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Rice University

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program [Houston, Texas]


  • The program is in the heart of Houston, the nation’s fourth largest and most culturally diverse city in the United States. Named one of the “World’s Greatest Places of 2021” by Time Magazine, Houston boasts a unique cultural landscape and a vibrant food scene. There are fun and exciting outdoor activities and places to experience nature in and around Houston. The program offers a number of social activities on campus and trips to nearby places of interest.
  • All intensive English classes are offered in a modern building in a growing and lively area of campus. Classrooms feature state-of-the art technology to enrich the student learning experience and the building has comfortable indoor and outdoor areas where students can mingle and relax.
  • Intensive English instructors are experienced teachers with advanced degrees who employ the most recent advances in second language methodology. The program staff provides orientation, academic advising for university admissions and immigration counseling as part of the personal attention students receive.
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Private
      Establishment : 1978
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA / SACS
      Enrollment : 50 - 125
      Average Class Size : 12
      Airport Pickup : Student Arranged
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Welcome to the Rice University Intensive English Program. We have opened our doors to students from over 125 different countries over the past forty years. We are located in the heart of Houston, Texas, a vibrant multicultural city. Many of our students are preparing for graduate or undergraduate studies. Others already have professional degrees or are here just to improve their language skills. The best part about our program is that we attract interesting students from all parts of the world. We hope you will join us!

      Dr. Kathleen Sayers
      Associate Dean
      Rice University
    • Rice University
      English as a Second Language Program - MS 560

      PO Box 1892
      Houston, Texas  77251-1892  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (713) 348-4019
      FAX: +1 (713) 348-3161
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • Surrounding Area
    • About the College/University
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
  • Study Options
    • Intensive English Program (IEP)

    • Overview
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 7 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 7,14,21,28 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: High School Graduate
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2024
      7 WEEKS:
      4/27 - 6/236/23 - 8/228/24 - 10/1910/19 - 12/15
    • Costs
      US$ 100 (Testing & Registration)
      TUITION FEE (2024)
      7 WEEKS US$ 2,850
      7 WEEKS N/A N/A Contact the School
      Airport Pickup Service
      Student Arranged (Taxi, Bus or Car Service)
    • Remarks / Other Information
  • Location
    • United States Houston, Texas
    • Location
      Rice University
      English as a Second Language Program - MS 560

      PO Box 1892 Houston, Texas  77251-1892  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From George Bush Intercontinental Airport:
      It is the student’s responsibility to arrange their transportation from the airport to campus. It takes 35 minutes from George Bush International Airport by car.

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