International Students: Changing countries to study?

The Apto community shares resources and experiences from international students coming to the United States or North American students who have studied abroad in support of all who wish to study globally. 

You love exploring new cultures in your quest to complete your education and cultural awareness.

International Student: I'm on a quest to learn and expand my cultural awareness.

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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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 join the Apto international student community, you have an opportunity to showcase your experiences in whichever format comes most naturally to you. Or, you can explore multi-platform storytelling to help fellow global students in their academic and cultural adventures.

International Student or exploring the possibility? You're in luck!

Are you a global student with a story to tell or insights to share? You’re welcome to join our  community 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.