If you plan on relocating abroad to Canada, the UK, US, Austria, Germany or Sweden, you want to do everything possible to make life easy for you in your new location.
We all know how difficult life can be for new immigrants abroad which is why we put together a list of 10 apps you must have when travelling abroad.
These apps will help you do basic things from sending money to communicating with your friends and family back home. You may already have some of these apps on your phone but when you’re abroad, you’ll give greater importance to their use.
Relocating abroad? Here are 7 apps you need
When you’re abroad, you’ll need to move from place to place and since you probably do not know anywhere in your new location, Google maps can help plan your movement. Google maps can show you the closest bus or train station and even buy tickets, navigate large buildings or even preview your destination.
Duolingo is a language learning app that you can use to learn any major language in the world. Whether it’s English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese or even Yoruba, you can use Duolingo to go from novice to fairly good speaker. Duolingo has a free version and a paid version. You can start with the free and upgrade to the paid version if the need arises.
If you are in a country abroad and you don’t speak the local language, Google Translate comes in handy as it will help you communicate with the locals. You can be using Google translate for basic communication until you are able to converse well in the local language
Sometimes, being in a new country can be very lonely especially if you have no family or friends that are there with you. Enter Bumble, a matchmaking app where you swipe to meet different people with whom you have several things in common. Bumble is useful if you want to start a romantic conversation with people.
This is a remittance service that helps you transfer money from abroad to your country. With this service, you send the foreign currency on the app while your given recipient receives the equivalent in their local bank account.
When you’re abroad, you most likely will be in a more digital society than in your home country. This means most of your official activities will be conducted digitally and there’ll be minimal need for pen and paper. You will need the DocuSign app to append your signature digitally.
Sometimes you just want to order food. This is what Uber eats does for you. It aggregates various restaurants online for you to choose from and have the food delivered to your doorstep. Even if there is no Uber eats in your location, I believe there will be other services that can help take your food order and deliver them.
I hope you found this article useful enough. What other apps do you think is a must-have when travelling abroad?
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