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Gravy, Games and Gratitude at the Rice ESL Thanksgiving Luncheon

Happy Fall, Y’all! On a chilly November week, our intensive English students gathered together to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season and contemplate what they’re thankful for in life. Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated in the United States … Continue reading

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ESL Students Celebrate International Education Week with Food and Dancing

This week is International Education Week, a time to highlight the benefits of international education and exchange. With students from five continents and 25 different countries this session, the Rice Intensive English Program has a lot to celebrate – and celebrate … Continue reading

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Say “Boo” to Halloween!

ESL students donned their most “spooktacular” costumes this week for our annual Halloween Pizza Party & Costume Contest. From adorable angels and butterflies to downright frightening monsters, Intensive English students put on a show! But there were no tricks, only … Continue reading

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You are welcome here!

The Rice University English as a Second Language Program is taking part in the #YouAreWelcomeHere movement. This national social media campaign is spreading a friendly welcome message from U.S. higher education to international students around the world. We have welcomed … Continue reading

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A Cooler-Than-You-Think Visit to the Museum of Fine Arts

Rice University ESL students enjoyed experiencing the vibrant and growing arts community in Houston, beating the heat to cool off in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. One of the largest museums in the United States, the MFAH holds a … Continue reading

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Fireworks at the Bingo Table

ESL students celebrated the “Red, White and Blue” at Rice University, enjoying American staples like hot dogs, chili dogs, and veggie burgers. America’s biggest holiday, Independence Day, celebrates the day the American colonies declared themselves independent of the British Empire. … Continue reading

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Rice ESL Students Roam the Houston Zoo

Rice University intensive English students enjoyed a shady day at the Houston Zoo Tuesday, where they marveled at lions and elephants and beat the heat at the aquarium. Nestled in Hermann Park, just a short walk east of Rice University … Continue reading

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Perfect Spring Weather for a Picnic on the Lawn

Yesterday our ESL students made the most of Houston’s beautiful springtime weather and had a picnic on the lawn! Lounging in the shade of Rice University’s trees, students spread out on blankets to enjoy the warm breeze, fresh sandwiches, cold … Continue reading

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ESL Students Get Their Boots on for the Rodeo!

The sun was shining and the weather was perfect for learning to line dance Wednesday! Every year we take students to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to experience the largest rodeo in the world and something truly Houstonian. To … Continue reading

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ESL Students Watch the Houston Rockets Work Their “Magic” on Orlando

Our students watched history being made on Tuesday night as the Houston Rockets took on the Orlando Magic and Houston’s star player, James Harden, broke league records left and right! We enjoyed an incredible game, watching Harden score a record … Continue reading

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