Meeting and Greeting on Independence Day

IMG_4037_BOn July 3rd, the Intensive English students at Rice University were invited to an early 4th of July celebration. The 4th of July or Independence Day is a holiday when the United States celebrates the day it declared its independence from Great Britain. Our students got a taste of the holiday’s traditional eats, such as hot dogs and burgers, while all-American music played in the background and fireworks flashed on the common’s video screen. Students learned about some of our Independence Day traditions, as well as some interesting facts about the holiday—Who knew that around 150 million hot dogs are consumed in the U.S. each year on July 4th?

This lively student activity was hosted only three days into the summer session, so it was a great opportunity for new students to learn a little bit about American culture and meet their classmates. We have a great group of students this session, and we can’t wait until our next social activity!

Author: Milagros Lugo-Amador, Assistant Director

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