Luggage Preparation

This is a Boswin basic list of what you should bring for studying in China. Make sure getting these things with you before boarding the flight.

★ Miscellaneous Items

   These things are essential when you entering into the country.

1. Important documents (passport, visa, itinerary, plane tickets, related health certificate).
2. Photocopy of your passport information pages. Also leave a copy at home.
3. Travel book & map of the host city.
4. International calling card and access numbers for the countries where you will travel.
5. 500-1000 RMB in cash when you first arrive for transport and check-in.
6. Money belt.
7. Address and phone number of your university admission office.
8. Umbrella/Sunglasses

★ Clothing/Shoes

1. Consider both the physical & social climate; dress accordingly.
2. Dark colors do not show dirt as readily.
3. Comfort and practicality are the keys for both clothing and shoes.
4. Pajamas (2 pair).
Beside the far southern part of the country where is warm all year round, most part of China has four very distinct seasons and the temperature can be range from -10 to 30 centi-degrees annually. Both T-shirt and warm coat might be necessary while you are living in China.

★ Toiletries

Don’t overstock on toiletries because most things are available in major cities in China. Remember to transfer liquids from breakable containers into plastic containers and use tape to seal the lids when traveling or pack them in ziplock bags to separate them from clothing.

5.Prescription drugs for the duration of your time abroad (in your carry-on).

6.Extra eyeglasses.

★ Voltage

Electronic appliances in China operate on 220 voltages. If the voltage standard is different in your country then you will need to purchase a travel voltage converter (or, if the appliance is relatively inexpensive, purchase a new one in the host country). What’s more, Voltage isn’t the only thing that varies from country to country. Electrical wall outlets also differ in shape, assortment and arrangement of holes. To be prepared, make sure you get an adapter set to go with the converter. You can inquire about international voltage converters at an local electronics store.

★ Boswin Reminder

1. Check airline regulations for weight, size and number of bags.
2. In your carry-on, keep a change of clothes, toiletries, valuables, important documents (passports, visas, arrival instructions) and medications in their original containers.

3. Clearly identify your luggage inside and out with your name and address on it. Colored tape can make it easy to identify among similar baggage.
4. Lastly, you should keep your money, important documents, valuables, medication, a change of clothing and some toiletries in your carry-on in case your luggage gets lost.

★ Clothing

The average temperature at the end of August is about 20℃-35℃ (68-95 oF). In Northeast China, the temperature is lower, with the highest temperature seldom exceeding 30℃ (86 oF). So T-shirt, shorts or light pants would be suitable clothing. But do remember to bring a long-sleeve light jacket with you in case you arrive at night or when it’s raining.
General Clothing Suggestions

Season Month Temperature Suggested Clothing
Spring Mar – May 10- 20 ℃ Western suits, jackets, sports coats, woolen jackets, long sleeve shirts and travel shoes
Summer Jun – Aug Above 25 ℃ T-shirts, short sleeve shirts, skirts, shorts, sandals, caps, rain wear
Autumn Sep – Nov 10- 20 ℃ Western suits, jackets, sports coats, light woolen sweaters, rain wear and travel shoes
Winter Dec – Feb Below 10 ℃ Overcoat, thick woolen sweaters, lined coats; In northern China, hat, gloves, scarves and warm boots are recommended