Travel

Getting ready for my semester in France

After years of planning and waiting, I am finally about to depart for my semester at Aix-Marseille Université in the south of France.  This semester has been a whirlwind of applications, paperwork, and planning, but it is finally (mostly) done and I leave Tennessee early Monday morning.  Packing and prepping for this trip has been more time consuming and difficult than for any others I’ve ever been on.  Getting my visa alone was a huge task, not to mention packing for five months and multiple climates in one suitcase. I tried to pack for all kinds of weather, giving myself a 1-2 week window for needing to do laundry.  For anyone who is interested or also planning for a long stay abroad, I’ve shared my packing list below.

PACKING LIST

Tops

  • Grey V-neck sweater
  • Striped turtle neck
  • Black Tee
  • White Tee
  • Grey tank
  • Blue tank
  • Coral short sleeve
  • Grey ¾ sleeve
  • Olive V-neck tee
  • Blue and white stripe tee
  • 1 long sleeve sleep tee
  • 1 short sleeve sleep tee
  • Smartwool sweater
  • Tan sweater
  • Heavy sweater
  • Black cardigan
  • Grey cardigan

Bottoms

  • Lucky Jeans
  • 4 Pairs black leggings
  • Black bubble skirt
  • Grey Pajama Pants
  • Black Jeans

Dresses

  • Striped tee dress
  • Striped tank dress
  • Solid Black tee dress
  • White formal dress
  • Grey tee dress

Outerwear

  • Patagonia coat
  • Rain coat
  • Vest
  • Navy military style jacket

Basics

  • 10 pairs underwear
  • 1 sports bra
  • 3 bralettes
  • 2  bras (one strapless)
  • 2 pairs black ankle socks
  • 6 pairs warm socks
  • Cuddle Dud Set
  • Smartwool leggings
  • Bathing suit
  • Black camisole
  • Tan camisole

Accessories

  • Heavy black scarf
  • Light-weight grey scarf
  • Gloves
  • Jewelry

Shoes

  • Black Nikes
  • Leather Chacos
  • Black boots

For the room

  • Pillow
  • Twin sheets
  • 1 towel
  • 1 hand towel
  • 1 wash cloth

Toiletries

  • 2 razors
  • Makeup
  • Clinque set
  • Hairbrush
  • 2 deodorants
  • Toothpaste & brush
  • 1 roll toilet paper
  • American medicines (allergy, ibuprofen, etc)
  • Hairspray
  • Dry shampoo
  • Bar of soap
  • Bobby pins and hair ties

Other

  • Notepad
  • Fitbit charger
  • 2 canvas bags
  • Extra Moleskine notebooks
  • Granola bars and snacks

Carry-on

  • Laptop & charger
  • Ipad & charger
  • Ipod
  • Phone & charger
  • Fitbit Alta
  • Camera Bag
  • Portable charger
  • Converter
  • Documents
  • Toiletries
  • Sunglasses & case
  • Socks, sweater, etc.
  • Chapstick
  • Gum
  • Wallet
  • Passport & Visa
  • Molekine notebook
  • Pens
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