Playbook - Get Offline

See what nearby college students are up to, reach out, hang out.

Playbook puts the world's students in touch.

Sign up with your college email, meet friends and peers on campus and around the world.

* Our Mission
The best moments in life don't happen on a screen. In fact, what we've built is meant to get you off a screen and to encourage the types of friendship you’ll remember—the human ones. In a world filled with apps to whom attention and screen time equals revenue, we may seem a little crazy but we're doing the opposite -- building technology that gets you off it. We hope you can use Playbook to find adventures wherever you are on the planet. We think connecting people from all backgrounds makes a more fun, peaceful, and colorful world, and we hope you can use Playbook to make experiences you'll remember for life.


** Create plans and invite friends to join. Share your plans and photos with others in your school and they can message you to tag along! This is perfect for the spontaneous campus hang out.

** See other students around you and reach out to them. This is perfect when you're in a new area and don't know anyone. Just reach out on Summer Playbook!

** Share past adventures. Had a great time meeting with another playbooker? Share it to get nice'd by others, and nice other playbookers' posts!


Make Friends in New Places: meet other college students and interns over the summer. Campus community shouldn’t end at term time. We built Playbook so you can hang out with other students, interns, and travelers wherever you are this summer. Used in 126 countries and every major city, Playbook was started to connect the Ivy League and now connects students from 373 universities around the world. Through our community, we hope you can meet the other college students around, connect with others, and have an amazing summer.

"I never once had to pay for a hostel, and instead was fortunate enough to meet so many new people around the globe I probably would not even have run into on campus. And, believe me, there really is an odd and certain charm to sleeping on a makeshift bed on an already cramped floor, and the friendships you find on such nights are truly unparalleled." -Akshay

"Because of Playbook, I was never truly alone, even though I was traveling by myself. In almost every city I visited, I met up with other students who accompanied me to museums, offered me a place to stay, or joined me for a meal. Summer Playbook helped me make friends from all over the world, but most importantly, it enabled me to feel safe in foreign countries and empowered me to fulfill my dream of traveling across Europe!" -Hope

"Without a doubt, Playbook gave me the chance to find a best friend for life, and I am so thankful that I was able to make someone else feel like they belonged and were welcome in a new city hundreds of miles from home." -Emily

"Through Playbook, I made one of my best friends at Penn; and that summer as I enthusiastically acted as his tour guide across Trinidad and Tobago, I also rediscovered the beauty and uniqueness of my homeland in ways I had never seen it before, because I was showing it to someone else!" -Chikezie


A few of the many groups chats on Playbook:

Summer Intern Chats: Bay Area, New York City, Washington D.C., Seattle, Singapore, London

Universities: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Penn, Yale-NUS, Wellesley, UWaterloo, Berkeley, Dartmouth, Stanford, UCLA, UMichigan, Brown

Summer Study Abroad: Munich, Hyderabad, Hanoi, Buenos Aires, Paris, Jordan, Bangkok, Beijing, Tokyo, Nairobi, Seoul, Amsterdam, Boston

Student Intern Groups: Crypto Kids, Consultants, Yung Finance, Real Estate, Smash Bros, Research Gigs, Designers, Backpackers, Pre-Med, Impromptu Jams, Effective Altruism, 4-Hour Workweeks, Runners

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What's New

We've completely revamped the app to make it simple, stable, and speedy! Seeing what students around you are up to, messaging them and hanging out has never been easier :) check back for our weekly updates
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Additional Information

July 6, 2018
Current Version
Requires Android
4.4 and up
Content Rating
Interactive Elements
Users Interact, Shares Location
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