its less than 3 weeks away so I MUST be myself; the paranoid girl who gets things done early!

the MUST BRINGS would be :
Passport (settled Visa 2 months ago. phew.)
Money (enough to survive for a week.)
Laptop (with charger)
Camera (with charger)
Pin adapter to suit the country you’re going to.
Toothpaste (in my case, Korea’s toothpaste has no FLOURIDE and I do not want no tooth decay!)
Deodorant (because it’s not a Korean need. Koreans all smell awesome. that’s what I heard.)

and now some stuff you can’t live without :
CLOTHES! since I’m leaving for the Spring there, I’ll need something warm.
Coats (a few to keep you warm in case you haven’t have time to shop)
SCARFS (you can always get them there too)
Long Johns
Autumn clothes
Formal clothing (1)
Nice dress (1)
Pyjamas (3)
Some traditional clothing to wear during events (1)
Socks (I only need a few because Korea is the land of socks.)
Lingerie (a years worth because it’s super expensive there and lack of design and size bigger than A/B. wth)
Towel (ours are always huger. their’s like our hair towel. 2.)
Pillow case (prefer to use my own.)
Bed sheets (prefer my own. you can buy a cartoon bolster there though hehe)
Accessories (your favourite necklace, bracelet, watch….)
a little make up (Korean make up are around 50% cheaper there than here)
Toothbrush
Sport shoes
Boots (and I’ll get the others there!)
Medication (if have)
MAGGI (incase you miss home)
Milo/Ribena (same reason. but milo is available in Itaewon. mad price though.)

and here are some stuff you can definitely get in Korea, CHEAP. :
MAKE UP
Facial masks
Summer clothes
COTTON! (walk though MyeongDong and you’d prolly get it free!)
Cotton buds are also available =D.

I think this is all for now. to tell you the truth. I am still packing. care to list out what I’ve missed to help me? =/.

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Luffy
Luffy
8 years ago

Handphone? So that You can call back home if necessary.

belee
belee
8 years ago

Ger! U r gng away for studies in Korea? Aw.. how long izzit going to be?

Uniqlo stuff are very good and their prices are pretty ok. So you can consider getting their long Johns or jackets.

belee
belee
8 years ago

Wow! So long but at least u get to experience all four seasons! Are you on an exchange program? Kinda regret not doing overseas study when I’m younger πŸ™

Please rem to continue to blog n fb k! Will miss you!

belee
belee
8 years ago

Lol~ That’s great! Your posts were really useful when I planned for Korea last year. Thanks a lot!

Btw rem to bring your cute hp accessory for the subway rides!

Can I ask what kind of classes you are going for? And around how much is the school fees and estimated living expenses? It’s ok if it is not convenient to share πŸ™‚

vic22
vic22
8 years ago

aaah! you’re going to stay in korea?? for a year?? i’m happy for you!! ^o^
β™« chukhahamnida chukhahamnida.. β™«
many many posts about korean coffee shops, please. πŸ™‚
you’re going to study what? you’ll be like natalie chai? i’m jelly jelly! πŸ˜›

my suggestion: flashlight/s (plus batteries). a small one so you can always put it in your purse. you’ll never know when it might come in handy. there probably are flashlights sold in korea, but you might forget to buy.. because you’re in (wonderful) korea and the last thing you’ll probably think of is buying a flashlight, hahaha.
and pepper spray, too. just to be on the safe side. ^^

benjaminvai
8 years ago

Pack me! , hahaha .I am serious, pack me along.

Nostalgia Ninja
8 years ago

Well, that’s a whole list there. Are you gonna need any other stationary (books, writing utensils) or are they supplying it with your study pakage? gonna love the Korea study blogs when you do them, see more places of the world and all ”,

Connie
Connie
8 years ago

What are you going to study there?

Shiok Leng
8 years ago

Korean to English and English to Korean dictionary. Haha! Have fun there. =)

allan
allan
8 years ago

1 week of cash is definitely not enough, considering the need to open a local bank acc, and you might neeed all the proper documents before you able to open one. And it takes days to recieve bank card and also password for your debit card.

if you have malaysian friends there, ask them about cooking ingredients which are common in malaysia but deemed exotic in korea. So you can bring them some? Cooking malaysian food in overseas can be quite daunting, at least if you plan to cook.

Going to a place to travel and study are two totally different things all together. Please read some tips on settling down in foreign land too.

lastly, bring an open, curiousity, enthusiatic and adventurous mind. Enjoy this opportunity.

speaking from experience. πŸ™‚

siu
siu
8 years ago

Hi there,

I was looking for some info about packing for studying oversea, and I found your blog lol
I just worried I might forget to bring something, and I only allow with 1 suitcase WTH!!!

I am going to study in Korea too πŸ™‚

siu
siu
8 years ago

I don’t think so hahaha coz I’m not applying any uni in Seoul, guess you will stay in Seoul, right? I’m in Daegu

insertnamehere
insertnamehere
8 years ago

hello πŸ™‚ is it okay to ask which university/where are you going to just study Korean? πŸ™‚

Connie
Connie
8 years ago

Just want to suggest something, since you’re going to Korea. Why not go and try out the auditioning for those big company there?

kitty
kitty
8 years ago

you seem all set to go! Bring slippers and change into them when u are on board the airplane! I do that all the time.

tiffany
tiffany
7 years ago

I was wondering do you have mac?
I have mac so with mac charger how can I use in Korea?
Is it ok to use a converter? or do I have to buy macbook charger in Korea?

Wendy
Wendy
5 years ago

Hi Jamie, thank you so much for replying me! Have a nice evening~ ^^