains, because we do get quite a bit of rain in Ireland.

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    University College Dublin

    University College Dublin

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    You can get everything you need in Ireland, so don't worry about packing too much luggage. I would advise you to pack clothes that can be worn as layers and also a jacket. You can buy all the winter clothes that you need here in Ireland in your hand luggage. Make sure you bring your university documentation, such as your offer letter, any medication, your passport, your tickets, and also your chargers for your phone and your laptop. We do have a very useful packing list that we share with students each year too.

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    Maynooth University

    Maynooth University

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    What should an international student pack when come to Ireland? First things first, an umbrella. No, I'm joking, but you should bring a jacket. A light rain jacket is good for all year round. Very important. We get four seasons in one day here in Ireland. All other bits and pieces, you guess, and you can get here in Ireland. So just the essentials. An adapter and that warm clothes. That's the main thing.

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