She might have defied the Taliban and received the Nobel Peace Prize as a teenager, but possibly nothing has prepared Malala Yousafzai for her most daunting project ahead of her first semester at Oxford University: packing for college.
On Saturday, the humanitarian asked Twitter for advice on what she should take with her.
Using the ever-universal grimace emoji, Yousafzai showed that no matter her human rights accomplishments, she was just like us, dreading the menial task of paring down her belongings for a two-hour move, while having to spend money on things necessary for community-style living.
Of course, her favorite books and distracting podcasts are a must-have for those days when studying has all but fried the brain.
Bring your favorite books! Download podcasts!— Yara shahidi (@YaraShahidi) September 30, 2017
And despite many a college student’s bad habit, she’d probably be better off cutting down on the caffeine.
Don't drink so much coffee!— an JC Chasez's stan account. (@JulieRethen) September 30, 2017
(Besides, she’s a black tea fan, anyway.)
I like English Breakfast tea….. ☕️— Malala (@Malala) September 30, 2017
Speaking of, an electric water boiler sounds right up her alley.
An electric tea pot so you can make tea or other hot drinks in your room while studying.— Courtney Stepp (@MsCStepp) September 30, 2017
A mattress topper is a must—who knows how long ago that dorm mattress was changed out?
Bring a mattress pad with you! The beds are not very comfortable without them— Carli ♡ | on vacation (@swiftsdynasty) September 30, 2017
And shower flip flops, because nobody wants athlete’s foot.
Of course, college packing philosophy differs into two schools of thought: overpack and be prepared, or underpack and purchase the necessities when, well, necessary.
Pack light. You’ll have to move at the end of every year, so try to be a bit of a minimalist for your university years. #HelpMalalaPack— Cassandra Lee (@cassandrahaslem) September 30, 2017
Confused 😬 some say over pack and some say pack less— Malala (@Malala) September 30, 2017
Someone with more knowledge of Yousafzai’s college, Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford University, suggested she stick to the former, just in the case the shops nearby don’t cut it.
Friends also suggested she make Google her BFF for at least the next four years, which sounds about right for college.
And, most importantly, something from home.
Something to remind you of home. Something small that you can pin on the wall by your bed or place on your desk. It will help you settle in.— Jett Jaguar (@JettuJagga) September 30, 2017
At least she’ll soon have a myriad of student discounts to use if she misses something on her list.