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Common Travel Apps

International SOS
The ISOS app allows you to have all relevant information available on your smartphone and will allow you to connect to the most appropriate assistance center when you need help abroad. The Tufts Membership number is 11BCPS000093.

Red Cross Mobile Apps
From First aid to Earthquakes and Hurricanes, the variety of Red Cross Apps will allow you to be prepared!

U.S. State Department Smart Traveler
The Smart Traveler app which was launched in June 2011 is the official State Department app for U.S. travelers. The app invites you to see the world with easy access to frequently updated official country information, travel alerts, travel warnings, maps, U.S. embassy locations, and more. The Department of State smart phone apps are free to download and are available in both iPhone and Android.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC offers a variety of apps. The general application is a companion to CDC’s trusted website ( It helps you explore a variety of health information including health articles, popular journals, timely updates and access to social media. Feel free to browse to find the most suitable for your needs:

TravelSafe Pro
This an app provides you with critical information in regards to the country or region you are visiting to help you have safe trip. Featuring up to 12 international languages, TravelSafe Pro comes with emergency numbers of all the countries as well as vital embassy information of your country for the location you are visiting. There is also a dedicated quick-dial home screen widget that you can use instantly in case of an emergency.

Travel App Box
This is a travel version of a Swiss Army knife. It features many apps all in one main map, including, offline maps, currency converter, clothing sizes, international dialing codes, most of all the things you might need.. As of now, this app is only avail for the iPhone and iPad, but always check their website as they could all the Android version at any time.

Other helpful Apps

Google Goggles -- Image search/translate
This innovative app has received much attention since it first hit the Android Market. It lets you search on Google by just taking a picture. So, if you're visiting a landmark, you can take a picture which Google will then analyze and provide results for.

AroundMe -- Location finder
This aptly named app tells you all the points of interest that are located near you. It detects your current location, and lets you select from categories like bars, cafés, hospitals, and hotels to filter though the results. Download here: 

Wi-Fi Finder
Many of the apps on this list are dependent on an Internet connection. This application helps ensure that you have one by helping you find one of over 500,000 locations listed worldwide. You can filter according to whether a hot spot is free or paid, although in some countries, the results are less than ideal.

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Last modified 10/28/2016