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We believe that international students and scholars at Rice serve as a vital bridge in cross-cultural understanding

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orientationWelcome new Rice international students! We look forward to meeting you during your mandatory international orientation program!
All new students are required to attend their respective orientation program, as well as check in at OISS within 15 days of arrival in the U.S. Please make your travel plans accordingly. Please note that failure to attend orientation and check-in with OISS will result in a registration hold being placed on your student record and may affect your immigration status.

  2014 International Mandatory Orientation Dates: 

International MBA Students: August 4 at the Rice Welcome Center
International Undergraduates & Exchange Students: August 14-17.  For more information, please visit the iPREP webpage.
International Graduate Students: August 18-19 at Herzstein Auditorium

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Summer Programming LogoSummer Fun!  OISS is hosting plenty of fun and educational events this summer.  We'll have weekly Cookies & Cultural Conversation and trips to the Houston Zoo, Museum of Natural Science, NASA Houston Space Centerand much more!  Check out our schedule of events at: http://oiss.rice.edu/gateway.aspx?id=1266We look forward to seeing you there! 


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 Frequently Asked Questions 

OISS is launching our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage with answers to questions we hear most often. If you have a question that is not on our list, please feel free to send us an email at oiss@rice.edu or call our office at 713-348-6095 and we would be happy to assist you!


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