For some students, the most exciting opportunities in higher education happen when they get a chance to travel — oftentimes without their parents for once! Whether visiting an old friend in another city, participating in a study abroad program, getting some research done, or “finding themselves” during breaks, even the most seasoned of adventurers need a little help along the way. Enter smartphones. They are amazing, and students in possession of one might want to download some of the following apps to make the trip flow as pleasantly as possible.
Google Maps: Available on both the iPhone and the Android — though obviously a little more fancy on the latter — the ubiquitous map tool makes it (comparatively) easy to find your way around an unfamiliar city, especially when driving, walking, or taking public transportation.
TripIt: This one-stop shop for flights, hotels, rentals, reservations, and itineraries should be considered an essential download for all travelers, not just students!