1. Bring appliances that are the correct voltage.
    My hairdryer charred and burned because I thought an American hairdryer would work.
  2. Bring food from home.
    You're going to be homesick.
  3. Pack sick supplies.
    Tissues. Medicine that you're familiar with. You don't want to be going out, feeling sick, and trying to find your way around a city that doesn't speak your language.