We educate students through experiences!  Enjoy learning at one of the most beautiful and unique student programs in America.  


Semester by the Sea is located at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, CA.  Experience over 300 acres of educational classrooms and outdoor wonderland surrounded by National Park lands. In the mountains above the sea, Semester by the Sea is designed to be a retreat for students with easy access to all the cultural experiences of Southern California. 



Semester by the Sea hosts students in abroad style programs just above the ocean on 300 acres of shady oaks, peaceful meadows, ponds and creeks, adventurous trails, and beautiful educational facilities. We have full student services including housing, dining, classrooms, event space, tech services, transportation to the LA basin, and a full complement of student life and facility staff. We are looking for universities that want to plug their faculty into our program and host classes on the beach, in living laboratories in the greater LA region, or in one of the state of the art classrooms on our property. Bring your syllabus and we will provide the rest.

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Pepperdine Students

Experience Pepperdine's best off-campus housing program!  Designed for 75 students who are looking for a private student community with all the features of a secluded resort.  Private houses and cabins around the edge of the resort remain steps away from restaurants, the best gym in Malibu, pools, ponds, student recreation center, and great outdoor facilities.   Features that set us apart from other off-campus housing includes unlimited meal plans at our resort restaurants, free programs, and events hosted by Pepperdine Students, individual leases for each student, and a staff who have served as a student affairs dean at Pepperdine and other colleges. 

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