Category Archives: Social Activities

ESL Students “Strike” Up New Friendships at Bowling Night!

With classes meeting four hours daily for seven week sessions, we often think we know our Intensive English students very well by the middle of the session…but sometimes they still surprise us! Last week, we discovered that a number of … Continue reading

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Magic and Popcorn at Intensive English Program Movie Night

On Wednesday our ESL students experienced what nerds across the world have known for years: Harry Potter brings people together. Just like magic! The newest installment of the Harry Potter movie franchise, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, did … Continue reading

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ESL students admire art from their own countries at the MFAH

Houston is home to dozens of great museums, ranging from the educational (Museum of Natural Science) to the eclectic (Art Car Museum!). This week, our Intensive English Program students had the opportunity to visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, … Continue reading

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Line Dancing Lessons Get ESL Students Rodeo Ready!

When you’re driving along a main street in Houston and find yourself surrounded by horseback riders and covered wagons, you know it’s time for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo! As Houstonians, this is one of our favorite events to … Continue reading

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ESL Students Cheer on Rockets for Another Win!

Our Houston Rockets are currently ranked 3rd in the NBA Western Conference, so our ESL students were ready for a good game when we watched the Rockets take on Orlando Magic last Tuesday! Watching the game was entertaining for our … Continue reading

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Gifts and Games Galore at the Rice Intensive English Holiday Party!

‘Twas the night before finals and all through the city, ESL students were studying most intently. They needed a break or their tired brains were done, So we were off to Dave & Buster’s to have well-earned fun!’ Yesterday was … Continue reading

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Not the Same Old Song and Dance: ESL students add flair to the annual karaoke party!

It’s always fun to see our students show off their many varied talents, and one of the best opportunities for them to do so is our annual karaoke party! This year was especially fun, as we had students perform songs … Continue reading

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Rice ESL Students Do the Zoo!

Although the first day of fall in Texas isn’t quite cool enough for sweaters, Thursday was sunny and breezy, PERFECT weather for a trip to the Houston Zoo. ESL students spent the day wandering around Houston’s 55 acre zoo, thoroughly … Continue reading

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Ice Breakers and Snacks at the Fall Meet and Greet

Here at the Rice University Intensive English Program we’ve started a brand new session, and almost half of our currently enrolled students are new to the program, so we hosted one of our new session Meet and Greets! Both new … Continue reading

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Movie Night with Friends, Popcorn…and Dinosaurs!

We’ve had a few rainy afternoons this week in Houston, and one of the best things to do when it’s raining is settle into the couch and watch a movie…so that’s what our ESL students did on Wednesday. We stayed … Continue reading

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