Please find below an indicative list of essential items that you are required to buy/arrange for.
1.Shoes (Applicable to both Male / Female)
2.For students travelling to northern (colder) states
|Shampoo bottle||1+big bottle||Napkins||6+|
|Body Spray||3+||Perfume||2 or as per requirement|
|After Shave||1+||Tooth Paste||6+|
|Tooth Brush||2+||Shaving Tube||6+|
|Passport size photo||20||Stamp size photo||40|
The kind of utensils that you plan to take depends on whether you plan to cook alone or with your housemates. This is because most people don't get time to cook daily. Therefore, students generally cook once in two days.
1.Carry all documentation safely, and have photocopies to back you up - letter from Univ., mark sheets, etc. (the visa stuff basically).
2.Things to get photocopied: Make three sets of the following copies, keep one set at home and take the remaining two sets with you.
4.Xth, Inter (10+2), Degree marks sheets, Convocation Certificate of Under graduation.
5.I-20 and acceptance letter from the university.
6.Take all the I-20's/Offer Letters with you if you have more than one.
IN THE LAST WEEK
1.Call up and find if there is any change of the schedule of the plane (inform the people coming to pick you up of any such change).
2.Get ready to face the long journey.
3.Bid adieu to all concerned.
4.Find out the name of the person who is coming to pick you up at the airport. Remind those people of the flight timings, airline no, your name. Inform all these to your people at home.
5.Relax the day before journey, and check all the documents you are taking with you once again.
6.Arrange for the conveyance if you don’t have a car. You can book with any private transport facility like City cabs/UBER.
ON THE DAY OF THE FLIGHT AND ON – BOARD:
1.Since it is going to be a long flight wear something comfortable (cotton dress + full sleeves shirt). Wear your shoes - in flight you can remove them
2.Check all the documents once again and keep them at appropriate places.
3.Be at the airport 3-4 hours before the departure.
4.Relax during flight, sleep as much as possible.
5.Watch out before you eat - you may get non-veg even if you had asked for veg. Veg food is generally bland - fruits/juices are good choices. (Before ordering anything on board check if, you have to pay for it separately). Don't hesitate to ask questions.
6.Once out of India be very careful (from sheer experience of seniors). Don't trust anyone. Don't hire a taxi (unless emergency) till you reach your destination. If required don't hesitate to spend money.