Jul 24, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025 
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

Rinker Center for Experiential Learning

Mrs. Wendy Simpson Eynon, Manager

The Rinker Center for Experiential Learning offers students a variety of global opportunities through which students can complement their studies through international experiences. Participation in these opportunities is an educational privilege awarded to students in good standing in the areas of academics, discipline, Workship, and Chapel. RCEL facilitates a variety of rigorous international academic programs, as well as volunteer opportunities abroad for students and faculty to serve.

Semester Abroad

PBA students are eligible for a semester abroad experience when they reach junior academic-standing (60+ credit hours) and have completed two semesters at PBA. With guidance 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 a wide range of locations and academic programs available, students will be able to find the experience that is best suited for them.

  • London, England 
  • Cape Town, South Africa 
  • Oxford, England
  • Jerusalem, Israel
  • Florence, Italy 
  • Cusco, Peru 
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Klaipeda, Lithuania
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • And more!
Class Abroad

In addition to semester-long programs, students can participate in faculty-led short-term programs known as Class Abroad. Each Class Abroad program is planned by PBA faculty members who organize an academic course with an international travel component. In the past, such trips have included destinations like Israel, Paris, Vietnam, 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.