Pre-Departure Checklist - Tips & Guidelines

You have been enrolled at a university, your visa is ready, and your air-tickets have been booked. All that is left now is to pack all your essentials to start a new journey to the US. Packing might be a stressful task. You may forget some important items and we do not want that to happen. This section gives you a pre-departure checklist of the essential items you need to carry. Take into account whatever information is applicable for you and ignore the rest.
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Pre-Departure Checklist - Tips & Guidelines

You have been enrolled at a university, your visa is ready, and your air-tickets have been booked. All that is left now is to pack all your essentials to start a new journey to the US. Packing might be a stressful task. You may forget some important items and we do not want that to happen. This section gives you a pre-departure checklist of the essential items you need to carry. Take into account whatever information is applicable for you and ignore the rest.

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Typical time required: 1 to 4 weeks

Health Checkup

Medical issues might take a toll on your wallet when you go to the US. This is important, especially if you have been diagnosed with any prior medical conditions. Visit your dentist, eye doctor and your physician and perform a complete body check-up if possible. Remember to carry all your recent medical examination certificates and signed medical prescriptions when you fly. A file with all your medical documents should definitely be a part of your pre-departure checklist. Check online if your medications are allowed in the US, as they can be strict about the medicines approved in the country.

Shopping

Clothing

Item Quantity Links
Casuals 2 - 4
Pullover/Sweatshirts 2
Winter Jacket Buy in US
Thermal Wear 1 - 2
Undergarments 10 – 12
Gloves (woolen) 2 pairs
Monkey cap 1
Formal (shirts and Trousers) 2
Ties 1- 2
Handkerchiefs 2 – 3
Belts 1 – 2
Towels 2
Traditional Wear 1 – 2
Pillow Cover (For single Bed) 2
Quilt 1 (You can buy in US)
Socks 7 Pairs
Woolen Socks Best to buy in US
Bed sheets(For single Bed) 2

Shoes

Item Quantity Links
Winter Shoes 1 (Woodland normally works)
Sports Shoes 1
Bathroom Slippers 1 - 2
Formal Shoes 1 - 2
Shoe Lace 2 -3

Electrical

Item Quantity Links
Universal Adaptor 1
Spike Buster 1
Laptop 1
Mouse 1
Scientific Calculator 1
Shaving Kit 1

Utensils

Item Quantity Links
Plates 1 - 2
Tumbler 1 - 2
Spoons and Forks 1 - 2
Frying pan with lids 1(Also available in your dorm)
Masala Box 1
Ladles 1 - 2
Knifes 2
Cutting board 1
Tea strainer 1
Water Bottle 1
Rolling Pin/Chapati maker 1
Electric/Rice Cooker 1
Slicer/Grater/Skin Peeler 1
Utensils(For making Chapati/Dosa) 1
Utensils(For making Coffee/tea) 1

Masala

Item Links
Mustard/Jeera
Chilly Powder
Turmeric Powder
Garam Masala
Coriander Powder
Sabji /Curry powder
Sambar/Rasam Powder

Stationary

Item List
Note Books
Pencil
Pen
Erasers
Scissors
Staples and Pins
Cello Tapes
Punching m/c Files

Toiletries

Item Links
Razor/shaving kit
Shaving foam/gel
Body Lotion
Shampoo
Toothbrush and paste
Hair oil/gel
Bar soap for washing
Washing powder(Available in US)
Tissue papers (For initial Use)

Often, we end up buying a lot more than is required. Overspending on shopping is unnecessary as we might not use all the items when we are in America. Shop smart and save money and space for your essential items.

Travel Bags

There are three things you should keep in mind while looking for your travel bags:

The Final Packing - Take a final look at your Pre-departure checklist before you pack

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