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 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.

Bridge Program

The UMaine 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.

Travel Writing Program

The UMaine Travel Writing Program is designed to give International Students an experience in Maine that they will never forget plus the opportunity to develop their travel writing skills to a publishable level.  The course is built around six field trips to popular attractions in Maine from the outlet stores of Freeport to the historic lighthouses of the Maine coast.

Short Term Programs

The IEI offers short-term classes for both students and teachers in the United States and abroad. We also offer a TESOL Certification and TESOL Plus Course for those who are ready to begin their ESL career.