Send an exam care package to a student by courier

Sending an exam care package by courier to a student who is studying abroad is a nice way to show your support during exams or a stressful school year. At Eurosender, we can help you to ship a student care package by courier to Universities and Colleges all over the world. What is the most affordable way to send a care package to an Erasmus student? And how should you prepare your care package to ensure it arrives safely? Learn how you can book low-cost parcel delivery to ship exam care packages to students abroad, worldwide.

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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:
Packing
Depending on what you are shipping in your student care package, proper packing will help minimise the risk of damage during transport. For tips on how to pack and ship certain items, see our dedicated pages.
Prohibited and restricted items
Make sure what you decide to send in your exam care package is allowed to be shipped, not restricted or prohibited by couriers.
Insurance
All standard shipments booked with Eurosender are covered by basic insurance, included in the price. Additional insurance is available to purchase at low prices.

Collection and delivery of student care packages

Pick-up
Need to send an exam care package by courier to a student, urgently? At Eurosender, we offer same-day pick-up on most routes, through our express service.
Delivery
It is important to make sure someone is present to accept the delivery and to inform the receptionist or receiver beforehand, to avoid any confusion about delivery.

Providing a correct address when sending an exam care package

  1. Country
    Choose the country of pick-up/delivery.
    Ex.: United Kingdom
  2. Name & Surname
    Add the full name of the consignee.
    Ex.: University of England Dormitory, Edward Livingston
  3. Address
    Fill out the street name in full and the number.
    Ex.: 221b Baker Street
  4. Additional info – Optional
    Keep in mind that the courier doesn’t always take this info into consideration.
  5. Zip code
    Add the zip code, please double check if it’s the right one.
    Ex.: NW1 6XE
  6. Town/city
    Add the full name of the town or city.
    Ex.: London
  7. Phone number
    Add the local phone number, change the area code if needed.
    Ex.: +44 20 1234 1234

The best exam care package ideas

Here are some of the most popular items people send in care packages to erasmus students, to make their lives easier while studying abroad:
Books and stationery
Sending books, pens and school supplies in a student care package will no doubt save your student money while away.
Favourite snacks and homemade treats
Some food items are not permitted to be shipped by couriers, but you can still send dried, vacuum sealed and non-perishable food as sustenance for hungry students!
Personal care items and toiletries
Send a favourite shampoo or body lotion, homemade soaps or even a towel with a dedicated inscription are all nice ideas to send in care packages to Erasmus students
Vouchers and gift certificates
Sending coupons for local restaurants, cinemas or stores will be a great help to a student on a tight budget!
Household items
Did your student forget to pack something important, like a cherished family photo? Perhaps they need something for their dorm room like a favourite throw rug? Big or small, you can send these along with your student care package.

How to avoid common address issues with parcel delivery to students abroad

Missing room/ building number
University and college campuses have many buildings, therefore providing the right building, floor and room number is crucial when addressing your student care package
Entrance to the campus
University campuses have multiple entries, so providing the right one and ensuring the courier has sufficient access is important to ensure delivery can take place
Language barrier
Local couriers will usually speak the local language where they are delivering to, so it is important that the sender or receiver who will be communicating with the courier can speak the local language. If not, consider finding someone who can, to avoid confusion when communicating with couriers.
Phone number
Couriers will only contact a local telephone number if they decide to call you regarding delivery, so if you are sending from another country, please provide a correct local contact number.

What is not allowed to send in an exam care package to a student by courier?

Before booking parcel delivery to students abroad, you should first check what is permitted on campus, just in case certain items are not allowed. Likewise, when shipping exam care packages to students abroad, you should just the customs restrictions of the particular country you are sending to.

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