Welcome to the Intensive English Institute

Study English in the USA

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. 

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.

Group Photo in Acadia
Bar Harbor, Maine

Meet Chris Mares, UMaine IEI Director