English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

English Language School Location

The University of Southern Maine is the only public urban comprehensive university in the State of Maine. Its primary mission is to provide excellent higher education to talented and culturally diverse students. The exceptional student body and faculty, along with its three campus locations in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston-Auburn, give USM a healthy learning atmosphere and a stimulating, open and challenging environment.

USM Portland Campus

USM's two main campuses (Portland and Gorham) are located in and around the beautiful and historic seaside city of Portland (greater city population 230,000), the cultural and economic center of Maine located on scenic Casco Bay. Both Portland and Gorham offer very safe, comfortable environments for residential students. Boston, Massachusetts, is only 160 km away and is easily accessible by bus (and soon by train). The State of Maine, known as "Vacationland," has four distinct seasons, and offers a wide variety of sporting and leisure activities. It is known to be one of the safest states in the USA.

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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