Students at the University of Maryland enjoy one of the greenest campuses in the country. The campus is located in College Park, Maryland, a suburb of Washington DC, connected to the city by the Green and Yellow metro lines. Students will therefore experience the relaxed lifestyle and safety of student community while enjoying easy access to all of the opportunities of America’s capitol city. For more information check the school website.
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  • 1705 - 2980 USD
    Living Costs per Month
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  • Programmes
  • Facility & Services
  • Social life


The mission of Maryland English Institute (MEI) is to provide English language instruction and assessment at the postsecondary level for speakers of other languages who wish to learn English for academic, professional, or personal reasons.

About Location

Located just a few miles from America’s capitol, the Maryland English Institute is part of the University of Maryland, one of the top public research institutions in the U.S. MEI has been teaching English since 1980 and each year, students from more than 50 countries come to study with us in order to prepare for academic study at universities in the United States as well as for personal and professional reasons. Students have the opportunity to study on the campus of the University of Maryland, one of the greenest and most beautiful campuses in the United States, and ranked in the top 60 national universities and top 20 public universities in the United States.

Teaching Method

It is the mission of the Intensive English Program of Maryland English Institute to offer international students high-quality, multi-level academic English language instruction, cultural orientation, and preparation for academic study at universities in the United States.


  • running track
  • fitness rooms
  • weight rooms
  • matted room
  • table tennis
  • aerobics rooms
  • gyms
  • racquetball and squash courts
  • instructional and deep water pools
  • sauna
  • steam room
  • locker/shower facilities
  • outdoor pool
  • bike shop
  • climbing wall
  • sports fields for softball, Frisbee, soccer
  • two regulation field hockey/soccer fields
  • 14 outdoor tennis courts with lights
  • 18-hole golf course with driving range


  • 4 campus dining halls serving complete meals
  • several restaurants on campus
  • 14 cafés for lunch and light snacks
  • 6 food and convenience stores
  • 12 dining options in Stamp Union


Tuition costs do not include living expenses including housing. There are many communities in the area around the university where international students can comfortably live and the MEI can help you find housing, but cannot arrange housing for you.

  • Apartment Buildings
  • Rooms in Private Homes
  • Short-Term Rentals
  • Furnished Rooms
  • Town houses and houses

Social Programme

MEI students also participate in various social events. Examples include:

  • Basketball, Baseball, and Football Games
  • International Education Week
  • Bowling Parties
  • Ice Cream Parties
  • Outdoor Picnics


The MEI also offers many activities and events for students. These events help you better understand the American culture. They are also a great opportunity to make friends and have fun speaking English. These activities include:

  • International coffee hour (conversation each Wednesday from 3-4:30pm at Dorchester Hall)
  • Field Trips and Activities
  • Access to all local and University of Maryland events


  • The Inner Harbor
  • The Air and Space Museum
  • The Maryland Science Museum
  • The National Zoo
  • The National Museum of American History
  • The Newseum
  • The Spy Museum
  • The College Park Aviation Museum
  • The Mall to see the cherry blossoms

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