The 2022 spring abroad session is in full swing and attending students are immersing themselves in PE classes unique to their program. If not in PE, students are hiking, attending games and even horseback riding.
Pepperdine altered the summer 2022 Florence program due to new COVID-19 regulations in Italy. Participants of the program will no longer study abroad for eight weeks, but instead will be in Florence for four weeks.
Art is a subject deeply personal to both the viewer and the creator. To keep this deep connection, Pepperdine’s Art Department is thinking outside the box in terms of events and exhibitions.
Florence IP Director Elizabeth Whatley shares her experience— sending students home early for the first time in 22 years and how she’s stayed connected to Pepperdine remotely during COVID-19.
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.
Students from Pepperdine’s seven International Programs share their stories about returning home and transitioning back after being affected by COVID-19 abroad.
Florence students share their reaction to going home, watching the virus spread globally and what it felt like to be the first abroad program to go remote.
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.
As the coronavirus hits 44 countries, students in the Florence international program must return home.