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.
Fresh Faces features first-year and transfer students in an effort to unite Pepperdine students, regardless of where they are. This installment features Chloe Chan, an IMC major and artist from Silicon Valley, Calif.
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.
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.
Fresh Faces features first-year and transfer students in an effort to unite Pepperdine students, regardless of where they are. This installment introduces first-year Zach Tapp, an actor who is passionate about the arts and business and talks about his recent involvement in the Pepperdine community.
The International Programs staff are working with students to maintain excitement about study abroad. Students enrolled in international programs are adjusting to the cancellations and preparing for the upcoming years.
Lausanne Program Director Ezra Plank shared his experiences living in Lausanne over the last seven months, from watching the students leave in March to prepping for the next program participants and bracing for a possible second lockdown in Switzerland.
London Program Director Heather Pardee talks about having a baby during lockdown in London and finding ways to stay connected with others while being safe. Pardee also describes what it’s like to be without students in London.
Daniel Daugherty, who is in his 28th year as the Heidelberg program director, talks about life in Germany since the program’s suspension in March. Although Moore Haus is empty, Daugherty and the Heidelberg staff and faculty prepare for and look forward to students’ return in the future.