CIEE Language Intensive Focus Track (LIFT) Scholarships

Multiple Locations
Term: Academic Year

Provide support for students pursuing a full year of language study in another country on CIEE programs

Language Intensive Focus Track (LIFT) Scholarships, offered by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), provide support for U.S. college and university students pursuing a full year of language study in another country.

Scholarships provide at least $5,000 per recipient and are awarded to exemplary students based on undergraduate GPA, the strength of a personal essay, and a letter of recommendation from an adviser or faculty member. To be eligible, candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a four-point scale and be enrolled in a CIEE year-long language program. A report is required of recipients upon their return from their study-abroad experiences.

Students interested in year-long study abroad programs for credit should consult with an adviser [insert link] in the Office of Global Programs and Fellowships.

Fact Sheet

Foreign Language Learning
Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Sophomore
Fellowship Type:
Study Abroad/Foreign Language
Multiple Locations
Multiple Regions
Academic Year

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, August 5, 2023
There are multiple deadlines depending on the scholarship that you choose to apply to. Please pay attention to the deadline within the program that you have selected.