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Student checklist

Make sure you know what to do before leaving! We’ve made a list of what to pack, and what not to bring when you leave to study in your new country.

Get organised before you leave:

- Load copies of documents, photos, music to cloud storage.

- Save important contact details and information in a Google document.

- Know your flight: weight restrictions, entertainment, and food.

- Arrange airport pick-up for when your flight arrives.

- Download a mobile app that you can use to contact your family and friends with access to wi-fi.

- Add something to make your luggage identifiable.

- Bring hand luggage that can be used for day trips and daily use.

What to pack in checked luggage

What not to bring

- A photocopy of your passport.

- Toiletries like contact lenses and solution, feminine products, razors, and shaving products.

- Power strip/plug board – allows you to plug in multiple devices with just one adaptor.

- Any books/materials you want to bring for your studies.

- Appropriate clothes for the seasons in Australia. 

- Spices or plant products. Most Asian spices can easily be bought in Australia at Asian supermarkets.

- Large amounts of cash (over AUD20,000)

- Pirated goods (movies, etc.)

- Anything that could be considered a weapon.


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Step-by-step guide

With close to 50 years of experience and almost 500,000 students placed around the world, IDP Education has the experience to help you find the perfect country, school, and home in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK, and USA.

Pre-departure support

IDP is here to equip you with necessary skills and knowledge to make you feel less anxious and more prepared for your study abroad. That’s why we host pre-departure orientations throughout the year to help you prepare for life in a new country.

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