Study abroad is one of the most exciting things college has to offer. You see, up till college some of us have never gotten the opportunity to see other cultures in the world and experience life outside of “the known”. Speaking from experience, I can say study abroad has been quite an experience some might even say bittersweet. One moment you are exhilarated by the mere thought of crossing the street and the next you are breaking down in tears because you can’t seem to find authentic jollof rice (true story). This article hits close to home for me cause I am from Africa more specifically Nigeria so pay close attention, like they say “I got the inside scoop” so grab a pen and paper lets dive in. Here are 10 things you need to pack if you are studying abroad in Africa

  1. A travel plug adapter: Most chargers and or electric cords would not fit in the AC receptacles available in African countries especially those from North America so you will need one of thesegiphy-downsized (5)
  2. Toiletries, makeup, and personal necessities: this is for those who are brand loyal in the event you don’t find the exact brand                                                                                                                               emme-bag-travel-essential
  3. A good mosquito repellent: this is compulsory to avoid being bitten.giphy-downsized (6)
  4. That being said anti- malarial drugs are a must have, it is advised to start taking the pills a few days before travelgiphy-downsized (7)
  5. Torchlights and or rechargeable lamps: Depending on the country you are going, there might be regular power outage so don’t freak outgiphy-downsized (9)
  6. Long sleeve shirts and pants: advisable for going out in the evenings to prevent insects bites
  7. Money and or hard currency- Electronic payments are not that common in some African countries, so it is better to have little cash on hand. ATMs are also an option.giphy-downsized (8)
  8. Lots of summer clothing and sunscreen: it can get really hot so best be prepared. Depending on the time of the year your trip is, rain gear may also be needed along with a compact umbrellaa8b53573402eb6e4f957f937c81fed9e--travel-wear-travel-packing
  9. Africans can be really fashionable so pack nicer clothes, you would not want to look odd  

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  10. A Travel journal and a camera to document the memories
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