Global Guides: You share your learnings and perspectives.

Apto Global Guides enjoy leading others on cultural exploration be it across the planet or in their own backyards, as long as the experience has meaning, cultural significance or leads to learning.

You love sharing your experiences. That’s what makes you an authentic Global Guide. You have uncovered an interesting part of the world, touched a slice of humanity that changed you, come across a learning that could help others in a similar situation — and you have a need to share.

Your motivator: I'm working on sharing meaningful experiences through Apto.

The universe is made up of stories, not atoms

What would happen if we all exchanged our stories? The boundaries would break and the world will see a new informed landscape.

– Muriel Rukeyser

I came to the US with my two suitcases. I landed in Atlanta then in Kansas City. It was a cold January night when I arrived and no one was waiting for me.

Apto exists so another international student, multinational employee, visitor, expat or individual living in diaspora has to go it alone. We’re a community dedicated to helping each to thrive in place, wherever it may be.

When you are traveling relocating interacting  virtually across cultures, who can help you? This is the question 2.8B humans are asking. The answer is YOU.

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The Apto community is filled with a universe of diversity, perspectives, experiences and personalities. Take our travel quiz to uncover your specific travel personality!

We have a lot to learn from one another, particularly when we’re honest and vulnerable enough to care to share. So, bring it. It doesn’t have to be glossy, just real.

Our community pays-it-forward by sharing experiences.

When you become an Apto Global Guide, you have an opportunity to showcase your work in whichever format comes most naturally to you, or you can explore multi-platform storytelling. For those most prolific in this category, there are ways in-Apto for monetizing your talents.

Think you have what it takes to be a Global Guide? Go for it!

Join our world of platform-agnostic storytellers. Typically, our storytelling starts with a written account. Then, there’s a visual component, either a video or photo essay. We listen, too, so feel free to share audio content.