Scouts: At the forefront of culture and adventure

Apto Scouts are those special community members who forge ahead of the crowd to seek out new experiences, cultures and learnings. Where guides take a more active role, explorers share insights leaving it to you to explore on your own.

You love paving the way for exploration. That’s what makes you an authentic scout. You’re eager to share your insights, stories of your experiences for others to build their own journey.

Your Motivator: I'm the scout who paves the way for you to explore.

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 become an Apto Scout, you join a group of likeminded world adventurers who pave the way for others in our community. You are welcome to showcase your stories and insights in whichever format you like. Or, you can explore multi-platform storytelling.  

Do you enjoy being at the forefront of adventure? Welcome Scout!

Be a Scout in our world of platform-agnostic storytellers. Typically, Scout 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.