As Omicron cases around the world rise, Pepperdine’s International Programs begin the spring semester under unique circumstances. Although the experience looks different from what students, like sophomore Florence participant Melanie Tadros, expected, they said they are finding the bright side to finally being abroad.
Senior Nicolas Armenta reveals why universal health care in the United States is necessary. After personally dealing with the flaws of the American health care system, Armenta now advocates for everyone’s free access to it.
International Programs updated its travel policies, allowing students in international locations to travel to areas outside the host country. Washington, D.C., also faces restrictions, and IP has given students information on approved states.
Senior Noah Santo talks about how his desire to become a professional athlete has lead him to a career interest in marketing.
Fresh Faces features first-year and transfer students in an effort to unite Pepperdine students, regardless of where they are. This installment introduces first-year Zach Tapp, an actor who is passionate about the arts and business and talks about his recent involvement in the Pepperdine community.
Fresh Faces features first-year and transfer students in an effort to unite Pepperdine students, regardless of where they are. This installment introduces Kala’i Kiaaina, a Sports Medicine major looking forward to studying abroad in London.
London Program Director Heather Pardee talks about having a baby during lockdown in London and finding ways to stay connected with others while being safe. Pardee also describes what it’s like to be without students in London.
What’s happening with IP? When can students return? What does this mean for the future of IP?
After Pepperdine shut down its study abroad offerings for fall 2020, many students had to change their plans. The directors of each international program, however, are doing the same.
Sophomore Cameron Zohary shares his experience coming home from abroad, testing positive for COVID-19 and what life has looked like since.