Available Courses

Below are sample courses offered through participating universities in the Global Scholars / Virtual Exchange pilot program. Participating universities are at various stages of program course offerings. Course offerings change over time, so be sure to visit the individual university’s page linked below for the latest up-to-date information and offerings. Updates to courses listed below will be made periodically.


For Rice University Students

Australian National University

  • Astrophysics
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Management
  • Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making

Delft University of Technology

  • Building with Nature
  • Data Analysis: Take it to the MAX
  • Next Generation Infrastructure
  • Responsible Innovation: Ethics, Safety and Technology
  • Solar Energy
  • Topology in Condensed Matter
  • Transport Phenomena: Basics and Advanced

Leiden University

  • Clinical Kidney, Pancreas and Islet Transplantation
  • Research in Public Administration

The University of Queensland

  • Anthropology of Current World Issues
  • English Grammar and Style
  • The Psychology of Criminal Justice

Wageningen University

  • Food Security: The value of systems thinking (Food)
  • Food Security: Crop production
  • Nutrition & Health Part 1: Macronutrients and Overnutrition
  • Nutrition & Health Part 2: Micronutrients and Malnutrition
  • Nutrition & Health: Food Risks
  • Sustainable Food Security: The Value of Systems Thinking
  • Sustainable Food Security: Crop Production
  • Sustainable Food Security: Food access (Food)
  • Sustainable Soil Management: Soil for life


For Global Virtual Exchange Students (from partner universities)

Rice University

To register for Rice University courses, please visit the Visiting Students page on the Rice Summer Sessions website, and follow the instructions.