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Get ready to prepare yourself for the educational adventure of a lifetime.

California’s diverse educational opportunities, sightseeing destinations and climates make it an exciting place to live and study. In order to guarantee you are fully prepared for the diversity our state has to offer, be sure to prepare for your trip carefully and ahead of time. Study California has prepared important guidelines, travel tips and general information to help make your journey to California a success and to ensure your study abroad dreams become a reality.

What to Bring

  • Once you have decided upon a school and it’s time to pack your suitcase, be sure to think very carefully about what you will need and what you can do without. If you’ve traveled internationally before, you know how important it is to pack light. Your journey to California will be much more enjoyable if you can easily manage your suitcase through airport terminals, up and down staircases and on public transportation.
  • However, it is a good idea to bring a variety of useful items and clothing. The weather will vary depending on where in the state you live, from rainy winters and dry summers to warm winters and cool summers. Be sure to visit our Weather & Climate page to learn about what the weather will be like in your area. You may also want to consider bringing some items from home like traditional clothing, souvenirs and photos that you can use to educate others about your home country and culture.