Top 5 Most Useful Apps for International Students

Top 5 most useful apps for International Students

College life style can be a major adjustment especially when you are in another country. Adjusting to an entirely new culture, learning a new language, and getting to feel for the new area can always be difficult. Luckily, there are a multitude of apps that can make life easier for international students. That’s why I’ve compiled the best apps for international students. Here they are!

  • Google Maps: One of the best map applications out there, Google Maps makes sure you get to the right places on time. If you don’t want to use up your mobile data, Google Maps has the option to save maps for use offline. If you’re driving, Google Maps can be a pretty good job to show you which streets are crowded and which streets are not. If you ride a bike to school, Google Maps also tells you for bike routes.


  • Google Translate: I think I have a fluent in English, but sometime, I’ll find myself wanting to say something that I only know the word for in my own language so when Google Translate becomes amazingly useful. If you are in the mood to impress someone with some Latin or Afrikaans, Google Translate is pretty handy. Translate also offers an option to translate through handwriting for many languages. You can draw an individual character or expression with a finger and the app will translate it.


  • Venmo: When I’m going out with friends, I often find myself in the uncomfortable situation of wonder how I should pay people back for expenses like dinner.It’s hard to pay by cash, because cash has become somewhat obsolete, and few people in the U.S. carry cash these days. Venmo is an app that lets you pay your friends in a fast and simple way. All you need to do is put your debit or credit card information on the app and you’re ready to go. If you want to pay back a friend,  click the “new payment” button on the top right, select the person you want to pay and the amount, add a short description of the payment and you’re done.

  • Converter+: Understanding the different units of measurement is one of the biggest challenges of moving to a new country. This includes temperature, length, weight, and even currency. Converter+ has conversions for everything, including from velocity, volume, currency and area.

  • LINE:  LINEis a communication application which allows you to send messages and make voice calls to other users, for free. As well as doing a video calls. Line became popular in south East Asia in early 2011.

All apps that I mentioned above there are my personal favorites. There are plenty of apps out there that can be of great help for international students. Explore the wonderful world of apps and choose the ones that suit you the best.