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What to Pack

The transition to a new country can at times be overwhelming. Check out the lists of important items you should bring with you to U.S.

Clearing Immigration upon Entering U.S.

  • UMass Boston Files: UMass Boston GSSP Offer Letter, UMass Boston’s Letter of Acceptance, UMass Boston fees receipt
  • Visa Files: Passport, Form I-20, F-1 visa, address in U.S.A
  • Immunization record & health forms
  • Original academic certificates & transcripts

Other Suggested Items

  • Credit card & approximately $300 in cash on-hand
  • Extra eye glasses or contact lenses & fluid
  • Copy of your medical history
  • Traditional or special medicines, packaged & wrapped – medicines you need should be in your carry-on luggage in case your luggage is lost. All fluids over 3 oz. should be in your checked luggage.
  • International prepaid phone card
  • Contact numbers & addresses (both local and abroad)
  • Adaptors (electrical systems in U.S.A. are 110 volts)
  • Pictures of family and friends
  • Clothing/toiletries

You will need bedding and personal items, but it is best to purchase them after you arrive, as these items take up lots of space.

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