If you enjoyed keeping time and jamming then maybe just getting some hand percussion for the time being would be good. That way you'll keep the percussion bug at bay till you are more settled. I teach in local schools and take my ekit there with no problem. So if you do get one taking it to rehearsals wouldn't be a problem.
If you do want to learn kit. Then maybe get some lessons and a practise kit. That way you'll get the experience of real drums before you move and it'll help you keep inspired.