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Study Abroad: The Rinker Center for Experiential Learning

David and Leighan Rinker, with the Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Foundation, have established the Rinker Center for Experiential Learning (CEL). The center provides engaged, academic travel experiences for students. Educational benefits of the programs include understanding the history and culture of the country visited, as well as increasing employability.

Through these programs, you will learn to appreciate the cultural expressions of the country, including artwork, literature, languages, religion and architecture, as well as living as what it is like a Christian abroad.


Popular semester abroad programs:

  • London (see below)
  • Italy (see below)
  • Chile
  • Paris
  • New Zealand
  • Oxford
  • Edinburgh
  • Uganda
  • Prague



Previous Travel Study trips have included:

  • Athens, Greece
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  • Berlin, Germany

Contact Us

CEL Office
Okeechobee Hall 108
(561) 803-2544

Rinker Center for Experiential Learning Website

Semester in London

Spend a semester in London through PBA's Study Abroad programs.

Travel to the center of Europe with a group of PBA students, accompanied by a PBA faculty member. Enjoy group excursions and be enrolled at University of Roehampton, London's only campus university. The University of Roehampton has a broad range of expertise across the areas of education, arts and humanities, human and life sciences and social sciences. 




Semester in Italy

Enjoy all Italy has to offer alongside a group of other PBA students! While enrolled at Lorenzo de' Medici School, engage in a comprehensive academic program, and experience hands-on coursework in art restoration, design, film and archeology. Choose from Florence, Rome or the Three-In-One (Rome, Tuscani, Venice) semester programs and make strong connections to the community and participate in community projects, student clubs and festivals for various academic activities.