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How do I prepare the luggage before departure?

Carry-On Luggage

Pack items you need to use when you land in your carry-on luggage and always keep it in your sight.

1) Your passport, visa, related health certificate and other important documents.

2) Map of your host city.

3) 500-1000 RMB in cash when you first arrive for transport and check-in.

4) Extra batteries.

5) Address and phone number of your university admission office (CUCAS’s phone number is 010-82865135).

6) Umbrella.

7) Electronics.

8) A power converter and adapter plugs. China's electrical system operates at 220 volts.

9) Camera, laptop etc.

Clothing

The average temperature at the end of August is about 20℃-35℃ (68-95 oF). In Northeast China, the temperature is lower, with the highest temperature seldom exceeding 30℃ (86 oF). So T-shirt, shorts or light pants would be suitable clothing. But do remember to bring a long-sleeve light jacket with you in case you arrive at night or when it’s raining.

General Clothing Suggestions

Season 

Month 

Temperature

Suggested Clothing

Spring

Mar - May

10- 20 ℃

Western suits, jackets, sports coats, woolen jackets, long sleeve shirts and travel shoes 

Summer

Jun - Aug

Above 25 ℃

T-shirts, short sleeve shirts, skirts, shorts,  sandals, caps, rain wear

Autumn

Sep - Nov  

10- 20 ℃ 

Western suits, jackets, sports coats, light woolen sweaters, rain wear and travel shoes

Winter

Dec - Feb

Below 10 ℃ 

Overcoat, thick woolen sweaters, lined coats; In northern China, hat, gloves, scarves and warm boots are recommended

Toiletries & Cosmetics

Most toiletries can be purchased in China. Some of your favorite brands may be hard to find, expensive, or unavailable in China, especially outside of cities with large expat communities like Beijing and Shanghai. Generally though, major brands such as P&G, Johnson & Johnson or L'Oreal are widely available at large supermarkets and the drugstore chain Watsons.