English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Dates and Fees

July 18 - August 12, 2016

August 29 - December 09, 2016

January 19 -  May 6, 2016

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.


Fees (in U.S. Dollars)

Application and program deposit:
A $190 payment must be sent with the application; $150 will be applied to program costs when a student enrolls. If a student does not enroll, the University keeps this deposit.

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







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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