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New to APU: APU on YouTube

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College vlogging, which is intended to show daily campus life exactly as it is, has been a popular section of the Internet, helping interested prospective students and/or current students engage with the university community. Today, SPA proudly presents some of the popular Youtubers who are current APU students (as of April 2021) and who are passionate about creating content centered around the college experience. They give viewers a clear idea of APU student life.


1. Annie Hoang https://www.youtube.com/c/aepiannie/videos

Annie began making Japanese language study related videos nearly 2 years ago. As her channel grew, Annie continued creating a wider breadth of content in English, including university life tips, advice, and sharing her experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pvRHHHXe9w
Annie’s Ando Momofuku speech and final presentation is uploaded on her channel!

Recommended content from SPA:
APU Overseas Student Exchange Program - Annie shares great details about her exchange experience in UBC!
APU tips and tricks -Everything from her dedicated Ando Momofuku Award 2019 final presentation to how to survive “click war” in course registration, to a Beppu transportation guide, to a room tour, and so on. You name it!
Travel in Japan


2. Oita Midtown
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwux6WPG1dZS2IvgR_ygT3w/videos

Oita Midtown is the product of a group of APU students who come from different countries (Japan, Canada, China, Malaysia, Sri Lanka), and are devoted to sharing their journeys of discovering the great charms of Oita Prefecture – where APU is located. If you are looking for off-campus cultural experience, especially unique food and scenery that can only be found in Oita Prefecture, this channel is definitely something you do not want to miss!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV_rmru2600
Let’s get to know the Oita Midtown team!


3. filmed by maiko https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrAC7u8mnE2ZOQ1jH-OZupA

Maiko’s YouTube channel chronicles her university life as an APU student, how to spend breaks travelling, and more. Especially, as a Japanese RA “veteran,” the information she shares will absolutely bring you a great perspective of what to expect during life in AP House.

Recommended content from SPA:
AP House- Maiko dedicated a large portion of her content to portray her experience in AP House as an RA, including room tours, gathering with friends and residents, and online classes. We strongly recommend you check out Maiko’s take on what to bring to AP House move-in!
Study vlogs- Maiko’s study vlogs are very comforting and aesthetic. We highly recommend these for those who are looking for motivation to be more productive with academic work.

We hope this article gives you a glimpse of what to expect during university life as an APU student. Stay tuned for our next article following this New to APU series!

Ha Phan Ngoc DOAN
Ha Phan Ngoc DOAN

Hi! I’m Ha, class of 2021FA, majoring in IRPS (International Relations and Peace Studies). On campus, I was a Resident Assistant, Teaching Assistant, APU Student Ambassador and Student Staff at APU Library. I’m loving my time in APU so far and can’t wait to share with you all my experience as a SPA member!




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