Try to pack as lightly as possible, and only bring items that you really need. You will be able to buy anything you forget to bring here. There are many stores for food and personal care products near campus.
Since Korea has four seasons, you will experience weather ranging from very hot and humid in the summer to quite cold and freezing in the winter. You will need to bring clothes suitable for each season. For the summer, light and casual clothes will do. For fall throughout spring, you will probably need at least one jacket. For winter, you will need some sweaters and heavy coats. If you cannot pack all the clothes you will need, you can buy them here in Korea at nearby outlet or department stores.
◎ Pictures from Your Home
It is a good idea to bring photographs of friends and family, or some familiar objects to make you feel more at home. You will feel a lot better when you are feeling blue or homesick by having it. Consider bringing some small but significant items to place next to your bed or to hang on your wall. In addition, you may want to consider bringing small souvenirs from your home country to give out as gifts.
◎ Household Items
Plan on buying most of your household items (small electrical appliances, bed sheets and towels, cooking and eating supplies) once you arrive. If you have a lot of space in your suitcase, you might want to bring a set of sheets and towels from home to get started. You can always purchase what you need at second-hand or discount shops.
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