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IU Student Named Inaugural CIEE Language Scholar

January 7, 2013

Alyssa Lindley, an IU Bloomington junior studying Russian, French and International Studies, was named one of the 13 inaugural Language Intensive Focus Track (LIFT) scholars by CIEE.

The program offers a scholarship of at least $5,000 to help fund a single-language study abroad through a CIEE study abroad program. Lindley is currently studying in St. Petersburg, Russia, on a co-sponsored IU study abroad programShe hopes the program will provide an immersive experience to enhance her proficiency in Russian language.

CIEE is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that has helped thousands of students, professionals, and educators gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world by offering valuable exchange programs. The Office of Overseas Study co-sponsors a number of CIEE study abroad programs.

CIEE’s goal for the LIFT scholarship program is to enable serious, academically focused students to pursue deep language acquisition—traditionally a cornerstone of international education—which plays a critical role in students’ abilities to bridge cultures and to become successful professionals in their chosen fields of study. For more information, visit

Information about study abroad at IU is available through the Office of Overseas Study. Contact the office by phone at 812-855-9304.

Office of Overseas Study
Leo R. Dowling International Center
111 South Jordan Avenue
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405-7709

Ph: 812-855-9304 
Fax: 812-855-6452

I gained an enhanced view of the world. I was forced to look at American problems from an international perspective.”

-Kyra Busch, IU Overseas Study Participant, Thailand