The Center teaches Mandarin Chinese, the official language in China and Taiwan, through the fourth year of study, including courses for heritage learners at the second- and third-year levels. Every other year we offer Chinese for Medical Professions. The Center awards the Certificate in Language and Intercultural Communication in Chinese.
Chinese an option to fulfill the language requirements for the Asian Studies major and minor and the Linguistics major. Chinese is recognized as a critical language by the United States Department of State.
Before registering for a Chinese course, take the Language Placement Test to find out which course is right for you.
Please visit our Study Abroad pages for information on our 6 week, 6 credit summer faculty led Rice in Country study abroad programs and our CLIC Language Study Scholarship Awards. For additional study abroad opportunities, visit the Study Abroad Office’s website.