The Top 10 Apps you must download while Studying Abroad

Posted by Global Opportunities
March 5, 2018

Studying abroad experience can be novel and nervous, and at the same time enlightening. You will have many new things to learn and number of things to navigate through. Today’s digital era has made the overseas study experience little more exciting and smooth. So, here are the top 10 Apps you must download while studying Abroad.

Google Translate:

I do not think there is a need to mention the importance of this app especially when you are in a foreign land with a foreign language.  You would require this App to communicate with a new friend speaking different language or if you want to know the meaning of a text written on a book or a signboard.


This app is mainly for iPhone users. It does the same job as Google Translate but it gets references from Google and Bing to give you a very accurate translation.

Google Maps:

Google Maps is the obvious choice when you want to go from A to B. It has become the go-to tool when one is on a road trip or when one wants to find a utility place. This is a user-friendly and dependable app while travelling abroad to find the nearest Bank, Gas Station, Hospital, Hotel, Movie Theater, Restaurant, Supermarket, Theater or Taxi.


This app will let you know all the different possible modes of transport you can use to go from place A to B. It can suggest you alternate and cheaper modes of transport other than the flight to get to any place. It can save you a lot of money especially when you plan a short weekend trips.

Oanda Currency Converter

It is almost certain that you’ll be visiting different countries while studying abroad, which means that you’ll probably be doing some currency exchanges. This converter has up-to-date rates when connected to Wi-Fi but still works when not. Forget about trying to convert 45,600 Swedish Krona’s in your head and get the rate, rather I suggest you just plug it into the converter and get the rate.

Venmo (iPhone)

When you are abroad, you don’t want to deal with paying bills in different currencies and trying to calculate things in Indian currency and so on. Venmo is probably an app you already have, and if you do it would be even more useful when you are in a foreign land. When dining out with friends, it will make it easier for you to ‘go Dutch.’ Also, it will be very useful when you try to use the least amount of physical currencies as you can for your transaction.


When you are away from family and friends, it can be little lonely but there is the help. WhatsApp is a great, hassle-free tool to keep in constant touch with your near and dear ones. Whether it is messaging, video chatting, sending pictures or voice messages it is one of the most convenient ways to keep in touch.


The most trendy social media app out there right now, where you can say a lot with your pictures. It is a great tool to stay in touch and to tell your friends, what you have been up to lately. Not only that, you can follow some exciting travel bloggers and find a new and unique experience to have or place to visit in your new country.


Evernote is a great tool to help you organize it all a bit better. Though you may not be that focused on your studies when you are studying abroad Evernote can help you take notes, keep track of homework and tasks, and better prepare you to come up trumps in your tests. So even if studying isn’t a priority, Evernote can be a great tool to be a bit more organised. You will surely benefit from it.


Kindle is a great app for a reader; it offers a large selection of books. It can be used on any device be it an iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch or an android phone, giving users the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on an easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to millions of books in the Kindle Store plus hundreds of newspapers and magazines.