Prepare to Go Abroad in Six Steps

You Did It!

Congratulations on your acceptance to a Pepperdine International Program! You are now part of a proud legacy that spans generations and stretches across continents. Ask any IP alum and they will tell you that your study abroad transformation doesn't start when your airplane lands - it starts NOW! The information below will help you as you begin your journey, and if you have questions, our office is here to help.

pre-departure checklist

Study Abroad in Six Steps:

  • Prep Your Passport (and Second Passport, if needed)

  • Secure Your Visa.

    • Find out if you need a visa for your program and/or Educational Field Trip(s). 
    • Attend your Preparation & Visa Workshop.
      • See our Calendar Page for details, and keep an eye on your email.
    • Submit a copy of your visa to IP.
      • Summer 2021: Due May 21, 2021.
      • Academic Year 2021-22, Fall 2021: Due August 20, 2021.
      • Spring 2022: Due December 17, 2021.
  • Register for Classes.

    • Register for any prerequisites that you need to take before going abroad. Your registration appointment is listed on your WaveNet account.
      • Summer 2021: Register for prerequisites that you will take in Spring 2021 in January 2021.
      • Academic Year 2021-22 and Fall 2021: Register for prerequisites that you will take in Spring 2021 in November 2020.
      • Spring 2022: Register for prerequisites that you will take in Spring 2021 in November 2020, and register for prerequisites you will take in Fall 2021 in April 2021.
    • Register for the courses you will take abroad. Your registration appointment is listed on your WaveNet account.
      • Summer 2021: Register for the courses will take abroad in January 2021.
      • Academic Year 2021-22: Register for the courses will take abroad in Fall 2021 in April 2021. Register for the courses will take abroad in Spring 2022 in November 2021.
      • Fall 2021: Register for the courses will take abroad in April 2021.
      • Spring 2022: Register for the courses will take abroad in November 2021.
  • Get Oriented.

    • You are required to attend the mandatory Orientation Session(s) for your program and complete all required Orientation modules. Orientations for Summer 2021, Academic Year 2021-22, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 will take place during the Spring 2021 term. Details will be emailed to you. 
  • Handle Health Steps.

  • Complete your Health Clearance Form and submit to IP.
    • Washington, D.C. Internship Summer 2021: May 14, 2021
    • Programs Departing in September 2021: July 16, 2021
    • Programs Departing in January 2022: November 19, 2021
  • Learn about GeoBlue Global Health Services.
  • Register for any necessary accommodations with the Office of Student Accessibility.
  • Finalize Your Flight.

    • If you're flying separately from the group, submit your itinerary to IP.
      • Washington, D.C. Summer 2021: Not required (itineraries provided to IP by Corniche Travel)
      • Programs Departing in September 2021: July 16, 2021
      • Programs Departing in January 2022: November 19, 2021
    • Pack your bags!

You probably have more questions about your specific program, which is why we have program pages with lots of detailed info! Find yours by clicking here. Deadlines and events are also listed on our Calendar page. As always, if you have questions please don't hesitate to connect with us virtually

Bon Voyage,