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How to pack for Studying Abroad + Backpacking right afterwards?
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I’m studying abroad in Madrid, Spain from June to August.

Afterwards, I’m planning on backpacking in Africa with some friends, and will probably have a ton of stuff from Spain that I probably won’t need for backpacking.

Question:
Are you guys familiar with shipping things back to the US from Spain? (do you know anybody that did that?) – how pricy is it? (or just your thoughts on that in general? what’s the best way to go about this?) thanks!

I am leaving from London with $3000 for 66 days
Madrid, Segovia, Madrid, Lugo, Madrid
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Are you going back to Madrid on your way home from Africa?

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no, i’ll be flying out of morocco back to the states

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Depends on the size and weight. You might want to check with UPS and some other air carrier to get rates. Try checking online.

Things a student studying abroad needs that a backpacker doesn’t would be a laptop and nice clothes. Shouldn’t be too much to send it back.

If you were heading back to Madrid, you get put your stuff in storage or let a friend hold it for you.

Eat the food, use the wrong verbs, and end up getting charged double.

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thanks mb.

Yeah, if i could store stuff in Madrid, then pick it back up before I fly back to the states, that would be awesome… is there another way to STORE items aside from with a friend? at the airport? that would be perfect.

And yeah, it would really just be nicer clothes, laptop, and souvenirs picked up along the way. (would hate to carry all that stuff during a backpacking trip)

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Hi,

Not to resurrect an ancient thread, but what did you end up doing? This summer I’ll be studying in Barcelona for 7 weeks and then travelling through Europe for about five, and I’m having a really difficult time figuring out what to pack. I’m hoping to pack for the whole three months in one backpack or suitcase, but I’m having a tough time figuring out how to do that since I’ll be in school for a decent portion of it.

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I’ll be doing more or less the same thing. Study abroad for a month, then backpack another month.

I’m looking at shipping things back to the US. It’s estimated around $500-600 which is quite a lot of money.

What would be the best way to do this?

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You should make your own thread. Some people won’t look at this.

So far as shipping things back….see if you can leave your things with someone. Wouldn’t it be less expensive to take it back on the plane? I’m assuming that’s how it will get there.

Eat the food, use the wrong verbs, and end up getting charged double.