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University of Maryland (UMD)

Maryland English Institute (MEI) [College Park, Maryland]


  • Participate in the Speaking Partner program with native English speakers
  • Attend a high-ranking and premier public research university
  • Enjoy nearby Washington, D.C., the center of government, research, culture and business

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  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Public University
      Establishment : 1980
      Membership/Accreditation : UCIEP / CEA
      Enrollment : 25
      Average Class Size : 12
      Airport Pickup : Not Available
      Tuition : High
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Greetings from Maryland!
      Welcome to the Maryland English Institute (MEI) at ApplyESL. Our teaching excellence and state-of-the-art technology complemented by the University of Maryland’s ideal location offer an excellent English-learning environment. As an MEI student, some of your classes will meet in our fully equipped multimedia center. Outside of the classroom, you will take part in many communicative and experiential activities, such as group projects, service-learning assignments, field trips, and international coffee hours. You will receive a University e-mail account and have access to all University facilities, including libraries, computer labs, recreation center, health center, and free shuttle-buses. Whether you want to learn English for academic or professional purposes or for personal enrichment, we hope you will have a look at what we have to offer. We look forward to receiving your application from ApplyESL and meeting you!

      Jon Malone
      Director, Maryland English Institute (MEI)
      University of Maryland
    • Maryland English Institute (MEI)
      University of Maryland

      3117 Susquehanna Hall
      College Park, Maryland  20742-7711  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (301) 405-8634
      FAX: +1 (301) 314-9462
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    • Housing
    • Surrounding Area
    • About the College/University
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
  • Study Options
    • Intensive Program

    • Overview
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 3 Levels (From Intermediate Level ONLY)
      COURSE LENGTH: 14 Weeks (Fall and Spring); 7 Weeks (Summer)
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: Intermediate or Advanced English Proficiency
      VISA INFORMATION: F-1 Student Visa Required (I-20 Form Issued Upon Request)
      HOUSING: Fall and Spring (Off-Campus Residence ONLY)
      Summer (Limited On-Campus Rooms, and Off-Campus Residence)
    • Dates
    • 2024
      14 WEEKS:
      8/22 - 12/4

    • Costs
      US$ 110
      TUITION FEE (2024)
      7 WEEKS US$ 1,962
      14 WEEKS US$ 6,819
      7 WEEKS N/A US$ 1,750 (Summer ONLY) US$ 900
      14 WEEKS N/A US$ 3,450 (Summer ONLY) US$ 1,800
      Airport Pickup Service
    • Remarks / Other Information
  • Location
    • United States College Park, Maryland
    • Location
      Maryland English Institute (MEI)
      University of Maryland

      3117 Susquehanna Hall College Park, Maryland  20742-7711  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Baltimore-Washington International Airport:
      It is the students’ responsibility to arrange their own transportation from the airport to campus. Taxis are available at the airport. It will cost approximately US$50 and will arrive on campus in 30 minutes. The campus is also accessible by bus.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.5
      School Environment: 4.7
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.7
      Activities and Social Life: 4.5
      Accommodation: 4.4


