Small College. Big World. Experience Both.

The Rutherfoord Center for Experiential Learning ensures that you can connect and interact with real-world experiences beginning in your first year and extending through your last. Develop a global perspective and build your creative thinking and problem-solving skills in a tangible way that translates in the increasingly competitive job market.

Made possible by the generosity of Jean Hall Rutherfoord, Hollins class of 1974, and her husband, Thomas D. Rutherfoord Jr., the Rutherfoord Center encompasses study abroad at an array of destinations around the world; domestic and international internships; initiatives that promote innovation and engagement while connecting academic work with practical application; leadership practice; and undergraduate research projects conducted in close partnership with Hollins faculty.

The Rutherfoord Center guarantees every student can pursue each of these programs throughout their four years at Hollins. At the same time, they gain mentorship; receive expert help in identifying leadership, study abroad, research, and career options; and explore prospects for financial assistance. Read the full news announcement from February 2020 about the center here.