Category Archives: Social Activities

Intensive English Students Have an Intensive Texan Experience

Intensive English Students got a real taste of Texas this week, as they learned to line-dance, enjoyed the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, and experienced the concert of a lifetime with rock legend, Carlos Santana. HLSR’s fantastic volunteers came to … Continue reading

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We Love Our ESL Students and Teachers!

In the United States, people celebrate Valentine’s Day by exchanging Valentine’s cards, candy or flowers with friends, family and their significant other, and telling their loved ones how much they appreciate them. We expressed our love for ESL students and … Continue reading

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Red Nation Rocks!

This week students watched the Houston Rockets take on New Orleans Pelicans. It was an exciting game that was tense right up until the last point was won – the Pelicans scored a 12 point lead within the last two … Continue reading

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ESL Students Had a Merry and Bright Visit to the Houston Zoo Lights

The winter holidays are finally here and students in the Intensive English Program got to celebrate the season with a bang! To start, we had dinner and tried a variety of Christmas cookies before having a festive gift exchange at … Continue reading

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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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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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