Academic Programs

**NEW** International Discovery Scholarship, up to $2000 per academic year! Details HERE!

The Intensive English Institute prides itself in the courses and programs offered to meet a variety of academic backgrounds and needs.

Core Intensive English Program

The UMaine Intensive English Institute’s primary focus is to help students succeed in their academic studies while teaching them how to speak, read, and write in English with confidence and proficiency.

Maine Bridge Program

The Maine Bridge Program provides an opportunity for students that have received academic admission (conditional admission) to a UMaine undergraduate degree program, but whose English language scores are below 550 (TOEFL ITP), 79 (TOEFL IBT), or 6.5 (IELTS) necessary for full-time enrollment.

Custom Short Programs

The IEI offers the ability to create a custom short program to suit the needs and budget of your school, business, or organization featuring custom curriculums, flexible schedules, customizable cultural activities, and potential partnerships with other departments at the University of Maine.

Short-Term Programs

The IEI offers Short-Term Programs for both students and teachers in the United States and abroad. We also offer an IEI TESOL Certification and IEI TESOL Plus Course for those who are ready to begin their ESL career.