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International Programs

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Embrace your sense of adventure and emerge as a global citizen with new cultural perspectives and diverse relationships. Whether in the heart of London or historic Heidelberg, you will never feel far from home. Live and study in Pepperdine-owned facilities and learn from faculty from the Malibu campus. Our international programs provide students with life-changing experiences designed for intellectual, social, personal, and spiritual transformation.

In 2014, the Institute of International Education ranked Pepperdine as one of the top ten universities in the nation for Highest Percentage of Students Who Study Abroad as well as Number of Students Who Study Abroad for Full Academic Year.

 

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is the dynamic metropolis of Argentina. The city offers a charming combination of European tradition and Latin flair. Home to the tango and often called the "Paris of South America" for its wide boulevards and active sidewalk café life, Buenos Aires is one of the world's greatest cities.

Students in the Buenos Aires program reside with carefully selected homestay families. Pepperdine owns facilities located in the northern, upper-middle class Belgrano neighborhood. Casa Holden acts as a central location for students to meet for convocation, house church, and other events. The facility houses a student center, an auditorium, a computer lab, the visiting faculty apartment, and the program office. There is also a swimming pool and BBQ in the backyard. The Casa is near public transportation including bus stops and a subway station. Adjacent to Casa Holden is the other Pepperdine facility, Casa Olleros, where students take their classes. Casa Olleros features the Patagonia Library, four classrooms (Pampa, Cuyo, Noroeste, and Mesopotamia), and a large study area.

Florence, Italy

Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance. Home to Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, and the patron Medici family, it is known as one of the world's epicenters of art, literature, math, history, innovation, and tradition. Spanning the Arno River in the province of Tuscany in central Italy, this former republic and once capital of Italy provides an ideal location for students of any discipline. While Florence is located almost at the center of the Italian peninsula, France, Switzerland, Austria, and all of central Europe are only hours away.

Located at Viale Milton 41, the Pepperdine facility is within walking distance of Florence's history city center and the city's main railway station, Santa Maria Novella. Approximately 41 students live in the Villa during the academic year. The Villa di Loreto and Residenza Tagliaferri house students, the visiting faculty family, classrooms, the library, the computer lab, the student center, laundry facilities, and the program office.

Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg is a historic city situated along the banks of the Neckar River in southern Germany. Heidelberg is steeped in history as the home of Germany's oldest university, which opened its doors in 1386, and to the world-famous Heidelberg Castle perched as a sentinel overlooking the storybook city center. Pepperdine's longest continuously operated program, Heidelberg has been hosting Pepperdine students since 1963.

Three hundred yards from the entrance to Heidelberg's famous castle (Schloß), Moore Haus provides easy access to the bustling main street (Hauptstraße) of Old Town Heidelberg, but is located in the peaceful setting of a quiet, wooded neighborhood. The facilities in Moore Haus contain a library, a computer lab, administrative offices, dorm rooms, a student center, and a faculty apartment. Students attend classes in facilities at Hauptstraße 92, approximately a fifteen-minute walk from Moore Haus, in the heart of the busy Altstadt (Old Town).

Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne is located in the French-speaking canton of Vaud in Western Switzerland, on the shores of picturesque Lake Geneva, nestled majestically among the Swiss and French Alps. Lausanne is situated near the headquarters for the International Olympic Committee, the United Nations, and many other European companies and organizations. It is also a popular city for outdoor recreational activities such as sailing, hiking, skiing, and snowboarding. It is known for being one of the safest cities in Europe with an outstanding public transportation system, and is centrally located granting easy train and plane access to most major European cities.

The Pepperdine facility at Maison du Lac is located near the center of Lausanne. The Lausanne house overlooks a view of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) and the French Alps. The seven-story facility is equipped with the program office, three classrooms, student dorm rooms, the visiting faculty apartment, several study rooms, a library, a student center, a cafeteria, and a communal kitchen.

London, United Kingdom

London is one of the world's largest and most important cultural and commercial centers. A global crossroad, London is an intersection of history and modernity, literature, culture, and world business. Students who study in the London program have the opportunity to experience the city's countless theatres, famous museums, numerous parks, varied shopping districts, and iconic tourist attractions such as British Parliament, the London Eye, the Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace.

Pepperdine's facility, 56 Prince's Gate is located in South Kensington, minutes away from the University of London's Imperial College of Science, Medicine, and Technology, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Museum of Natural History, Royal Albert Hall, and Hyde Park. The house is a Victorian Grade II listed building that underwent an extensive remodel in 2008. The house includes student dorm rooms, a kitchen, a student center, two classrooms, a library, the visiting faculty apartment, and the program office.

Shanghai, China

Shanghai, the largest city in the People's Republic of China, is locted on the Yangtze River in eastern China. Since the recent lifting of market restrictions, Shanghai has been a leading force in Chine economic reform, emerging as a dynamic international metropolis with a striking juxtaposition of the most modern and traditional Chinese elements.

Students live in the Pepperdine owned Shanghai Jia, meaning house. The Pepperdine facility is located in the French Concession area of Shanghai near the American Consulate. The facility houses student rooms, the visiting faculty apartment, classrooms, a library, a computer lab, a student center, laundry facilities, and the program office. The Jia is conveniently situated between two subway stations and two bus stops.

Washington D.C., USA

Though best known as the United States capital, Washington, D.C. is, a global gathering place that hosts over 175 foreign embassies, as well as the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, and nonprofit organizations. Students of every major are drawn to this picturesque location at the convergence of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, and know it as a city of austere monuments, grandiose historic structures, and of course the delicate cherry blossoms that blanket the city each spring. Students in the Washington DC program reside at the heart of the nation's capital only three blocks from the White House, and gain highly personalized access to prominent public officials, scholars, activists, journalists, and diplomats. At the forefront of global symposia, seminars, conferences, and cultural exchanges, students have exposure to what is happening daily in every corner of the world.

Students reside in Pepperdine University's newest facility located at 2011 Pennsylvania Avenue in modern and spacious four-person suites. Steps from two metro stops, across the street from George Washington University and just a few short blocks from Georgetown University, the Washington, D.C. campus is in the center of the best shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and parks that the city has to offer.