Custom Short Programs


  • Short term (23 weeks)
  • 35 instructional hours daily 
  • Specialized curricula academic sessions in engineering, business, social work or other disciplines 
  • Flexible content and focus . Weekend trips and activities or other disciplines

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Sample Programs

  • Training workshops for English teachers 
  • English training for university students and/or professors 
  • English learning combined with cultural enrichment and adventure


The cost for custom, short-term group programs varies. Rates are negotiable based on the number of participants and training needs. The perstudent cost includes room and board, meals, materials and activities. Students are responsible for their own visa and health insurance costs. Please contact us for a quote.


The University of Maine Intensive English Institute offers custom, short term, smallgroup programs with flexible dates, length, content and focus. Programs can be designed for groups of 10 or more participants. Start and end dates can be chosen by the group.


“Firstly I could talk a lot of English in our classes. It was not serious, most of them were exciting. We enjoyed talking and playing games. Furthermore, we could experience the communication with host family and student in University of Maine. All programs were of great benefits. If we will do this program face to face next time, I want to join. Thank you for 2 weeks.” – Ayane, Hirosaki student and 2022 program participant

“The goal of the program it two-folded, that is, improving English skills and cross-cultural understanding. For the last two years with the COVID-19 pandemic, we were left with no choice but to conduct the program by remote learning. We thought we would have to disregard the cultural learning part, but thanks to the enthusiasm and sincere dedication of those involved, especially host families, we were able to enjoy as much success as we did in the regular on-site programs.” – Tokuji Noro, Professor of English, Hirosaki University

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Custom Short Programs

Custom Short Programs

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