English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Dates and Fees

These are the dates for the University of Southern Maine (USM) Intensive English Language Program, USM's ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) program, also known as ESL or English as a Second Language.


Summer on USM Portland campus


July 18 - August 12, 2016



Fall on USM Gorham campus


August 29 - December 09, 2016




Winter on USM Gorham Campus


January 17 -  May 12, 2017


Fall or Spring Institute Costs 
(16-week program)

Summer Institute Costs 
(4-week program) 

Program and University Costs* $4,358 Program and University Costs* $2,313
Application fee (nonrefundable) $40 Application fee (nonrefundable) $40
Estimated Living Costs   Estimated Living Costs  
Room (double occupancy) & Food (estimated) * $5,750 Room (double occupancy) $1,225
Health Insurance $1,000 Food $1,050
Books and Supplies (estimated) $200 Health Insurance (est.)


Personal Expenses (estimated) $1,000 Books and Supplies (estimated) $100
    personal Expenses (estimated) $750