It's essential to overcome language barriers so that you can fully engage with the local community; it could even be vital for your safety and well-being. But if you're not confident in the host language yet, you'll need a few language tools for international travel to help you communicate as you develop fluency. Most of these tools cost little, but they could prove invaluable for your quality of life in a foreign country.
A Japanese company called Logbar has created a gadget that translates your words instantly so it could make traveling the world much easier.
The device is called "ili" and at the moment it only works with English, Japanese, and Chinese but more languages will be added over time. It is set to be released in the US in June 2017.
The Pilot Earpiece
The simple earpiece does all of the translating for you. It even translates what you say into the other person's language. As a result, two people can seamlessly enjoy a conversation without speaking the same language. This technology is a US based startup that was crowd funded. The pilot earpiece is available for pre-sale now to be delivered end of summer 2017.