Stamp-filled passports lay open. Much like a passport, the journey toward global citizenship is like collecting stamps — gathering diverse perspectives in the pursuit of a holistic worldview. The globe has 195 countries, 19,495 cities and 7.753 billion people. With a world population that large, global citizenship may be a hard concept to comprehend. However, those who take … [Read more...] about What is Global Citizenship?
Pepperdine's International Program students will be back in London, England, this fall to see sites like the London Eye, as photographed in September 2019. Pepperdine's London program has not hosted students since spring 2020 and reopens fall 2021 for in-person classes. Photo courtesy of Pari CribbinsFour Pepperdine International Programs — located in Lausanne, London, … [Read more...] about Pepperdine IP Announces Fall 2021 In-Person Classes Will Run at Four Locations in Early September
The participants of the Washington, D.C., summer program take a picture at the End of Program Banquet July 21. Due to the small group size, senior Talia Nascimento said the students were able to create an intimate community. Photo courtesy of Talia Nascimento After a year of remote work, the students in Pepperdine’s Washington, D.C., Summer Internship Program have bounced … [Read more...] about Washington, D.C., Summer Program Participants Grow Socially and Professionally
Washington, D.C., director Brian Swarts, his wife Izumi and their sons Shosuke and Hiroki smile for a family Christmas photo this past winter. The Swarts family faced several challenges due to COVID-19, including homeschooling and being unable to travel. Photos courtesy of Brian SwartsWashington, D.C., International Program Director Brian Swarts is passionate about travel, … [Read more...] about IP Director Update: Brian Swarts Looks To the Future in Washington, D.C.
Art by Samantha Miller The idea of the ‘Pepperdine Bubble’ is a fairly well-known concept among Pepperdine students. It’s the idea that Pepperdine — a small, Christian university located in one of the most affluent parts of California and the United States — has the potential to shelter students, leaving them oblivious to the world beyond the roughly 3,500 undergraduates … [Read more...] about Reaching Beyond the ‘Pepperdine Bubble’