Tag Archives: Turkey

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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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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Alumni Spotlight: Firdevs Ilci

Firdevs already spoke English before coming to the Rice University Intensive English Program. “Before I came to the U.S., my English was not so bad, but I was too shy to speak.” She was hired by Turkish Petroleum Corporation, Turkey’s … Continue reading

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Alumni Spotlight: Erhan and Reyhan Basaran

When they came to the Rice University Intensive English Program, Erhan and Reyhan were newly married. Besides getting used to their new life as a married couple, they were both trying to adjust to life in Houston and dealing with … Continue reading

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Alumni Spotlight: Asya Ozkizilcik

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 but didn’t have a lot of time, so she needed to find a program that … Continue reading

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