English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

IELP Highlights & Features


  • Member of the American Association of Intensive English Language Programs (AAIEP)
  • 22 hours of instruction per week in Intensive English Language Program
  • Small classes
  • Safe living and learning environment
  • International student orientation program
  • I-20/ student visa and immigration assistance
  • TOEFL Preparation and English language pronunciation courses available
  • Modern computer center and campus-wide wi-fi
  • USM student housing and off-campus housing options
  • Access to selected academic courses
  • Modern library facilities with group study rooms, online resources and more
  • Access to gymnasiums & fitness activities on Portland and Gorham campuses.
  • Individual tutorial program
  • Planned social activities and field trips
  • Conditional admission to USM for qualified applicants
  • Certificate of completion


Application Deadline for International Students: May 1, 2016

The Summer Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is for students who want to improve their academic English language skills...and to have fun learning about the Maine coast and its unique history and culture.

Program Dates: July 18- August 12, 2016 (4 weeks)

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