International Students

Providing Support for ESL Students

Communication assignments can present a challenge if English is not your first language, and the Program in Writing and Communication (PWC) offers resources specifically for non-native English speakers.


An important resource is the Center for Academic and Professional Communication (CAPC), which offers one-on-one consultations with a peer consultant so you can get useful feedback while writing a paper, practicing a presentation, or creating a PowerPoint deck or research poster.


The CAPC also has created a library of specific online resources to help you find the tools you need to improve your academic communication skills.


You can take advantage of free CAPC communications workshops for undergraduate or graduate students. The center has workshops specifically designed for non-native English speakers on topics such as building your English vocabulary.


The PWC also offers three credit-bearing communication courses for international graduate students whose first language is not English: COMM 600, 601, 602.


Get In Touch

Contact Rice's Program in Writing and
Communication (PWC) or the Center for
Academic & Professional Communication (CAPC).