The question of what to move in suitcases and what to ship later has risen several times on the FB page for my new Teaching Abroad friends. But I also remember it coming up when I was studying abroad as well, especially for students living abroad for more than a couple of weeks.
This is what I have gathered about shipping with USPS:
USPS will allow you to send the Large and Medium Flat Rate boxes up to 20 lbs and Flat Rate Envelopes and Small Flat Rate boxes up to 4 lbs (weight is the maximum; some countries have weight restrictions limiting you to a smaller allowance). More information is available at the USPS website for International Shipping.
Services include shipment to over 180 countries.
Flat Rate costs (to anywhere outside of Canada:
- Envelope ~ $24.75
- Small Box ~ $24.75
- Medium Box ~ $61.75
- Large Box ~ $80.50
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