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.
Pepperdine welcomed the spring Class of 2025 to campus Jan. 6 for the start of spring New Student Orientation. Around 100 students attended Spring NSO, Director of Student Activities Brittany Skinner wrote in an email to the Graphic.
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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.
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Pepperdine’s International Program’s office introduced two new summer programs for the 2022 summer session: Japan and Uganda. Though these programs occur in places in which the University has prior background, IP hopes they become building blocks for the future.
With last year’s event canceled, International Programs made a grand homecoming with this year’s Return. IP alumni shared stories of their experiences abroad with first-year students, competed in the traditional tug-o-war competition and watched their program videos, all while enjoying meals from food trucks.
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.
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.