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Welcome to the Intensive English Institute

The Intensive English Institute (IEI) at the University of Maine provides quality English language instruction for students at all levels in a fun, safe, small group environment with an emphasis on students’ needs. IEI students have access to all UMaine campus resources. 

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Bar Harbor, Maine

Our Mission

The University of Maine Intensive English Institute’s mission is to prepare students for success in academic study and offer opportunities for positive cross-cultural experiences in Maine and the U.S.A. The IEI bridges students for whom English is not a first language into UMaine or prepares them for admission to other Institutes of higher learning.  For students not wishing to matriculate into degree programs, the IEI  provides the language support and cultural knowledge to achieve students’ educational or professional goals.

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What We Offer


  • Airport pick-up
  • Shopping trip
  • Dormitory check-in
  • Academic Advising

Living at UMaine

  • Access to ALL Campus Resources
  • A Beautiful Historic Campus
  • Collins Center For The Arts
  • Division I Athletic Teams
  • State of the Art Recreation Center
  • Lectures by Scholars & Public Figures
  • 200+ Sports, Clubs & Organizations

Living in Maine

  • Maine is one of the safest and cleanest states in the U.S.
  • Varying Seasons & Landscapes
  • Biking, Hiking, Climbing, Sailing, Skiing, Golfing, Camping, Shopping & Fine Dining