The Center teaches Italian through the third year of study. As a member of the Romance language family, Italian 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

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.

Italian Language Faculty