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What to Bring

Moving to Statesboro is exciting but deciding what to pack can be challenging. Check the luggage restrictions for your airline as overweight luggage can be very costly. Also know that there are several places in Statesboro to purchase needed items. In fact, we will take you shopping after you arrive so that you can purchase items such as bed sheets, towels, and school supplies. You may also want to purchase small electronic items here if your country does not use 120/60Hz voltage, the standard for the United States.

The United States is an informal country and students usually dress informally for classes and for social events. However, there will be special occasions when you will be asked to dress in business attire. The weather also determines the type of clothes you should bring. Statesboro is hot during the summer (average day time temperature of 91F or 32C) and cool during the winter (average day time temperature of 60F or 15C).

In addition to what University Housing suggests, here are some other recommended items to bring with you:

  • Personal medications and prescriptions for refills
  • Extra eyeglasses and contact lenses
  • Items to remind you of home and share with new friends, such as photographs, books, postcards, music
  • Traditional clothing to wear during international celebrations

You should travel with your passport (valid at least six months into the future), Georgia Southern I-20 or DS-2019, admission letter, and financial documentation.  You will be asked to present these documents when you arrive in the United States.

Last updated: 7/27/2015