The first weeks will be a mess, don’t get crazy, it’s totally normal. When I arrived I had a week to buy things that I will need – food, bedding, dishes, etc. I tried to do everything, including go to all places that I wanted to visit, then I realised I had done all these things but nothing in the right way!
So, it’s my fifth week here and now I’m feeling that things are going right. In Brazil I don’t have to worry about my food, clean my house or wash my clothes, I still live with my parents (if you already left home to study, it will be easy for you!!!) but now I have to take care of all these things and study too! So, I needed time to organize myself. Now I think that it is possible to do all; I have classes three time a week, I made a schedule and I’m trying to follow, because I will spend a year here, I will have time to enjoy the city, visit places and travel around the country, but first it is better to organize yourself. So, my advice is take your time, of course you will want to do everything in just a week because the feeling is that you are travelling, but no, you will live here, so calm down and do first the things that are really necessary for you like go to the supermarket and a department store, bring your mother’s supermarket list and if you could (baggage without excess weight) a towel and a blanket!