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University of Maine

Intensive English Institute [Orono, Maine]


  • Small classes with comfortable atmosphere
  • Experience “American culture” in a safe setting
  • Enjoy the beauty and serenity of Northern New England
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Founded in 1987, the Intensive English Institute (IEI) prepares international students for study at the University of Maine or at an equally prestigious American college or university. The IEI is also effective for international professionals looking to acquire English language skills to benefit their career path. Upon request, the IEI also provides specialized language training programs for institutions, organizations, or groups, particularly in the areas of pre-academic skills, business English, U.S. culture, and teacher training. The IEI's year-round Intensive English Program also serves students who simply want to improve their English language skills in a university environment.

      The IEI has full accreditation from CEA (The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation) and is a proud member of UCIEP (University and College Intensive English Programs), an independent consortium of university and college-administered intensive English Programs in the United States, and EnglishUSA (the American Association of Intensive English Programs) which promote professional standards and quality instruction in intensive English programs.
    • DATA
    • Type : Public University
      Establishment : 1987
      Membership/Accreditation : UCIEP, EnglishUSA / CEA
      Enrollment : 25 - 40
      Average Class Size : 10
      Student Adviser : Yes
      Airport Pickup : Yes
      Internet Access : Yes
      Tuition : Medium
      Activities : Frequently Available
      Location : Rural
      Transportation : Bus
    • University of Maine
      Intensive English Institute

      5732 Hannibal Hamlin Hall
      Orono, Maine  04469-5732  U.S.A.
      TEL: 207-581-3821
      FAX: 207-581-3803
      E-mail: ieium@umit.maine.edu
      Website: http://www.umaine.edu/iei
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • The IEI has hosted hundreds of students from more than 38 countries around the world. Recently, the majority of students have come to the IEI from: the Middle East, Northeastern Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and South America.
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • IEI instructors are dedicated, experienced professionals that are university faculty with master's degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) or in similarly-related fields. IEI instructors have years of hands-on experience teaching English to students both in the United States, as well as abroad. The personal and academic qualities of IEI instructors make each uniquely qualified to offer meaningful language-learning opportunities and to care deeply about their students.
    • Housing
    • The IEI provides students with the opportunity to live in on-campus dormitories with American roommates. Students living on-campus will be close to classes, campus activities and other students – both American and international. On-campus university apartments are also available to married students and their family. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. Private off-campus apartments may also be available; however students must make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly. https://umaine.edu/housing/
    • Surrounding Area
    • The University of Maine and the town of Orono are located on the Stillwater River in eastern Maine - a rural, wooded area of great scenic beauty in all four seasons. The town of Orono is situated in central Maine, 8 miles north of Bangor, Maine’s third-largest city. Orono and its neighboring towns are small and friendly and are approximately one hour away from Maine's famous coast, lakes, and mountains. It is 2 hours to Portland, 4 hours to Boston and 5 hours to Quebec, Canada. The local area offers many opportunities for a wide range of recreational activities. Within an easy drive of the campus are many sites of great natural beauty, such as Acadia National park, Mount Katahdin and Baxer State Park.
    • About the College/University
    • The University of Maine is a land- and sea-grant university with 9,700 students in five colleges granting baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees in 84 majors and 55 areas of graduate study. Umaine excels in the academic disciplines of engineering, computer science, natural resources (forestry, sustainable agriculture and marine sciences), Business and Public Administration, and provides a broad spectrum of degrees in the sciences, arts, social sciences and humanities. The University of Maine is committed to international education, diversity, and academic excellence. Complete facilities on campus enhance students' life (theatre, music, art shows, recreational and sports, etc.) and provide a safe, comfortable, and stimulating place to live and study.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Academically-qualified students may enroll in credit–bearing IEI courses and gain conditional admission to the University of Maine.
  • Courses
    • Intensive English Core Program

    • About This Course
    • The Intensive English Core Program is offered year-round in 7- and 8-week sessions. The calendar follows the University of Maine's academic semesters in fall and spring. Students enrolled in the program receive 20 hours of classroom instruction per week, in addition to receiving peer conversation partners and access to a TOEFL workshop.

      The program offers courses from beginner to advanced levels. Class activities include pair and small group work, the use of authentic texts and materials, academic preparation, thematic instruction, simulations, visits to academic classes and field trips to sites related to course work. Audio, video and computer technologies are also integrated into course instruction. Students are expected to be active class participants by contributing to discussions, as well as presenting collaborative and individual projects.

      IEI students have full access to the University of Maine's on-campus resources, including computer clusters, the campus library, networked dormitories, a language lab and listening center, computer laboratories for classwork, as well as other IEI facilities, including a self-study room.

      Small, interactive classes are emphasized. Class sizes range from 8 to 12 students per class with a maximum of 16 students. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 8-12 students
      COURSE LENGTH: 4, 7, 8 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 years old
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 issued upon request
      HOUSING: Dormitory or On-Campus Apartment
    • Dates
    • 2019
      8 WEEKS:
      1/15 - 3/153/21 - 5/10

    • Fees
      US $40
      TUITION FEE (2019)
      4 WEEKS US $1,100
      8 WEEKS US $2,200
      8 WEEKS N/A US $1,318 N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      University Fees
      US $206, US $370
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
  • Location
    • United States Orono, Maine
    • Location
      University of Maine
      Intensive English Institute

      5732 Hannibal Hamlin Hall Orono, Maine  04469-5732  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Bangor International Airport:
      It is the student’s responsibility to arrange travel arrangements from the airport to campus. Students can take a taxi that will cost US$20 and arrive on campus in approximately 15 minutes. The campus is also accessible by buses that run on a limited schedule.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.0
      School Environment: 5.0
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.0
      Activities and Social Life: 3.0
      Accommodation: 4.0


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