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Alumni Spotlight: José Adrián Viloria

José Adrián is an architect by trade, and the Intensive English Program at Rice University helped him pursue his dream of becoming…a chef and restaurant owner! Here is how the story began for this Venezuelan entrepreneur: Even though he always … Continue reading

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Alumni Spotlight: Ameera Aleissa

Ever since she was a little girl, Ameera was aware of the importance of English as a global language. When she decided to study information systems in her native Saudi Arabia, she knew that most of the program would be … Continue reading

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Alumni Spotlight: Henry Quiroz

Henry had a clear-cut goal when he decided to study English: he wanted to study and work overseas. With a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Chile and an MS in economics and finance from the University … Continue reading

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Alumni Spotlight: Priscilla Araya

Before coming to our Intensive English Program, Priscilla had studied business administration and marketing in Costa Rica. She started in level 2 of our six-level core program and studied with us for ten months. Now she is a global administrative … 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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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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ESL Students Savor the Flavor of Summer in Houston

Last week, our hard working Intensive English students earned themselves a special treat…an ice cream social! This is one of our favorite events of the year, as both our morning and afternoon students have the opportunity to mingle with students … Continue reading

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