• Learn a New Language. Explore a New Culture.

    The Rice University Foreign Language Program reflects the diversity of Houston and draws from both a local and an international audience. Many students enroll to get an edge in their business and professional lives. Others join classes because they have a passion for travel and exploring a new culture.

    Learn more about the Foreign Language Program

  • New this fall! Daytime Foreign Language Classes at Rice.

    Have you wanted to learn a foreign language but not had time in the evenings to take a class? Rice’s Foreign Language Program now offers daytime classes in beginning Spanish, French and Portuguese. Classes will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

    Learn more about our NEW daytime offerings.

  • LEARN PORTUGUESE AT RICE

    Planning a trip to Brazil for the 2016 Olympics in Rio? Learn conversational Portuguese in the Rice Foreign Language Program before you go.

    Learn more about Portuguese classes.

  • Learn Italian at Rice

    Visiting Rome or Tuscany or heading to Venice for Carnevale? Sign up for an Italian class in the Foreign Language Program at Rice.

    Learn more about Italian classes.

  • Learn Chinese at Rice

    Sightseeing at the Great Wall, visiting the Terracotta Warriors or traveling to Beijing, Shanghai or Hong Kong on business? Study Chinese language and culture before your trip. Join a Mandarin Chinese class in the Foreign Language Program at Rice.

    Learn more about Mandarin Chinese classes.

  • Learn Russian at Rice

    Is Moscow or St. Petersburg the next stop on your travel itinerary? Or is learning Russian for your job just good business? Join a Russian class in the Rice Foreign Language Program and learn about Russian language and culture.

    Learn more about Russian classes.

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