Academic Services

MEI Language Lab

MEI operates a special computer lab just for MEI students. The lab is in the Cole Student Activities building, Rooms 3112 and 3114. The computers have special software you can use for extra English practice:

  • Pronunciation software
  • Grammar software
  • Vocabulary software
  • Reading software
  • Video software

All computers have cameras and headphones and can be used with Skype or MSN.

University Computer Labs

The University of Maryland has computer labs all across campus. Both Windows and Mac computers are available. All computers have Microsoft Office software installed. Printer services are available in most computer labs.

University Media Center

As a student at MEI, you can borrow from a collection of films, documentaries, and TV programs that can help you:

  • improve your English skills
  • learn more about American culture

Media resources include:

ESOL Videos

video programs to help you improve your English language skills and your understanding of American culture

Pronunciation Videos

video programs to help you improve your pronunciation of English and to prepare for interview situations

American History in Video

the largest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles

Dance in Video

streaming video collection of dance performances including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational

Education in Video

the first online collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers

Ethnographic Video Online

over 750 hours and 1,000 films for the study of human culture from every region of the world

Opera in Video

streaming access to 40 full opera performances in a wide range of styles and from different historical periods

Theater in Video

streaming video collection of plays and documentaries


an extensive collection of Japanese animated motion pictures and shorts

University Libraries

As a student at MEI, you can use any of the eight libraries at the University of Maryland:

  • the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area
  • 3.7 million books
  • 17,000 E-journals
  • 100,000+ E-Books
  • 352+ Databases

The library is home to:

  • the Library of American Broadcasting Archives
  • the National Public Broadcasting Archives
  • the International Piano Archives
  • the Gordon W. Prange Collection of Japanese print publications


MEI students may see advisors any time they have questions.  Some of the areas that advisors can help you with are listed below.


  • Admission to UMD
  • Preparing for study in the U.S.
  • Help applying to U.S. universities
  • Advice about UMD academic resources


  • I-20 and visa questions
  • