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ESL Students Watch Houston Rockets’ Close Win

The Rockets played the Dallas Mavericks Friday and, once again, our students enjoyed all the excitement a Houston Rockets home game has to offer. While passing giant buckets of popcorn, they joined in the “Let’s go, Rockets” cheer, helping our … Continue reading

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Chilly and Sparkly at the Spectacular Houston Zoo Lights

The last social activity of the year for Rice Intensive English Program students was a holiday party followed by a trip to the Houston Zoo Lights. We closed the year with a bang! Students gathered in the Dean’s Commons to … Continue reading

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Two Unicorns and a Woman Riding a Flamingo

October is here and so are the cooler temperatures, fall festivals and…our traditional Halloween Pizza Party and Costume Contest! Intensive English students and teachers alike wore very original costumes with a wide variety of themes. Among the usual witches and … Continue reading

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Diorgenes Borges do Brasil

Quando a companhia de Diogenes o transferiu para Houston, era so por um curto período. Depois de apenas alguns meses trabalhando meio expediente e estudando inglês em nosso programa, a empresa decidiu dar a ele uma posição permanente em sua … Continue reading

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Alumni Interview: Diorgenes Borges from Brazil

When his company in Brazil relocated Diorgenes to Houston, it was only for a short period. After just a few months working part time and studying English in our program, the company decided to give him a permanent position in … Continue reading

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Türkiye’den Asya Özkizilcik

Türkiye’den Asya Özkızılcık, Rice Üniversitesi’ndeki İngilizce Dil Eğitimi (ESL) programında İngilizce öğrendi ve Arkansas Üniversitesi’ne bağlı Biyomedikal Mühendisliği bölümünden doktora (Ph.D.) diplomasını aldı. (Interview first published in the Study in the USA website, “Öğrenci Deneyimleri ve Söyleşiler” section, on June … Continue reading

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Alumni Interview: Asya Ozkizilcik from Turkey

When she first came to the United States from Turkey,  Asya was planning to stay for only six months. She wanted to improve her English quickly. Now, seven years later, Asya obtained a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from University of … Continue reading

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Deepak Uniyal’s ESL Story

Deepak Uniyal was a student in our Intensive English Program almost three years ago. He recently earned his third master’s degree: an MS in Human Resource Development from University of Houston. Deepak, we are so proud of your accomplishments and … Continue reading

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Meeting and Greeting on Independence Day

On 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 … Continue reading

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Alumni Interview: Priscilla Araya from Costa Rica

Before coming to our Intensive English Program, Priscilla had studied business administration and marketing in Costa Rica. She started in level 2 and in only ten months  completed our six-level core program. Shortly after going back home, she was hired … Continue reading

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