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What To Study Student Lifestyle 5 Free Must-have Apps for International Students

5 Free Must-have Apps for International Students


A lot of students struggle to wake up for their early morning lectures at the best of times, and this is only made harder when battling against jetlag. Alarmy is a free app that forces you to wake up with challenges. Your alarm will no turn off unless you solve a maths puzzle, shake your phone 40 times, take a picture of your sink, the list goes on. Select your challenge, set your alarm. The idea is that by the time you have completed your challenge you will not be feeling super sleepy anymore.

Once you turn your alarm off, Alarmy opens a dashboard where you can read your daily horoscope, read the news, and see the weather for the day. This is such a fantastic free app and we think that every single student should download it!

   Google Translate

Everyone knows about Google Translate, but do they know what it has become. Instead of just typing in what you want to say, you can speak or handwrite. There is a conversation mode specifically designed for chatting to someone, and it saves what you say so that you can look back over the conversation. You can save set phrases and translations to use offline.


Tasty is an app created by Buzzfeed, and it is the best recipe app out there. There are thousands of recipes, which can be searched by diet (vegan, gluten free, etc) and difficulty. There are very clear step-by-step instructions, with overhead videos to make it even more simple! There is something on there for everyone; from recipes for beginners, to Michelin-star chefs showing off their recipes for those who want to develop their skills.


Duolingo makes learning a language fun and simple. It is a free app, which has an abundance of languages to choose from. It has games and rewards! It jumps between testing your reading, speaking, and listening skills in order to keep it interesting and help you become a well-rounded learner.

You can have more than one language on the go!


This is only available for iPad, but we had to put it on the list as it is soooo helpful!

You can record the whole lecture, take notes as you go, and draw diagrams. These are perfect for revising as you will never miss something important again!