English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Dates and Fees

July 20 - August 14, 2015

August 31 - December 11, 2015

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 for 2014-15
(15-week program)

Summer Institute Costs  for 2015
(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






Spring 2016 Intensive English Language Program

USM ESOL Students snowshoeing at Pineland

Program Dates: January 12 - May 8, 2016

  • High quality Instruction
  • Small multicultural classes
  • 22 hours of instruction per week
  • Student visa assistance available
  • Student housing available

Registration still open for local students: participate in full program, or single course!

For information about spring 2016 program, please click here

(The application deadline for visa-seeking international students has passed, but there is plenty of time to apply for our summer program!)

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