The accommodation does not have! We tend to expect the accommodation have daily necessary items which make our stay comfortable. However, the accommodation is NOT hotel! Therefore, students have to bring own your towels, bathroom amenities (tooth brash, shampoo, soup), toilet paper..
In order to focus of your study!, I would like to list the items which is, I believe, useful if you bring from your home. (I think this may applicable for person living in the Netherlands. )
1. Bathroom amenities, toilet paper
As I wrote earlier, the accommodation does not have shampoo, soup, and other items. So, it is nice to bring them.
The accommodation provides initially one roll of toilet paper for one house (for 4 people). So, students definitely replenish it. Smallest package in the super market was 4 rolls in a pack. My husband and I consumed 2 rolls and half.
And dish washing soup is also needed. It many not consume one bottle within 2 weeks then you can bring from the house.
Students stay 2-8 weeks. We cook every day but we do not consume 1 kg of salt or sugar, a bottle of oil..so, it would be nice to bring small portion of these items. Especially you come from the Netherlands.
Well, students can share the cost buying these things..and it is also possible that 4 students in one house can cook alternately. But if students do not discuss about monetary contribution of buying these, later it would be problem.
3．Ready to eat items
4. Extra notebook and ball-pen
On the very first day, the school gave us very cute orange notebook, orange ball-pen and a badge. But I brought own my note book since I expected to finish it. Then, I was right I finished one notebook and ball-pen. So, if you are the person who write a lot, it is better to bring one.
|notebook and ball-pen|
Some of my classmate brought it. I had one in the Philippines but I could not bring it when I came here. So, I download free-application. It was useful when I made sentences during the class.
My case...I was trained in the Philippines...then I was not bitten by any insects during my stay :D
(Mosquito here in the Netherlands is big and slow compare to the Philippines. I could eliminate them once they were inside my room. )
7. Bottle (for drinking water)
I brought mongo beans and pieces of dried fishes. I cooked mongo soup in Filipino way. I thought people do not appreciate this since it has distinct fish and garlic smell. But I shared this Filipino food to neighbors because I am sure that most of my friends there have never tasted Filipino dish (cooked by Japanese!). They seemed to enjoy it.
So, if you have some space of your suitcase, it would be nice to bring something to share with your friends.
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