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.

Here is the schedule for the OISS 2021 Summer Events! More information about all the events may be found below the picture. The schedule may change, so check back often!

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Summer Events 2021

Bike Ride & Picnic - Friday, June 4, 10:30 am

Join OISS on this fun bike ride and picnic on Friday, June 4 at 10:30 a.m.

Bring your own bike or get a HoustonBcycle (free!)

10:30 a.m. - Meet at Gibbs Recreation Center, by the HoustonBcycle station.
10:45 a.m. - Bike ride around campus and Hermann Park
11:45 a.m. - Picnic in front of Welcome Center (OISS will bring tacos!)

Register here!

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Talent Show - Friday June 25, 3:30 pm

We invite you to take the stage on Zoom and show off your talent: sing a song, play an instrument, dance, recite a poem, or share anything else.

Please register at and show that Rice Internationals got talent. We can’t wait to see your performance!

If you are not performing, please join us to enjoy the show and help serve as a judge!
Join Zoom meeting:
Meeting ID: 994 8590 1726 | Passcode: 713153

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Lunch & Conversation - Wednesday, June 30, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Join OISS for Lunch & Conversation on Wednesday, June 30 at 12:00 to chat about our wonderful city: Things to do around Houston.

We will meet outside entrance A of Lovett Hall. Snacks and water will be provided.

Please register to attend the event:

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Snacks & Conversation - Wednesday, July 7, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Learn about American sports and take a tour of Rice’s baseball and football fields!

We will meet at the Lovett Hall Sallyport at noon, grab a snack and then walk to the stadiums. Wear comfy shoes!

Please register to attend the free event:

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MFAH Tour - Thursday, July 8, 3:00 pm

As part of our Summer Events, OISS is organizing a free and in person visit to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on Thursday, July 8 from 3:00 until 6:00pm.

We will visit The American Art Collection at the Audrey Jones Beck building, and the The Native American Art and the Pre-Columbia Art Collections at the Caroline Wiess Law Building.

Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021
Time: 3pm – 6pm
Where to meet: We will meet at the Lovett Hall Sallyport at 3:00 pm and from there, we will walk or take the light train to the museum, depending on the weather.
Bring your MetroQ card (or cash or U.S. credit card) to pay for your transportation; $1.25 each way. We plan to be back on campus by 6:00 p.m.
Ticket cost: Free!

You will be able to visit the museum on your own or with the group. For more information on the Museum of Fine Arts, please visit

Register here!

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Beach Party - Tuesday, July 13, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Join OISS and let's celebrate summer with great music, food and games!

Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 12:00 p.m.
Courtyard in front of Sewall Hall (Welcome Center) and next door to OISS

Please RSVP to attend the event at

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Lunch & Conversation - Wednesday, July 14, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Let’s share our pets and plants!

Join OISS via Zoom for Lunch & Conversation on July 14, 12-1pm.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 924 1496 4820 | Passcode: 474515

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Popcorn & Conversation - Wednesday, July 21, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Grab some popcorn and join us via zoom for a conversation about American movies!

When: July 21, 2021
Time: 12-1 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 926 4315 7605 | Passcode: 551573

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