Category Archives: Social Activities

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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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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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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