Migration, Education

Mobile app for adaptation of exchange students …


Who is behind this?

Julia Taratuhina

Cogito Pilgrim



Who is joining forces?

National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia



University of Peloponnese



University of Malta



University of AIZU, Japan Stanford University, USA Armenian State Pedagogical University, Armenia Universidad del Norte Asuncion, Paraguay FG Innovations в International Telecommunication, India Unionc Point Oy, Finland Russian State University of Humanity, Russia Moscow State Academy of Law, Russia

Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

it is mobile app that helps users to adapt to a foreign environment while they are residing in a different country. It increases the socialization process and contains information about properties of the culture: local beliefs, superstitions, stereotypes and a small dictionary. The app specializes in UK, Fr, De, Nor, Grc, Mlt, LatAm, LAS, Ind, Jpn and Chn. It is in English and ready to be translated to other languages.

Why does Europe need your idea?

Our goal is to soften the culture shock for migrants that are placed in a foreign environment using our mobile app that contains various instructions, recommendations and tests.
Migrants are given the opportunity to adapt in advance before being placed in a foreign environment. the app is supposed to ease the the process of cultural assimilation by developing the cultural intellect as well as tolerance.

What is your impact?

Social inclusivity, increase in social connectivity, heightened cultural sensitivity, minimization of personal mistakes and wrong choices during the preselection process for fast integration our users to local Labor Market. It allows them to be specialists in their prof area without problems with adaptation.

How do you get there?

1) Distribution of the app
2) Creation of a product line
3) Acquisition and analysis of feedback
4) Establishment of further development goals

Distribution of the application includes:
1) Partnership with 50+ organizations in Europe
2) Distribution for the target audience due to concourses, educational and work exchange programs

Development of the product line includes:
1) Seeking out the most active regions
2) Translation of the content into 3+ languages
3) Future goals

Establishment of further goals includes
1) Analysis of statistical data
2) Discovery of new issues with the target audience
3) Development of plans dealing with the target audience

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

Exchange students and Foreign Professors
With the assistance of our partners, we shall gather relevant information about contests, internships and exchange programs. After that we shall distribute our app to our target audience, key members which go on to saturate European labor market

What makes your idea stand apart?

There are very little applications aimed at helping foreigners adapt to their new environment.
Our product can be used in different field connected with professional realization.
The app can collect feedback and analysis, which enables empirical research according to tests and surveys in application, every action of users in app which we get in real time, in-depth interview and letter from our users

€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 50000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Administrative expenses 16000 EUR Travel and accommodation 2850 EUR Conducting public hearings and debate 3550 EUR Conducting and creation tests and sociological surveys 3500 EUR Office expenses 550х12=6600 EUR Information and visibility 3500 EUR Including Materials in Data Base and Creation Data Base 3000 EUR Development of statics methods in App 4000 Other expenditure 5% of the amount 2500 EUR Legal support for registration and registration of a revolving fund 1500 EUR Bank charges 6%



Idea created on March 5, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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