There are numerous apps that can help you learn a language or improve your existing language skills. Here are a few options to try--find one that works well for you!
Major news outlets such as BBC World, New York Times, and Access World News are helpful for gaining an understanding of current events in the country you will be traveling to. Local news sites often have English translations available as well. View these as just the beginning, and don't hesitate to ask OIE or Library staff for more suggestions!