Read API Materials Anywhere! QR Codes and Catalogs

When you see API at study abroad fairs this spring, you will have a new, high-tech option for taking reading material away. In addition to our print catalogs, we are now offering the ability to scan a QR code for each catalog of interest, which you can then view in electronic format as an e-book at your leisure! In addition to cutting down on the number of catalogs that you lug away from the fair, this presents a more environmentally-friendly way to digest all of the great API program information.

QR codes are a kind of bar code which allow you to access all types of information quickly and easily from a smartphone. To do this, you will need to download an app (application) to your smartphone that is capable of reading the codes (see below).


Some good (and FREE) examples include:

iPhone QR apps –

Android QR apps –

Blackberry QR apps –

When you scan one of our catalog QR codes, you will be given a link to the PDF of that catalog on our website. Different phones handle this differently, but as long as your phone can read PDFs, you will be able to read our catalog on your phone. Some of the above apps also allow you to open the catalog PDFs from your phone in more accessible reading programs such as Evernote and iBooks. You can even test these out now by scanning the QR codes on the above photo – it really works!

Ah technology… so many possibilities. Move forward with API and study abroad in the (not too distant) future! 🙂

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  1. Meghan MacDonald says

    This is SO COOL Jeramy! API on the go 🙂

    • Jeramy Johnson says

      Thanks Meghan! Have you tried it yet? When you do, try saving one to Evernote or iBooks – easier recall later 🙂


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