What to Pack for your Stay in Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay Area

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Travelling to study in Berkeley, California is very exciting, but you want to make sure you have everything you need when you go. It’s a lot more fun to study and explore in a new place when you have the right supplies!

Wondering what you will need while you’re away? Aside from regular clothes, here is a list of some essential clothing and supplies—and a couple of fun extras that can make your study abroad experience a lot of fun!

Bring a Couple of Jackets to Keep Warm While Attending ESL School in Berkeley

Berkeley and the rest of the San Francisco area don’t get very cold. The average temperature in January, for example, is 46 degrees F (about 7.5 degrees C). Still, that is cold enough that you will want to pack a warm jacket to stay comfortable. For the rest of the year, you will also want a light jacket or windbreaker, as it can be very windy—even in the summer. Bring these jackets with you and you will be able to stay warm and comfortable in any season!

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One warm jacket and a windbreaker will keep you warm in any Berkeley weather

Bring Sunglasses, Comfortable Shoes, and a Backpack For School and Town Life

Studying at ESL school in Berkeley, you’ll want to get around town and school in comfort. The big three items you’ll need to do so are a pair of sunglasses, some comfortable shoes, and a backpack that can carry your school things and other personal items. Be sure to try all of these items on before you buy them! A good fit will make using them much more enjoyable.

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Bring sunglasses, a backpack, and comfortable shoes to get around town in comfort

Bring a Camera to Take Pictures of Sights Near Your ESL School in Berkeley

There’s so much to see and do in the San Francisco and Berkeley areas, which is why it’s highly recommended that you bring a camera with you when you go to Berkeley for your intensive English studies. It doesn’t have to be an expensive camera. In fact, smartphones today can take really great photos. Just having a camera of some kind will let you capture fun memories of things you saw, activities you enjoyed with friends, and other times you will want to look back on for years to come.

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Bring a camera to take photos you’ll cherish for years

Bring a Portable Battery to Keep Your Devices Charged Wherever You Go

Running out of battery when you want to call someone on your mobile phone, or when you have a photo you really want to take, can be very disappointing. You can avoid this happening by bringing a USB battery pack with you for your studies.

These devices store a lot of electricity, and can be used to recharge devices that charge with a USB cable. Get one and you’ll never have to worry about running out of charge while away from home.

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A portable battery pack can help you charge your devices wherever you are

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