5 Must-Have Apps for Future International Students
The mere thought of becoming an international student can be both exciting and intimidating. But fear not—technology is here to assist you.
Here are some must-have apps if you’re looking to study internationally in the future:
1. Google Maps
Let’s start with the basics; getting around. Regardless of where you’re coming from, public transportation will at the very least be slightly different from the public transportation you’re used to back home. Google Maps shows you how to get from one place to another— whether that be through walking, car rides, or bus or train. Not only will it show you your estimated travel time for punctuality’s sake, but they also show the scheduled departure of trains and buses so you can plan your trip accordingly.
Going off to a new environment as a student will be stressful, to say the least. Keeping your mental health and your well-being in good shape should be of paramount importance to you. Calm offers programs for sleeping, meditation, and stress-relief. Even just spending a few minutes a day de-stressing can go a long way for you.
Scheduling and organization are essential to students. And there’s no reason why they should be given any less importance for international students. Class Timetable and ClassUp make it aesthetically pleasing to have constant reminders about your classes and other major events in your schedule. They can be displayed as wallpapers or saved as separate images on your gadgets so you can easily check them whenever necessary.
4. My Weekly Budget App
Studying abroad is an expensive investment. The last thing you want is to have unmonitored expenses that leave you wondering where your money has gone. Budget trackers allow you to set goals for expenses weekly and record the amount of expenses and cash saved as well.
If you haven’t already, you’ll need to apply as an international student first. The IDP Study Abroad App is perfect for this. You’ll have the opportunity to discern and compare courses depending on what fits your skillset and passion, while having an organized and user-friendly layout to help you track your applications.
This app also offers concrete advice from current international students, with useful information regarding the cities that you may consider studying in.
If you’re thinking of applying or looking for study opportunities abroad, IDP is here to help. Kindly fill out the inquiry form on this page to set up an appointment with an IDP Education Counselor and jumpstart your journey.
Written by: Raphael Antonio Mendoza