Rice‚Äôs Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication offers cutting-edge, research-based language instruction, both at Rice and abroad. Currently, the languages offered include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
This department offers two majors. A student majoring in Spanish and Portuguese will graduate with a solid command of language as well as a broad knowledge of some of the world's richest cultures.¬† A student majoring in Latin American Studies will graduate with language competency and experience abroad.¬† Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies offers the BA degree.
The Spanish Resource Center was created in 2009 through a partnership between Rice and the Spanish Ministry of Education. It supports teachers and students of Spanish language and cultures at Rice, in Houston schools, and beyond. ¬†Its multimedia collection and events are open to all. ¬†The Department of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies and the Center for Languages & Intercultural Communication are the main campus partners of this center. ¬†(Unlike other centers in the School of Humanities, this center does not include faculty or a research program; rather, it serves as a resource.)