Because people want to give you gifts when you’re about to study in another country
After the success of last years’ “The Study Abroader’s Post-Christmas List“, I decided I’m going to make it a yearly thing. I did realize that it’s more beneficial to publish it before Christmas, so that’s one big improvement over last year’s list. It’s basically going to be a compilation of things I used, thought might be useful, or wish I had bought before I went abroad all together in one easy-to-email to friends and relatives list. While some things will remain on the list from year to year, I’ll do my best to keep it as up to date as possible. So here’s this year’s, The Study Abroad Student’s 2011 Christmas List.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 Digital Camera
Nikon D3100 14.2MP Digital SLR Camera
Sony HDR-CX160 High-Definition Handycam Camcorder
Osprey Porter 46 Travel Duffle
Delseys Helium Fusion Lite 2.0 Carry-On
High Sierra Elevate 28″ Drop-Bottom Wheeled Duffel
Apple iPod touch 8GB
Eagle Creek Dual Wattage International Converter Set
|I can’t stress enough the importance of looking into/buying an outlet converter and adapter before you head abroad. This combination transformer/converter does all the work for you, stepping down foreign electricity (220/240V) to North American (110/125V) current. It can be used with battery chargers, curling irons, shavers, toothbrushes, and electric appliances between 0-50 Watts, as well as with hair dryers, clothes steamers, irons, coffee makers, and other electric appliances between 51-1875 Watts. Of course, it also conveniently comes with a 5 piece outlet adapter set.
The Magic Wand Portable Scanner
Samsonite Travel Wallet
EatSmart Precision Voyager Digital Luggage Scale
Memory Foam Travel Neck Pillow
|This is sort of the black sheep of The Study Abroad Student’s 2011 Christmas List, but believe it or not, Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement address was a huge factor in my decision to study abroad. I was really unsure about what I wanted to in life at the time, and in this speech, Jobs urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks, and to worry about connecting the dots later on. If you haven’t seen it, you should really take a look. Whether or not you believe in the way he conducted business, you can’t deny the man had a positive impact on many people’s lives including my own.
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