Just GO! It can be intimidating once all the forms and applications start happening, but don't let that shy you away. This will be an absolute highlight of your life and something you will never forget!! So stick it out and keep going on with the process - it all pays off! Once you've officially decided you're going and all your paperwork is filled out, it's time for the fun stuff. Although packing and preparing is an exciting time, it can be stressful and overwhelming to know what to bring and what not to bring. So, here's some tips that I wish I knew before I left.
Pack only things that you wear OFTEN!! I brought so many pieces of clothing that I told myself I "might" wear. And those pieces sat in my closet and took up space the entire semester. Although you may think that you will wear different outfits all the time, in reality you will end up repeating the same 5 pieces of clothing over and over. Trust me.
Here are the essential clothing items for living and working in London: It's pretty cold in London for the first few months you're there, so you will be wearing a sweater, jeans and a jacket most days! So, if anything, have some good neutral colored sweaters that you can wear a lot of different ways. Also, have a good coat/jacket that you can wear everyday, because you will wear it everyday.