A crucial question that all year-abroad students face: what to pack, and how much of it. Vicky and I were volunteering in Orion - a tiny therapeutic community in the Russian countryside. Our nearest and only shop had a very limited and sporadic stock of items, so we had to pack many things that perhaps you could buy when you reach your destination. Though this list isn't complete by any means, we hope that this might help you, the reader, decide how much to pack when going on your year abroad, and guide you to not over-pack as we did.
Stressing about what to sort out before you leave? Need a definitive year abroad checklist? What sort of student discounts are available? What exactly should you pack in your suitcase? Sit back, relax and read on through our section on what to take with you and how to get it there, before it's too late!