The statistics behind Pepperdine’s International Programs and its participants give a general overview of the abroad experience. Students and IP Director Beth Laux discuss why these programs matter.
Some students believe Pepperdine’s location and culture contribute to a false reality. Beneath the surface, many students crave more vulnerable conversations surrounding topics like mental health.
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.
The Buenos Aires international program is suspended until further notice.
Pepperdine notified their students Wednesday morning that classes will be online for the rest of the semester.
On Wednesday, as the Graphic newsroom prepared to put together the pages for the Thursday paper, news broke that the Florence program was suspended for the remainder of the spring semester.
In additional to its global impact, coronavirus has affected multiple abroad programs at Pepperdine and continues to loom over the Pepperdine community.
Pepperdine International Programs notified students in the Shanghai program Wednesday morning to “return to their homes”
This is what it was like to feel helpless when your home is going through tragedy.