Erasmus is the biggest adventure you will have during your student life. Now that you’ve been accepted to study abroad, it’s time to get ready for your new adventure. We’ve put together a list containing the most useful and best apps to have during Erasmus to make sure you have an unforgettable experience.
Get access to different groups and communities meeting up in your city! Maybe you want to join a book club, visit an independent cinema showing old movies, or join a pub crawl. This app brings people with similar interests together for the greater good. Ditch your Erasmus friends for a bit and meet up with some new buddies!
FieldTrip will help you make the most of your new city while on the go. FieldTrip guides your way through your new city with information about its surroundings. This allows you to take advantage of the city’s hottest goings-on for free! The app has a lot of educational and it’s also super easy to use.
How are you supposed to remember and share all the crazy things you do on Erasmus if you don’t have a proper photo app? With MuseCam you have access to a variety of beautiful filters and easy to manage editing tools. Additionally you may use the manual camera with help from the shutter, white balance and focus control to get the perfect picture. Use those hashtags and make your Erasmus experience last forever.
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TimeOut will help you reach out to wherever your tastebuds want to go. This app gives you discount offers and exclusive experiences, as well as an enhanced location-based research for you to plan now or later where to go and eat.
Are you searching for a revolutionary app? We found it. iTranslate is an award winning translation app that allows you to chat with someone who doesn’t speak your language at all. It serves as a translator for more than 90 languages, and it offers voice to voice conversations, verb conjugations, offline translation, and you can even switch between different dialects. It’s awesome and everything you need when chatting with your foreign friends!
Create the soundtrack of your student life by using Soundcloud’s free app. Soundcloud gives you access to new fresh music from unlabeled or independent artists out there such as Chance the Rapper, Desiigner, and bigger artists such as Major Lazer and SIA. The app has a hidden treasure: all the awesome remixes of our favourite songs are here. Discover a new world of streaming music and be the coolest student out there.
This one’s useful for international students or students from the UK travelling to other European countries. Need to calculate currencies on the go? XE Currency lets you access live exchange rates and calculate prices. It’ll make your life a lot easier!
Splittr is geared up for travelling, providing a simple platform to share costs between you and your friends. You can enter expenses as you go, including who paid what, and the app will do the rest. And you can mix currencies without having to do the conversion yourself. Amazing!
An Erasmus student doesn’t stay put for too long. That is why Skyscanner will come in handy when you want to take that weekend trip to wherever the cheapest flight takes you. Get information of all low cost departures to and from your Erasmus city and explore the world!
Moovit will make your life so much easier. This app helps you find the best routes by public transport in over 70 cities around the world. Moovit gives you the best recommendations to take the bus, metro or the tram to get to you anywhere. Knowing which stop to get off at is always a difficult challenge, but with Moovit you can track your movement and see exactly when you’ve reached your destination. The perfect app for anyone with a terrible sense of direction.
Are you in a new city and need orientation? Download Citymaps2go and get full access to detailed maps and a worldwide coverage even when you’re offline! With this app you can customise maps and even plan your own trips.
Picture this: you’ve settled in rather nicely in your new city, and after all the partying you feel like boosting up on some endorphins by doing a run around the neighbourhood. Runkeeper can track your running in terms of distance, speed, calories burned, and much more. This app will help you track your progress and set new goals in your workout while having the opportunity to save and share your past runs. The perfect way to staying fit while on Erasmus!
With a proper camera, the soundtrack of your trip, a tour guide, maps, and a running buddy all in your pocket, you’re now ready to embrace your adventure. Your phone and all its Erasmus-friendly apps will be there for you from start to finish!
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What are your favourite apps to use while studying abroad? Let us know in the comments. Now that you have the apps all you need is a room, so remember: if you need student accommodation, you’ll find the perfect student home on Uniplaces.