Some useful apps for international students in United States

It is difficult to argue with how much technology is changing our life. There is an app for nearly everything now, and for international students studying in the U.S., they will definitely make your experience living overseas much easier. Students who have just arrived should explore the subsequent apps – mainly which are available for both Apple devices and those than run on Google Android system – which may create their adjustment to life in the United States a bit easier.

1. Google Maps: One of the most excellent map applications out there, Google Maps makes sure you get to the accurate places on time.

If you do not want to use up your mobile data, Google Maps has the choice to save maps for use offline. If you are driving during rush hours, Google Maps does a significant job of showing you which roads are crowded and which roads are not. If you motorbike to school, Google Maps also shows motorbike routes.

2. Google Translate: I consider myself to be pretty fluent in English, but once in a while, I will discover myself wanting to say something that I only know the word for in Indonesian. That is when Google Translate becomes extremely useful. If you are in the mood to impress someone with some Afrikaans and Latin, Google Translate comes in pretty handy.

Translate also offers a choice to translate through handwriting for various languages. Users can draw an individual expression and character with a finger – and the app will translate it.

3. Venmo: When I am going out with friends, I frequently find myself in the awkward condition of wonder how I should pay people back for expenses like dinner. It is hard to pay by money, because money 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 simple and fast way. All you need to do is put your credit and debit card information on the app and you are ready to go. If you want to pay back a friend, click the “new payment” key on the top right, choose the person you want to pay and the amount, add a short report of the payment and you are done.

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

5. LINE: Saying goodbye to older friends is always hard, and it is vital to keep in contact. LINE is a communication application which allows you to send messages and create voice calls to other users, for free. ​

6. DataMan: In the U.S., there are expensive phone plans. DataMan is an iOS-only app that keeps track of how much data you have used every month, which is helpful for managing your mobile phone plan limits.

7. Spotify: I feel like my music library has quadrupled within the last two years since I have used this app – which is accessible in many countries, but not all, including my home country.​ Spotify is alike to iTunes, except that you do not have to buy every song you want to listen to.

If you have the free membership, then you will get ads once in a while, but you can purchase subscription upgrades to get rid of the ads and listen to your playlists while offline. If you are a student, you can also get a concession on the premium membership. To find some more interesting apps for you visit Expertsmind.


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