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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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ESL Students Get Their Boots on for the Rodeo!

The sun was shining and the weather was perfect for learning to line dance Wednesday! Every year we take students to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to experience the largest rodeo in the world and something truly Houstonian. To … Continue reading

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ESL Students Watch the Houston Rockets Work Their “Magic” on Orlando

Our students watched history being made on Tuesday night as the Houston Rockets took on the Orlando Magic and Houston’s star player, James Harden, broke league records left and right! We enjoyed an incredible game, watching Harden score a record … Continue reading

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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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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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