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.
The International Programs’ office announced the suspension of the Florence program for the fall semester. This suspension was due to low enrollment within the program.
Senior Alyssa Riley, a Sports Medicine major from Santa Clara, Calif., reflects on her experience on campus and abroad in Florence, Italy. Riley said she hopes to be a registered nurse in the future.
Senior Julia Campbell, an Art History major with a Digital Humanities minor, shares her experience working at the Weisman Museum of Art on campus and reflects on her experience abroad in Florence, Italy. Campbell is excited to take a gap year next year to travel before pursuing a graduate degree in Art History or Chicano studies.
Senior Kimberly Brooking takes a spiritual reflection of her four years at Pepperdine University as graduation approaches. She talks about her decision to attend Pepperdine, her greatest memories and her study abroad experience.
Fresh Faces features first-year and transfer students in an effort to unite Pepperdine students, regardless of where they are. This installment introduces Beryl Humato, who discusses his interest in studying abroad.
The greatness that surrounds Pepperdine IP lies in the authenticity provided in each of the transformative locations throughout the world.
This is how I learned to embrace living in a different timezone than my family and friends.
After going through my first week of abroad, I have a few tips on how to get through it.
There are many emotions going into studying abroad, and this is how I am handling them.