Rice’s 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.)