I'm going to be making a large, international move this summer to a culture that is significantly different from my lower-middle class American existence. Has anyone else here made big moves like this? What helped you adjust? What did you bring with you to make the move easier? What should I be on the lookout for?

I have a shiny new laptop to take with me, a kindle to load with books, and a limited amount of packing space. For reference, in this new place, I will be limited in my ability to move about freely, the internet speed isn't fantastic, and I gather that books and entertainment in English might be difficult to come by on the street.