Food that you won’t be able to get in Ithaca
- Bring food that reminds you of home (ie. Milo, prima packs, snacks)
- Don’t overdo this; You will probably not be cooking much in your first year as you will be staying in your dorms.
- Small Asian provision shops around, like the new Korean store in Collegetown which sells prawn crackers, rice crackers, maggie mee etc.
- Can also buy online from Amazon (you will be amazed at what they have)
Items of sentimental value (for homesickness)
- Things that remind you of home (Ie. Soft toys, photos of friends)
- Avoid bringing bulky stuff/too much stuff however as they take up space in your luggage and dorm room
SOME warm clothes
- A small amount of thermal underwear (Heat Tech from Uniqlo works very well) to tide you through early autumn.
- By small amount we mean as judged by you and your luggage, not your poor worried mother, because you will have time to buy thicker down jackets ie. over breaks
- Winter here is BRUTAL (down to neg 20 C) so in case your jacket fails you, buy your thick down jackets here, as they’re cheaper and better.
School Notes (Optional)
- Bring if they seem relevant for your intended major
- They can be really useful in understanding some of the concepts taught here
- Ie. I brought my JC statistics notes and I have never been so grateful
If you are attending PREPARE (pre-orientation for International Students)
- Optional: One set of bed linen to tide you over until the PREPARE staff bring you to Target to do your necessary shopping (after 1-2 nights). Cornell dorms use X-Long Twin, which is hard to find in Singapore, so just get non-fitted sheets if you intend to get them.