Check List

The content suggested here is not exhaustive and only for your reference. Preferences and requirements may vary from individual to individual.

Things to carry:

Clothes:

  1. T shirts – 10
  2. Jeans – 5-6
  3. Leggings – 2
  4. Kurtas – 4
  5. Grand dress – 2  (Traditional/Ethnic wear that you can wear during festive events hosted by the ISA)
  6. Formal shirts – 4
  7. Formal pants – 2
  8. Formal Suiting – 1  (6,7,8 are expensive in the US. Better get them from India where you’ve the option of getting them tailored)
  9. Under garments – 15 pairs
  10. Slips – 2
  11. Jacket – 1 (Optional)
  12. Sweater – 1 (Optional, you get winter wear for cheap here in the US.Also, the winter wear you get in India isn’t very effective here)
  13. Sweatshirts – 2
  14. Night wear – 3
  15. Tracks – 2
  16. 3/4ths – 2
  17. Swimming trunks -1 (Optional)

Miscellaneous:

  1. Belt – 2
  2. Formal shoes – 1
  3. Sport shoes – 1 (Optional, you get good deals for these in US)
  4. Floaters – 1
  5. Big towels – 3
  6. Hand towels – 2
  7. Sunglasses – 1
  8. Socks – 7 pairs
  9. Handkerchiefs – 5
  10. Bed sheets – 2
  11. Pillow covers -2

Electronics:

  1. Headphones + mic
  2. Indian pin to US pin converters – 2-3
  3. Scientific calculator
  4. Flash drive (Pen drives)
  5. External Hard Disk (500 GB or 1TB)

Personal Hygiene products (You get all these here.Bring only if you need them desperately for initial days):

  1. Toothpaste – 1
  2. Toothbrushes – 2
  3. Soap + case – 1
  4. Shampoo – 1
  5. Cold cream – 1(Optional)
  6. Combs – 3
  7. Moisturizer – 1(Optional)
  8. Hair oil – 2 bottles
  9. Ear buds
  10. Sunscreen – 1
  11. Deodorant – 1
  12. Tongue cleaner(Optional)
  13. Scrub(Optional)
  14. Lip balm – 1(Optional)
  15. Rubber bands – 10
  16. Razors – 5
  17. Face wash – 2(Optional)
  18. Sanitary Napkins – 2 packs(Optional)

Utensils:

Please note that most of the houses in Cincinnati have induction coil based stove. Please buy utensils that support both induction and traditional gas. Plan and divide these things among your roommates so that a single person will not be burdened by everything.

  1. Pressure cooker – 1-2 (3.5 or 5lts)
  2. Pressure pan – 1 (Optional)
  3. Medium size kadai for cooking vegetables – 1
  4. Non stick tava – 1-2
  5. Serving spoons (of various sizes) – 3
  6. Chapathi/Dosa turner – 1 (Optional)
  7. Stainless Steel Plate – 3
  8. Knives – 3
  9. Peeler – 1
  10. Vegetable cutting board – 1 (get a small one)
  11. Stainless Steel glasses/tumblers – 3
  12. Tongs – 1
  13. SS spoons – 3-4
  14. SS forks – 3-4
  15. Extra whistles and gaskets for the cookers – 2
  16. Rolling pin – 1 (Optional)
  17. Tea strainer – 1 
  18. Water bottle (preferably Tupperware) – 1
  19. Cups – 4 (Optional)
  20. Masala box – 1

Food:

  1. Top Ramen/Maggi – 1 big pack – for initial days
  2. Pickles – 3-4 bottles
  3. Chilli powder/ dhaniya powder/ Jeera powder/ Garam masala/ Rasam powder/spices/turmeric/mustard – 150-200 grams of each
  4. Tamarind paste
  5. Dals – 500g (if required, else everything is available here)
  6. Podis/Powders

Stationery (Not really necessary, you can find all these here):

  1. Pens
  2. Notebooks – 2-3
  3. Pencils – 3-4 + lead boxes
  4. Erasers – 3
  5. Sharpeners – 3
  6. Key chains – 2
  7. Staple machine – 1
  8. Pins – 2 boxes
  9. Glue sticks – 2
  10. Markers – 2
  11. Highlighters – 1
  12. Ruler – 1
  13. Phone book – 1
  14. Cellophane tape – 1 roll
  15. Batteries – AA

Medicines for these symptoms:

  1. Cold, Fever
  2. Body Pain
  3. Indigestion, Gastric Problems
  4. Throat Infection
  5. Allergies
  6. Vomiting
  7. Tooth Ache
  8. Stomach Pain
  9. Diarrhea
  10. Dizziness
  11. Sprain
    Note: Get a prescription with all these medicines listed from a doctor.

Also bring (if necessary)

  1. Band Aid
  2. Vapourizing rub
  3. Inhaler
  4. Anti-Bacterial Powder

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