English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Fall 2010 ESOL/International students in front of Philippi Hall, Gorham Campus
ESOL students who participated in the Summer 2011 Intensive Program

Welcome to the University of Southern Maine's ESOL Program!

The primary mission of the University of Southern Maine is to provide excellent higher education to talented and culturally diverse students. The exceptional faculty and student body, 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 is unique in that it is the only public urban comprehensive university in the State of Maine.

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We are looking for current USM students interested in serving as student ambassadors/social contacts to an international visiting student during our 4-week language program, July 20 – August 14, 2015. Volunteers may be interested in international relations, cross-cultural communication, hospitality, foreign language, or TESOL- or any other field! Most importantly, he or she should be curious, welcoming, and friendly, and have a strong interest in making a friend from another country.

Summer 2015 Intensive English Language Program


Fort Williams PicnicProgram Dates: July 20- August 14, 2015

  • High quality Instruction
  • Small multicultural classes
  • Maine coast excursions
  • Student Visa assistance available
  • Comfortable summer housing options

Application deadline, May 1, 2015

For more information about our exciting summer program and application requirements, please click here.

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