Jun 29, 2022  
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Rinker Center for Experiential Learning

Mrs. Danielle Hawk, Coordinator

Students can pursue a variety of opportunities to complement their studies through international education. Participation in these opportunities is an educational privilege awarded to students in good standing in the areas of academics, discipline, Workship, and Chapel. RCEL offers a variety of rigorous international academic programs, as well as volunteer opportunities abroad for students and faculty to serve.

International Travel Fee

All faculty, staff, students and guests who travel internationally with PBA are required to pay the International Travel Fee. This fee partially offsets the costs of enrollment in the travel application management system as well as other operational and administrative expenses.

Study Abroad

PBA students are encouraged to study abroad during their junior or senior year for a semester or a summer through the Rinker Center for Experiential Learning. With help from an RCEL Study Abroad Advisor, study abroad students are able to enroll in their preferred host university abroad, receiving full academic credit towards their four-year degree plan, all while utilizing most or all of their financial aid.

While there are over twenty study abroad program locations, some of the most popular programs are listed below:

  • London
  • New Zealand
  • Oxford
  • Colombia
  • Edinburgh
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Chile
  • Italy
  • Uganda
Class Abroad

In addition to study abroad programs, the RCEL office offers short-term, faculty-led programs, known as Class Abroad. Each Class Abroad program is planned by select faculty members who organize an academic course with an international travel component. In the past, such trips have included destinations like Israel, Paris, China, and Germany. Students receive academic credit for the course while getting hands-on experience in their studies.

Any interested students should contact the RCEL office at CEL@pba.edu for further information, or visit the office in Okeechobee Hall 119.