I’m for going abroad with a notebook and pen, a camera, and curiosity. If you’re a techie or know that you’ll need to use tech abroad, here’s a post just for you from Engadget:
In our guide you’ll find top notch cameras to capture all those transformational memories, luggage that is basically impossible to lose, a backpack that hides a spare battery for charging your phone and, of course, some noise-cancelling headphones for those long flights filled with screaming children. But you’ll also need a lightweight laptop with solid battery life (like the HP Spectre 13.3) and a phone with a couple of SIM slots for doing a little border hopping. Check out the gallery below for all our recommendations for students studying abroad. And make sure to check out our full Back-to-School Guide right here.
You can also read a lot more about planning ahead and organizing your academic travel at: http://www.whittier.edu/academics/oip