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Crisis Triaging 102

Crisis Triaging 102 Engaging and Empowering Students in the Current Climate

Natural disasters, pandemics, displacement, financial crisis, the struggle for human equality…

We’ve all felt the pain, the struggle, the uncertainty. Feel it now. Remember.

A Tale of Two Spouses: The Hidden Human Costs of Expatriate Re-location

A Tale of Two Spouses: The Hidden Human Costs of Expatriate Re-location A Response to “Threatened Identities” from the Journal of Global Mobility A Response to “Threatened Identities” from the Journal of Global Mobility “The inability of an accompanying spouse to adjust to life abroad has been the most frequently cited cause of failure in

Pop Culture Class: Aren’t Manga and Comics the Same Thing?

Aren’t manga and comics the same thing? Both deliver their dialogue in speech bubbles. However, many people do not consider them to be the same. In a broad sense, yes, “manga” and “comics” are both stories told in pictures, mapped out by panels or frames. Both deliver their dialogue in speech bubbles. However, many people

Pop Culture Class: Is Anime the Same in America and Japan?

Is Anime the Same in America and Japan? If you call Spongebob Squarepants an “anime” in the U.S., you may very well get a weird look. The short answer to this question is yes…and no. First of all, it depends on what you call “anime”. Most English-speaking anime fans I know refer to Japanese animated

Why Are So Many Addicted To The Expat Lifestyle?

Have you been bitten by the travel bug? Or become accustomed, or even addicted, to the expat lifestyle? We don’t_blame you, and there are countless_reasons why many find living abroad so attractive. Have you been bitten by the travel bug? Or become accustomed, or even addicted, to the expat lifestyle? We don’t blame you, and there

Culture Matters – How Cultural, Community, and Social Progress Drive Employee Quality of Life and Attract FDI

Apto is a community-minded tool that brings people and communities together through cultural and linguistic understanding. Curated Content Related to Trends in FDI FDI  is a strategic imperative for most communities, cities, states and even the country, because it drives economic progress, promotes local job creation, increases wealth and quality of life standards, and attracts

Intercultural Competence

What is intercultural competence, who has it and how or why (can it be learned), and most importantly,_how can HR and Mobility managers identify these elusive creatures to ensure more successful international placements? In a recent Apto blog piece, “Identifying the Right Candidates for International Relocation,”  we identified some ideas and industry consensus on the

Why Apto? CEO Traci Snowden Explains…

Adapting to Life in America Isn’t Easy…but It Can Be! Growing up in a cross-cultural, bi-lingual family, I remember the magic…and pain…of not quite fitting in.  Being different was cool – until it wasn’t. It’s not easy feeling like you are on the outside looking in. “You lived on a reservation? Oh cool! What was