Summer & Winter Events

OISS is happy to organize events and activities during the summer and winter breaks. All international students and scholars as well as their family members are welcome to attend any and all of our activities. For more information, please see our Event Calendar.

Due to COVID-19, all Summer Events 2020 will be virtual! More information about all the events may be found below the pictures. The schedule may change, so check back often!

Summer Events 2020
Summer Events 2020
Summer Events

Summer Events 2020

Trivia! - Friday, June 12, 4 - 6 pm

Put on your thinking caps and join OISS for a fun competition!

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 970 7364 8664
Password: 260458

Let’s cook brigadeiro together! - Tuesday, June 23, 11 am - 12 pm

If you don’t know what a brigadeiro is yet, you might be dying to find out. Well... brigadeiros are bite-size chocolate sweets. Something like fudge balls, but better!

Sandra from OISS will show us how to make this delicious Brazilian sweet, live from her kitchen! Here's what you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sprinkle (chocolate, or any kind you like)

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 967 4665 6432

OISS Jackbox Games - Friday, June 26, 9 - 11 pm

Do you enjoy family-friendly games? Do you miss your friends at Rice? Join us for some digital fun! OISS will be hosting a game event through the multiplayer system called Jackbox. You will need two devices: one for Zoom, the other to play.

Attendance is limited, so click here to register soon! After registering for this event, we will email you additional information, including the link for Zoom. See you there!

OISS Netflix Party - Thursday, July 2, 7:30 - 10:30 pm

Netflix Party is a new way to watch shows with your friends online. Netflix Party synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to your favorite Netflix shows. You must have a Netflix account to participate (you can sign up for a free 30-day trial if you don't have one), and you can download the Netflix Party Chrome extension here:

Join OISS on a long-distance movie night on July 2! We'll be watching Back to the Future! Click here to sign up!

Once you've joined the Zoom link (which will be sent to you after you register), we will send you the Netflix Party URL. And then we can all watch and chat!

Essential Makeup Class! - Friday, July 10, 12:00 pm

Need a quick out the door look? Join Monica Garcia and OISS to learn the latest makeup trends!

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 922 6301 8416

End of Summer Talent Show! - Friday, July 24, 4 - 6 pm

Can you sing, play an instrument, dance, recite a poem, or have any other talent? Take the stage on Zoom and show your talent!

Register here and show you’ve got talent! The audience will vote at the end of all performances and the first 3 winners will receive cash prizes!

  • 1st prize - $200
  • 2nd prize - $150
  • 3rd prize - $100

*Cash prize will be taxed, but may have possibility to be partially refunded.

We can't wait to celebrate the end of summer showcasing talents like you from all over the world!

For Summer Events in previous years, please click here.

For Winter Events in previous years, please click here.