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Rice Football Clinic 2014

Goooooo Owls! Ever watch an American football game and felt completely confused?! You’re not alone! To help you learn the rules of football in a fun way, the Rice football team has offered to give the Rice International Community a special night of fun. Each attendee will also receive a free Rice football t-shirt! The […]

Rice Travel Opportunities

OISS was fortunate enough to have Dan Stypa, Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs, join us for some great travel opportunities for the Rice population!  Two programs may be particularly useful for you as you plan to explore the world: 1) The Rice Alumni Travel program, and 2) Vacation Travel Opportunities.  These opportunities are partnered through […]

Tax Updates

On Tuesday, March 20, 2012, the OISS sponsored two Tax Workshops with well over 100 attendees. The presenters came back with these general questions that seemed to be repeated by several Rice internationals. You can access the powerpoint presentation at: http://oiss.rice.edu/uploadedFiles/Docs/2012.Tax.Workshop.pdf Don’t forget to get your Glacier Tax Software password at the OISS for $2 […]

Rice International B-Ball Team Mirrors University’s Internationalization Efforts

Evidence of Rice’s recent years of international expansion efforts, as a result of the Vision for the Second Century’s (V2C) goals, are seen, felt, and experienced throughout the campus daily. Almost one in every five students walking across campus is a student from another country (including total populations of graduate and undergraduate students).  Everyone at […]

Congratulations Dong Kyu Kim, the winner of our IEW Ping Pong Tournament!!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated!  You all helped make our first ever Ping Pong Tournament a great success! We especially want to thank the Rice Rec Center and the Rice Table Tennis Club for co-sponsoring the event, and the Rice Table Tennis Club President, Yezi Dong, for helping us coordinate the event. […]

How To Carve a Pumpkin!

Here’s an illustrated guide on how to carve the most amazing pumpkin for Halloween, courtesy of our FISS Pumpkin Carving event.   Step 1: Choose a pumpkin. Any pumpkin. It should be orange and relatively round, but size is up to you. Bigger ones are better if you decide to use a template from a […]

Guten tag from Germany!

I’m writing from the beautiful city of Leipzig!  I just arrived this morning after a short train ride from Berlin where I spent the last week.  The time spent there was so amazing, it is hard to put it all in words. My visit to Germany is part of a two week Fulbright program for […]

Requesting Letters from OISS

As an international student or scholar, you might need a letter from OISS to verify your status, and we are more than happy to help. To make the process a little smoother, we have updated our website with a convenient form with which you can request your letters. Here’s how it works: No matter what […]

Summer International College 2011

Every summer, Rice has many international students, scholars and faculty who are on campus doing research, studying or working. The goal of the Summer International College is to bring fun, and educational programming to our International community during this time so they can get out and meet other Internationals as well as participate in interesting […]

Work, part 2: Off-Campus Employment

In our first posting about working, we talked about getting a job on campus. But let’s say that cataloguing books at Fondren Library or lifeguarding at the Rec Center – excellent opportunities though they may be! – don’t quite meet your expectation of experiencing the wider world during your stay in Houston. As an international […]