Pepperdine’s International Programs celebrated the Return on Sept. 8. Students had the chance to reconnect with friends from their abroad programs and new students learned about new opportunities.
The 2022-23 IP ambassador team is getting ready to welcome a new year of abroad students. The ambassadors said going abroad was a life-changing experience.
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.
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.
Students in Pepperdine’s Washington, D.C., program returned to in-person school and internships while curating strong friendships. Faculty and students alike prepare for the next semester with the knowledge they have obtained over the summer.
Fresh Faces features first-year and transfer students in an effort to unite Pepperdine students, regardless of where they are. This installment introduces Jess Kovie, who discusses her passion for political science, career goals in Washington, D.C., and excitement for her new life in Malibu.
As a self-described feminist, Brandon Easley strives for gender equality and hopes to one day see a world that is equal and unbiased for both sexes.
Washington, D.C. participants share how COVID-19 affected their internships and the transition home.
The uncertainty of travel restrictions, dwindling resources and LA’s health care system led to a difficult decision for many upperclassmen.