There are two ways to LIVE AND LEARN at the Maui Language Institute – through the Intensive English Program (IEP) or the SAM (Study Abroad on Maui) Program. Students who register for these programs are integrated in the same classrooms. The difference between the two is that the SAM Program attracts groups of students from the same university who are granted credit from their home universities for the courses they take at MLI. SAM students generally stay at MLI for 1-4 months. Intensive English students study at MLI until they are ready to advance to the University of Hawaii Maui College credit program. They generally stay at MLI for 8 weeks to18 months. Intensive English Program is an open-enrollment program and therefore students may enter at any time. Both programs also admit short-term students.
There are several ways to VISIT AND LEARN at the Maui Language Institute – through Short Term Programs (STP's) and Rainbow Studies (RS). The STP's are custom-designed programs for groups of students ranging in age from 12 to senior citizens. The curriculum combines English language learning with seminars and excursions that introduce Maui's culture, history, and environment. Most Short Term Programs are 1-4 weeks in length. Rainbow Studies is MLI's 2-week mid-summer program that also combines English language learning with seminars and excursions. The difference between the two is that STP's are custom-designed to meet the specific requirements of groups. Rainbow Studies is a set curriculum and is open to both individuals and groups. Students may also join the Intensive English Program for the duration of their visit.