Helpful Tips for Traveling Overseas

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A VPN is sometimes necessary to have when traveling abroad. The purpose of this is to extend a private network across a public network through a safe and encrypted connection. This enables you to to send and receive data without concern, especially if you would like to access sites that may be geographically restricted.

You are recommended to install Pepperdine’s VPN to access our network through the following link,

If Pepperdine’s VPN doesn’t work, you can consider ExpressVPN. It’s free for the first 30 days. For more information, please click on the following link:


In regards to email, please view the link below.

Authenticating your Laptop/Cellphone with DUO

Authenticating your devices with DUO is valuable so you can access Pepperdine’s online services like email, WaveNet, Google Suite, etc. on your device. 

If you will be using a mobile device to access our campus network that has not been registered on our network before, please visit the link below.

Click on the first orange button labeled “Secure Connect Portal Login” and follow the screen prompts. You can set your login to expire in 90 days. 

Cell Phone Rentals

If you need to rent a cellphone while you’re overseas, Cellular Abroad is a place to start. Please click the following link to be directed to their home page, .

Otherwise, check with your cell phone company to see what options they may have for overseas data plans.

Other resources from Pepperdine’s International Programs

We hope this information is helpful, and the Law I.T. staff is wishing you a wonderful trip!