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Alumni Interview: Diorgenes Borges from Brazil

When his company in Brazil relocated Diorgenes to Houston, it was only for a short period. After just a few months working part time and studying English in our program, the company decided to give him a permanent position in … Continue reading

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Alumni Interview: Asya Ozkizilcik from Turkey

When she first came to the United States from Turkey,  Asya was planning to stay for only six months. She wanted to improve her English quickly. Now, seven years later, Asya obtained a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from University of … Continue reading

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Deepak Uniyal’s ESL Story

Deepak Uniyal was a student in our Intensive English Program almost three years ago. He recently earned his third master’s degree: an MS in Human Resource Development from University of Houston. Deepak, we are so proud of your accomplishments and … Continue reading

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Alumni Interview: Priscilla Araya from Costa Rica

Before coming to our Intensive English Program, Priscilla had studied business administration and marketing in Costa Rica. She started in level 2 and in only ten months  completed our six-level core program. Shortly after going back home, she was hired … Continue reading

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Entrevista a una alumna: Priscilla Araya de Costa Rica

Antes de ingresar a nuestro Programa de Inglés Intensivo, Priscilla había estudiado administración de negocios y mercadeo en Costa Rica. Comenzó en el nivel 2 y en sólo diez meses completó nuestro programa esencial de seis niveles. Poco después de … 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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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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Perfect Spring Weather for a Picnic on the Lawn

Yesterday our ESL students made the most of Houston’s beautiful springtime weather and had a picnic on the lawn! Lounging in the shade of Rice University’s trees, students spread out on blankets to enjoy the warm breeze, fresh sandwiches, cold … 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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