During the quarantined spring of 2020, we traveled with "My World" (virtual) tours to 16 countries on 6 continents (with almost 500 participants attending with us from Rice, as well as friends and families from various countries around the world). We heard amazing stories, and saw so much of the beauty of our world through Rice international students’ and scholars’ presentations and perspectives. The virtual My World trips were fascinating, educational, inspirational, heart-felt, relaxing and often made us hungry with all the great foods. The questions and discussions are so fun, and made us laugh and think – all at the same time. Thank you, thank you for the tours!
In celebration of International Education Week 2020, "My World" tours returned for an IEW special edition, and we got to enjoy three additional tours!
A special heart-felt THANK YOU goes to all of the leaders of each tour. Thank you to those who have joined us and participated with us. Stay tuned for what possible tours down the road might look like.
- Tuesday, 3/31 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil with Bárbara Magalhães – https://youtu.be/HvnN9kIJvCc
- Friday, 4/3 – Ecuador with Carlos Parra
- Tuesday, 4/7 – Algeria with Sofiane Louadah
- Friday, 4/10 – Lebanon with Jacques Doumani
- Friday, 4/17 – Mexico with Maria Corcuera
- Friday, 4/24 – St. Petersburg, Russia with Anna Guseva – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ar6459jYGc&t=95s; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-vLNe7pEv0&t=891s
- Tuesday, 4/28 – Argentina with Dr. Lujan Stasevicius – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXt0JhMitc0
- Friday, 5/1 – Brazil with Pedro Brandão Dias F. Pinto – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAE5R6Qf1Uk
- Tuesday, 5/5 – Adelaide, South Australia with Dr. Tom Coleman – Wiki page for Sir Donald Bradman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Bradman
- Friday, 5/8 – South Korea with Yuseon Kim
- Tuesday, 5/12 – Honduras with Dr. Luziris Pineda Turi – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xApFQ9g19T8
- Friday, 5/15 – Mongolia with Dr. Guanhui Gao
- Tuesday, 5/19 Wuhan, China with Thea Xu – https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/health/2020/04/08/covid-19-wuhan-ch...
- Friday, 5/22 – Costa Rica with Irene Mendez – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3ldfW6IZnM&list=PLJ6RoZdyqR7ox6cb910zz1...
- Tuesday, 5/26 – Berlin, Germany with Dr. Fatima Baig
- Friday, 5/29 – Puebla and Cholula, Mexico with Maria Corcuera
- Monday, 11/9 – Netherlands with Jesse van der Meulen – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxv6IRcuNaI&t=1s
- Wednesday, 11/11 – Learn to read Hangul in a few minutes (language spoken in South Korea) with Yuseon Kim
- Friday, 11/13 – Rice at SUSTech special live tour with Yiyi Yang and Harper (Tianyi) Bo
Rice News & Testimonial
Read the Rice News article about "My World" at http://news.rice.edu/2020/05/11/campus-kindness-international-students-show-off-their-home-countries-through-virtual-tours/
Testimonial from a presenter:
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to give a presentation about my home country! I love making presentations, and even more so when it’s about the country I grew up in. For me this presentation was definitely the highlight of the quarantine and I’m really glad the audience enjoyed it as well. – Yuseon Kim, South Korea