Jul 23, 2024  
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Rinker Center for Experiential Learning

Ms. Wendy Simpson, Coordinator

Through the Rinker Center for Experiential Learning students can pursue a variety of global 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.

Study Abroad

PBA students are eligible to study abroad when they reach junior academic-standing (60+ credit hours) and have completed two semesters at PBA. With help from an RCEL Study Abroad Advisor, PBA 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.

With more than 20 locations available, students will be able to find the experience that is best for them.

  • London, England 
  • Cape Town, South Africa 
  • Oxford, England
  • Florence and Rome, Italy 
  • Amman, Jordan 
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Dunedin, New Zealand 
  • Armenia, Colombia
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • And more!
Class Abroad

In addition to semester-long 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, Germany, and the Galapagos. Students receive academic credit for the course while gaining hands-on experience in their studies.

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