Certificate in Language and Intercultural Communication

The Certificate in Language and Intercultural Communication will give Rice undergraduates a method to demonstrate significant second-language abilities to potential employers and others, highlighting their interactional and intercultural competence. The certificate will appear on the official Rice transcript.

To fulfill the requirements, students must complete at least four courses (12 credit hours), an experiential learning opportunity*, and outcomes assessment.

For more information, please fill out this google form and contact the Certificate Advisor, Dr. Luziris Turi at lpturi@rice.edu.

*CLIC Certificate Candidates have several options for fulfilling the experiential learning requirement. Students must accumulate a total of 3 points to complete the requirement.

THREE POINT EXPERIENCES: All of these experiences must be at minimum 6-weeks in length. The apprenticeships, internships, volunteer work or jobs must be at minimum a 10 hr per week commitment.
● Study Abroad programs offered through the Study Abroad Office and/or Rice faculty-led programs.
● Apprenticeships or Internships abroad in a country where the target language of the certificate is spoken.
● International volunteer work that requires the use of the target language of the certificate.
● A job with a multinational company while abroad that requires the use of the target language of the certificate.

TWO POINT EXPERIENCES: All of these experiences must be at minimum 6-weeks in length. The apprenticeships, internships, volunteer work or jobs must be at minimum a 10 hr per week commitment.
● Local Apprenticeships or Internships that require the use of the target language of the certificate.
● Domestic home-stay with families that speak the target language.
● Local volunteer work that requires the use of the target language of the certificate.


ONE POINT EXPERIENCES:
● Courses at Rice University that include an internship, apprenticeship, or practicum component that requires the use of the target language of the certificate . For example, SPAN 323.
● Alternative Spring with a focus on working with communities that speak the target language of the certificate.

PROCEDURE
It is highly recommended that students meet with the Certificate Advisor, Dr. Luziris Turi, to review the experience they would like to use for the experiential learning requirement. Once reviewed and approved, the Certificate Advisor will ask for the appropriate documentation to certify the completion of the requirement.