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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. The IEI is a unit within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

What We Offer

  • A full-time intensive English language program
  • A safe, friendly environment to live and learn
  • Small, Intensive classes
  • Two 8-week Fall Sessions
  • Two 8-week Spring Sessions
  • Two 4-Week Summer Sessions
  • GRE tutoring, TOEFL/IELTS training
  • Holiday Parties & Weekly Field Trips
  • Conversation/Culture Partner Program
  • One week TESOL Certificate Program
  • Customized programs to Fit Your Needs


  • 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
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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 is to provide the language support and cultural knowledge to achieve students’ educational or professional goals.

Intensive English Institute
5732 Hannibal Hamlin Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207.581.3821 | Fax: 207.581.3803
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469