As summer begins, students prepare for their summer abroad programs. Pepperdine offers a multitude of programs across the globe and encourages students to take advantage of these opportunities to travel and learn.
Buenos Aires program
Over the past month and a half, student studying abroad have fallen in love with the city of Buenos Aires. Abroad correspondent Chloe Chan small taste of her life as a student studying abroad.
Students said they are experiencing all sorts of things and emotions being abroad. Most importantly, they can finally travel outside of their designated countries and having a great time learning about new places and experiencing new things.
Students are regularly encouraged to study abroad during their collegiate careers. But with Pepperdine’s lack of diverse locations, just how far is the University allowing their students to go?
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.
After hearing the news of the Buenos Aires International Program’s suspension, Waves expressed emotions ranging from relief to disappointment. Students considered what this means for their future academic plans.
Seniors Sydney Griffith and Brandon Rudolph didn’t expect to end up together, but slim odds have led to a beautiful relationship filled with “Gilmore Girls” and family traditions.
Bailey Luber, an open-minded International Studies major who loves to travel, shares how Pepperdine’s Buenos Aires, Argentina program impacted her. After graduation, she hopes to teach English in Spain while doing a cultural exchange for a year.
The new Pepperdinos Juntos club facilitates a space where students can accelerate their Spanish speaking in a casual setting. Presidents Nicholas Olson and Aaron Ekenstam were inspired to create this club after studying in Buenos Aires.
Fresh Faces features first-year and transfer students in an effort to unite Pepperdine students, regardless of where they are. This installment introduces Yamillah Hurtado, who talks about how yearbook led her to her passion.