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About Rice University

As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to path breaking research, unsurpassed teaching and contributions to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.  Rice has carefully selected an elite group of Brazilian institutions of higher education and corporations to serve as a backdrop for the global classroom which expand on the theories and courses taught at our home campus in Houston, Texas.

Featured: 2015 NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award Winner (for Brazilian Initiatives)


The Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization recognizes colleges and universities that are making significant, well-planned, well-executed, and well-documented progress toward comprehensive internationalization—especially those using innovative and creative approaches.