At IEP we want to help you get the best out of your travelling, so we’ve put together our Top 10 travel apps for your time in America. Whether you’re on Summer Camp, Work USA or just a quick holiday – we’ve got your back!


Money, Money, Money
  1. Transfer Wise

Transfer money abroad quickly, easily and at the lowest possible cost using TransferWise. Banks charge hidden fees and use unfair exchange rates. Now there’s a solution. They use real currency exchange rates to help expats, foreign students and businesses transfer money online securely, conveniently, and at a very low cost.

  1. Venmo

Another money app! Pay family and friends in the US with a phone number or email, whether they have Venmo — all they need to do is create a Venmo account to claim their payment. Find friends automatically by syncing your Facebook or phone contacts.

  1. XE Currency Exchange

Need to calculate currencies on-the-go? With the XE Currency App, you can access live exchange rates, view historical charts, and calculate prices on your smartphone or tablet. You also don’t need internet to use this app – bonus!


Riding shotgun
  1. Uber

Uber is a ridesharing app for fast, reliable rides in minutes—day or night. There’s no need to park or wait for a taxi or bus. With Uber, you just tap to request a ride, and it’s easy to pay with credit or cash.

  1. Lyft

Need a lift? Try Lyft for a friendly, affordable ride whenever you need one. Request a ride with the tap of a button, and get picked up by a nearby community driver who’ll take you to your destination within minutes. Yep, it’s that easy.

  1. Fasten

Fasten gets you where you want to go without sacrificing the well-being of drivers. By charging them just $0.99 or less per ride, not 25% or more, drivers take home more of the fare and you still get the lowest rates – so it costs you nothing to do the right thing.

  1. Wanderu

Wanderu is the simplest way to find and book bus and train travel across North America and Europe. Compare and book trips, view your past reservations, and save your favourite frequently searched trips all from the app.


Food and Friends
  1. Tip N Split

This tip calculator app not only calculates tip quickly and easily but also helps to split the bill between any number of people. Round up or round down on any value on the tip calculator and see changes to the tip percentage, tip amount, total amount and amount payable per person immediately!

  1. Whats App

WhatsApp voice and video calls use your phone’s Internet connection, instead of your cell plan’s voice minutes, so you don’t have to worry about expensive calling charges. You can do voice calls, video calls and messages on this app!

  1. Bumble BFF

Bumble BFF is the place where you can meet your new best friend, partner in crime, wing woman, workout partner, or anything else that strikes your fancy!


Whatever you’re doing or wherever you’re going, America has an app to help you!