We received a question via twitter (@studyingalway) about what to pack for Galway, so we’ve reblogged this post on the best tips and advice.

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Preparing for college is an exciting time, but packing can be a real challenge. The NUI Galway International Student Pre-Arrival Guide (p. 11) contains a useful list of items to pack but overall, the most important thing to remember is to pack light.

Make a list of things you will actually need to see you through the first few weeks in Galway and discard everything else. Most students end up packing way more than they actually need, which can end up costing them money – due to ever decreasing airline baggage allowances – and result in them needlessly lugging heavy suitcases through airports, train and bus stations on the way to and from Galway.

While it’s tempting to pack as many of your belongings as possible, it can often work out cheaper and more convenient to purchase items such as additional clothing and certain electronic devices after…

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