    • There are 23 reviews for this school

    • Agathe
      [ Paris, France, Female ]
      1 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      French People CAN Speak English Correctly!
      I will never forget this great and helpful MEI experience. Thanks to the teachers and the staff, without which this would not have been possible. I was able to show that French people can speak English correctly!
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      [ Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Female ]
      I've Grown So Much
      MEI is a comprehensive English program that prepares you for educational and professional success. I've learned and grown so much!
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      Abdullah Mohammad
      [ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Male ]
      Best Teachers Ever
      I had the best teachers ever at MEI. My reading/writing/grammar teacher and my listening/speaking teacher were excellent!
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      [ Abu Dhabi, UAE, Male ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      The Campus is Beautiful
      I like MEI because they have very good teachers, the campus is beautiful and everyday I learn something new about the English language. I'm happy to have chosen MEI.
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      Luis Miguel
      [ Lima, Peru, Male ]
      Best Strategies to Teach English
      Definitely, teachers are the best resource at MEI because the have the best strategies to teach English.
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      [ San Salvador, El Salvador, Female ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      Rewarding Experience at MEI
      It has been a very rewarding experience, we have learned in a community and there has been a cultural exchange, creating the bonds of friendship with no regard to race or religion. This has motivated me to continue my studies, and I'm grateful to have shared the opportunity with everyone.
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      [ Beijing, China, Male ]
      Study English Step by Step
      I absolutely think that MEI is the best place to study English step by step. All the teachers are very nice, and they create the right conditions for learning English.
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      [ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Male ]
      Passionate Teachers
      At MEI teachers and staff are passionate about their job. Great times, supportive environment.
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      [ Busan, S.Korea, Age 27, Male ]
      38 of 43 people found the following review helpful.
      Pretty Good ESL Program
      The faculty was quite good, and you can learn professional and academic English there. Moreover, since you can live with native Americans in dorm, your English would be sharply improved if you apply to the Maryland English Institute (MEI) program.
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      Chih Hao Chen
      [ Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Age 29, Male ]
      11 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
      Perfect Environment
      University of Maryland has a beautiful campus, and good environment. Here are a few of my observations about studying abroad at MEI.
      1. The teacher you have determines a lot of your experience and it's better not to change so often.
      2. I wanted to study the TOEFL test more.
      3. Studying at any school abroad is a big investment for your future.

      The school has many advantages.
      Teachers are very kind and teach the best they can.
      Most students get together like a family.

      Overall, it's a good university and English Institute.
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      Junyong Suh
      [ Seoul, South Korea, Age 23, Male ]
      9 of 12 people found the following review helpful.
      About Maryland English Institue (MEI)
      I took an MEI course in 2006 at University of Maryland, College Park. At that time, students were classified into 4 groups by the proficiency test results. Each group was made of 10 students and the top group which I was in, was made up of 7 Koreans, 1 Russian and 2 Saudi Arabians. The class was as expected and if you participate in it actively, you can get a lot from the class. I also attended a Computer Science class by asking professor to do so and it was also great experience. The circumstance was good, if you live near the Univ, you can hang out with native English speaking friends. You can also use all of the facilities at the university such as the gym.
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      [ 서울, 대한민국, Age 32, Male ]

      Ali Alshalwan
      [ Abha, Saudi Arabia, Age 25, Male ]

      A Former Student
      [ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ]

    • Below you will find additional reviews in other languages.

    • 張峻嘉
      [ Taoyuan, Taiwan, Age 35, Male ]
      2 of 3 people found the following review helpful.

      張峻嘉(Jason) 2011/7

      [ TAIPEI, TAIWAN ]

      [ Taiwan, Taiwan ]

      Yurlady Chaverra Palacios
      [ Bogota, Colombia, Age 32, Female ]
      26 of 28 people found the following review helpful.
      Estudiar en Maryland English Institute este semestre ha sido una gran experiencia de vida muy importante para mis planes profesionales, realmente llegue al Instituto no conociendo del idioma y en 4 meses todo cambio, ahora me puedo comunicar con mayor facilidad, puedo leer textos en ingles y escribir. Fue una correcta decision el haber seleccionado esta intitucion ya que la metodologia es muy buena y te prepara para la vida universitaria en Estados Unidos. Mi calificacion es 5 (Excelente)

      [ Tijuana, Mexico, Age 29, Female ]
      9 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
      Disfruta Aprender Ingles en Maryland
      Estudiar ingles en la Universidad de Maryland ha sido una buena inversion para mi futuro. ESL no solo se encarga de su calidad academica, sino tambien de que los estudiantes disfruten de la estancia, con diferentes actividades. Aparte de mis estudios ahi, ahora tengo amigos de diferentes partes del mundo, con los que convivi y disfrute aprender ingles.

      [ 香港, 中國, Age 26, Male ]

      Nici Liu
      [ 深圳, 中国, Age 33, Female ]

      [ Seoul, Korea ]

      [ seoul, South Korea, Age 24, Male ]
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