The Center teaches Italian through the third year of study. Italian is the language of the arts and, as a member of the Romance language family, it is closely related to French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

The Center awards the Certificate in Language and Intercultural Communication in Italian. Italian an option to fulfill the language requirement for the Linguistics major.

Course Sequence

Decorative infographic showing the sequence of Italian courses

Before registering for an Italian course, take the Language Placement Test to find out which course is right for you.

Study Abroad

Rice in Italy is our six-week summer study abroad program. Learn more about Rice in Italy at this link.

For other study abroad opportunities in Italian, contact the Study Abroad Office at .


Cristina Giliberti
Cristina Giliberti

Lecturer in Italian