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We have 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) during our quarantined spring. We have heard amazing stories, and seen so much of the beauty of our world through Rice international students’ and scholars’ presentations and perspectives. The virtual My World trips have been fascinating, educational, inspirational, heart-felt, relaxing and have 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! For now, we will rest this program through the summer, and will see about taking more tours (virtually, or together) in the future.
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.
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