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Send an exam care package to a student by courier

Sending an exam care package by courier to a student who is studying away from home is a nice way to show your support during exams or a stressful school year. Eurosender makes international door-to-door shipping easy by offering you access to the best global courier services on one platform. Get ideas for what you can send in a care package to an Erasmus student and book low-cost care package delivery to students abroad.

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What to consider before shipping a student care package by courier

Before deciding to send an exam care package to a student by courier, there are a few ways to ensure your parcel arrives to its destination safely. Consider the following guidelines when shipping a student care package by courier:

Shipping insurance for your care package
  • All shipments booked with Eurosender have basic insurance included in the price.
  • You can purchase additional insurance at low prices.
Pack the college care package properly
  • Use a sturdy cardboard box and enough internal cushioning materials to minimise the risk of loss or damage.
  • Check our general packing guidelines on how to pack the various items.
Provide accurate shipping information
  • Provide complete address details. Check if the driver needs an access code to enter the premises.
  • If you are shipping a care package to a student living in a college dorm, remember to include the correct room and building number, especially if it is a large campus.
Language barrier in a different country
  • Couriers do not always speak English, so it is important that the sender or receiver who will be communicating with the courier can speak the local language.
  • If not, consider asking a roommate or concierge who can, to avoid confusion when communicating with couriers.


Care package delivery to students abroad with Eurosender

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What do people send in college student care packages?

Here are some of the most popular items people send in care packages to Erasmus students, to make their lives easier while studying abroad:


What you cannot send in an exam care package to a student by courier

Before booking care package delivery to students abroad, you should first check what is permitted on campus, in case certain items are not allowed:

Items which could be damaged or cause damage to other parcels
Alcohol or tobacco
Electronic items containing batteries that are not permitted for transport by air
For detailed guidelines about restricted or forbidden items and more advice on how to ship student care packages abroad, contact our logistics experts via chat or email.


Benefits of sending an exam care package with Eurosender

When shipping a student care package with us, we will provide you with:

Insurance included in the price

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Assistance from logistics experts

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FAQ – Shipping care packages to students by courier

What is the best way to send college care packages?
The best way to send a study care package is to pack the items carefully for shipping in a sturdy cardboard box. We have prepared extensive packaging guides for various items, which can be of great help when preparing your parcel. Get an instant quote from our booking tool below to get the most cost-effective solution for your shipment size. Avoid delays or problems by keeping good communication with all parties involved in the shipping process. Make sure that someone will be available at the pick-up address to hand over the package to the courier.
If the delivery address is a dormitory, find out if there is a doorman or reception who can accept the study care package and provide their contact details at the time of the booking, since the student may be busy with college during the delivery timeframe of 9am-6pm. Inform the recipient of the estimated delivery time so that they do not miss the delivery.
What is the cheapest way to send a college care package to an Erasmus student?
If you are shipping within the EU, the cheapest way to send an exam care package to an Erasmus student by courier is through our Standard Service. You can get the cheapest price for your order, regardless of the route, by entering your shipping information (pick-up and delivery address, parcel dimensions and weight, etc.) in our booking tool.
How long does it take when shipping student care packages abroad?
The delivery time when shipping student care packages abroad depends on the pick-up and destination country as well as the selected service. The fastest way to send your school care package to a student is through our Priority Express Service. The estimated delivery time for global routes is 24-72 hours.
Where can I get the right packing materials for my school care package?
You can find cardboard boxes and other packaging materials you need for sending an exam care package in most stationery or hardware stores. New or used cardboard boxes can be used as long as they are in good condition. Please consider the weight of the items when selecting your packaging materials to ensure the content is well protected for shipping. The cardboard box needs to be sturdy and all materials should be able to withstand heavy items.