Foursquare is a Fun Way to Help Students Explore
College towns have so many wonderful, college-y things to do and places to see. There is just something special about the local restaurant that has been near the dorms since 1962 or the local club that still has a disco night every weekend. These places make your college town unique; you won’t find them anywhere else in the world.
But unless you have heard about these college places from a friend, how are you supposed to know they exist? Of course the legends will be known by all students, but what about the tiny hole-in-the-wall store that has cheap school supplies or the mom-and-pop pizza joint down the road? Well, if you have the Foursquare app, you will be much more likely to find them.
Foursquare is an app available for both iPhones and BlackBerrys. Foursquare is an awesome app because it allows you to save all of the places you want to visit and all of the activities you want to experience. It also allows you to connect with other students, who can tell you about unique places you might not have visited before. There are also several media and lifestyle websites that have an “Add to my Foursquare” button, allowing you to add even more places or events you want to your Foursquare.
I recently downloaded this app to my iPhone. A few days later, my friends asked me what we should do that night, and I had a huge list of places we could go to.
Lessons Learned: Foursquare is cool because it keeps you from doing the same thing every Friday night. It also helps you explore your campus or the city around you. This is a great app for students who are new to a school and don’t know where to go or what to do.
The app is free in the App Store, so give it a try and see if it keeps you as entertained as it does for me!