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, 2021, and 2022, "My World" tours returned for IEW special editions, and we got to enjoy wonderful 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.
- Thursday, 11/17/22 – Paraguay with Rodrigo Galeano, Alejandra Lezcano, Lucas Moreira & Matías Romero Moriya – Recording available at https://rice.box.com/s/0xyekglbciijnoq9s2e4wf1drmgzde94
- Thursday, 11/11/21 – Lebanon & Philippines: Asia "End-to-End" with Huckie Del Mundo & Manwal Harb – Recording available at https://rice.box.com/s/qgrxb3vxtggdf4ppwzd5teqj7tw2vmcr
- Friday, 11/13/20 – Rice at SUSTech special live tour with Yiyi Yang and Harper (Tianyi) Bo
- Wednesday, 11/11/20 – Learn to read Hangul in a few minutes (language spoken in South Korea) with Yuseon Kim
- Monday, 11/9/20 – Netherlands with Jesse van der Meulen – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxv6IRcuNaI&t=1s
- Friday, 5/29/20 – Puebla and Cholula, Mexico with Maria Corcuera
- Tuesday, 5/26/20 – Berlin, Germany with Dr. Fatima Baig
- Friday, 5/22/20 – Costa Rica with Irene Mendez – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3ldfW6IZnM&list=PLJ6RoZdyqR7ox6cb910zz1...
- Tuesday, 5/19/20 – Wuhan, China with Thea Xu – https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/health/2020/04/08/covid-19-wuhan-ch...
- Friday, 5/15/20 – Mongolia with Dr. Guanhui Gao
- Tuesday, 5/12/20 – Honduras with Dr. Luziris Pineda Turi – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xApFQ9g19T8
- Friday, 5/8/20 – South Korea with Yuseon Kim
- Tuesday, 5/5/20 – Adelaide, South Australia with Dr. Tom Coleman – Wiki page for Sir Donald Bradman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Bradman
- Friday, 5/1/20 – Brazil with Pedro Brandão Dias F. Pinto – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAE5R6Qf1Uk
- Tuesday, 4/28/20 – Argentina with Dr. Lujan Stasevicius – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXt0JhMitc0
- Friday, 4/24/20 – 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
- Friday, 4/17/20 – Mexico with Maria Corcuera
- Friday, 4/10/20 – Lebanon with Jacques Doumani
- Tuesday, 4/7/20 – Algeria with Sofiane Louadah
- Friday, 4/3/20 – Ecuador with Carlos Parra
- Tuesday, 3/31/20 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil with Bárbara Magalhães – https://youtu.be/HvnN9kIJvCc
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