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International Programs

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Since 1963 Pepperdine University has offered students the opportunity to develop an international perspective by making the study abroad program an integral part of their college career. Each of the five schools at Pepperdine offers unique international programs to facilitate global learning opportunities that influence, shape, and improve student lives and careers. Students are encouraged to participate in multicultural and/or international study experiences and are instilled with the conviction that they must be fully engaged citizens of local communities, as well as responsible members of national and international communities.

Select Pepperdine courses are available at the following international locations:

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Florence, Italy
  • Heidelberg, Germany
  • Lausanne, Switzerland
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Shanghai, China
  • Washington D.C., United States

Seaver College

At least 50 percent of all Seaver undergraduate students study abroad during their sophomore year. Year-round residential programs in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Florence, Italy; Heidelberg, Germany; Lausanne, Switzerland; London, United Kingdom; and Shanghai, China offer Seaver students a unique opportunity to gain both an academic and a personal understanding of other cultures, institutions, and languages.

Summer language programs in French, German, Italian, and Spanish allow students to complete their language requirements. Other summer international programs provide special opportunities to focus on biology, business, humanities, music, and theatre.

Upon graduation, many students conclude that participation in one of these international programs was the single most significant experience of their undergraduate years.

Visit the International Programs website for more information.

The Graziadio School of Business and Management

The Graziadio School gives students the global business savvy to successfully compete in an increasingly international marketplace through its many study abroad programs. Degree programs that incorporate study abroad include the international MBA and the master's in global business, which offer comprehensive real-world learning both in the classroom and overseas in countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Students in all programs have the opportunity to study for a week or more abroad for course credit at one of our prestigious partner universities.

Visit Global Programs for more information.

Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP)

The organizational change management program at Pepperdine GSEP is a unique executive seminar-style program that prepares individuals to lead and facilitate strategic change in organizations. The EdD in organizational change management is offered in a series of 12, eight-day seminar-style sessions held at various national and international locations, including the University of Monterrey in Mexico.

Visit the Pepperdine GSEP website for more information.

School of Law

The Pepperdine School of Law offers international programs in Augsburg, Germany; London, United Kingdom; and Seoul, South Korea. These study abroad programs offer students at Pepperdine Law a unique opportunity to examine the foundation of the American legal system while exploring international cultures in Asia and Europe.

Visit the School of Law website for more information.

School of Public Policy

Pepperdine students at the School of Public Policy (SPP) aspiring towards public policy jobs in the international arena may choose a concentration in international affairs. In this program, SPP students organize concentrations around a regional interest and develop a comparative and international framework for public policy.

Visit the School of Public Policy website for more information.