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Welcome to the Intensive English Institute

Hearty Maine Hello!

For over thirty years, the teachers and staff of the IEI have empowered hundreds of students of all ages and academic backgrounds with English instruction, opening doors to a US degree through our Maine Bridge Program, creating unique experiences for school groups and other organizations through our Custom Short Programs, fostering cross-cultural communication through our Conversation/Culture Partners Program, exploring Maine through our Activities and Travel Writing class, and more.

In January of 2018,  the IEI became part of the COEHD, and we have worked closely since then with the COEHD team and the teachers and staff of IEI to update the curriculum, assessment practices, and teaching methodologies of the IEI to be inline with modern advances in the field of English Language acquisition and with the principles of research, innovation, collaboration, and engagement that make COEHD the leading education program in Maine and one of the leading programs in the US.

I hope that UMaine will become a second home for you, as it has for many of our students.  Here at the IEI, we pride ourselves on treating each student as an individual, and we will tailor our services to match your own needs and enable you to reach your goals.

Thank you for visiting us, and we very much hope to welcome you in person here at UMaine!

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 United States. 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 student’s educational or professional goals.