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Rice University CLIC Study Abroad

About

The Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication at Rice University offers eight summer language programs abroad in the following countries: Argentina, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea and Spain. All programs are six weeks long and offer 6 official Rice credit hours that fulfill the second year of language study in seven languages: Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. For Spanish, there is also a third year program (Spain) focused on Spanish for Health Professionals. All programs focus on maximizing the opportunity for social interaction with the local culture through local family home-stays, the organization of community engagement activities and interactions with local language partners.

Founded
2013

Reviews

Ethan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Going on this program was the best choice I've made in college. It was an unforgettable experience that made me fall in love with Japan and its culture already more than I had been. Ozaki Sensei and the rest of the Rice University CLIC staff who helped facilitate this program put so much in to making sure we had a great experience. On top of probably being the best program out there, it was also quite affordable. I highly recommend this program to everyone.

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Sarah
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This program was small when I went, we only had 8 students. This meant that the whole experience felt really homey and personal. Both of our instructors were fantastic, our events coordinator was super cool, and I loved my host family. Everyone made us feel really welcome and comfortable. When I came down with an infection, an Argentinian from our program brought me to the doctor, helped me explain my symptoms, took me to the pharmacy to get my prescription, and even bought me Gatorade and ibuprofen. It was this kind of personal attention that made the whole experience so great. I would highly recommend it!

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Tengkam
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Hey guys, I'm a sophomore at Rice and I just attended the Rice-In Japan program this summer. Rice-In-Japan is a super rewarding 6-week program in which you get the opportunity to immerse yourself into the local environment, to improve your language skills and of course in the meantime, have tons of fun. During the six-weeks, you will be living in local Japanese families, as my friends told me, they're all super nice and willing to help you with your language and with understanding the local culture. Besides, you will also be assigned language buddies who you can talk/text/hang out with. They're all Japanese students who study in the same university when you're at Japan. So I highly recommend you to take advantage of these incredible resources. Not to mention you will also be facing an intensive but rewarding language class. Last but not least, the well-designed schedule by CLIC faculties and professors provide you with a lot of fun time besides the studying. We learnt to make sushi by ourselves, taught at elementary school, spent a day at nursing home and etc..

What would you improve about this program?
I would like to see more interacting between Rice students and the Japanese students in the future. For example, if we're allowed to join the University clubs during the program, that will be pretty cool!

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