About Rice and Houston
Rice University is a private, coeducational institution known for its academic excellence and the achievements of its faculty, graduates and students. Rice offers outstanding programs in engineering, science, managerial studies, the humanities and the arts.
Facilities of the university available to students in the Intensive English Program include the library and recreation center. Most activities are available, including sports, exhibitions, concerts, films and lectures.
Rice University is committed to equal opportunity in education and employment. Rice does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status. Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
The Houston metropolitan area has a population of over 6 million. The city boasts two international airports, museums, operas, festivals, theaters, concerts, professional sporting events, outstanding restaurants, one of the world’s foremost medical centers, the NASA Johnson Space Center and many other attractions, including the annual Houston International Festival and Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Large retail centers such as the Galleria make Houston a favorite shopping destination for visitors from all over the world. Galveston’s beaches, less than an hour away, afford many recreational opportunities.