What to Bring

Packing and organizing your items can be exciting. It can also be a little bit emotional too,…especially if this is your first time away from home. Remember that your loved ones will also feel a mix of happiness and sadness with you leaving. This is a big moment for you, but also a big one for them as well.

You don’t need to worry if you forget your favourite brush or jacket at home. You can easily find similar items here. If you’re going to be with us during the winter months, it’s suggested that you buy a proper jacket and boots while in Canada.

Here are some packing tips that will make your trip easier and more enjoyable:

  1. Pack light and follow the instructions on the left.
  2. Keep your valuables safe.
  3. Check your bags and clothes to make sure you aren’t exceeding your allowance or carrying any banned items.
  4. Bring charger adapters for any electronics as Canadian plugs and voltages may be different than your home country’s.
  5. Make sure you have a good idea of your city’s weather so you can pack the appropriate clothes (Be sure to know your sizes).
  6. Carry a mobile phone with an international calling card or roaming service.
  7. Organize all your important documents; passport, tickets, CLLC and university Letters of Acceptance, Cash in CAD currency, Custodian letter and homestay profile in a file folder and keep them in your carry-on luggage or where you can see and access them.

If you still have more questions just talk to your campus Director and they’ll be happy to help you.

Here are two tips: Weigh your luggage before going to the airport to make sure you don’t exceed the limits. Also, purchase luggage with four wheels, instead of two wheels, so you can get around easily.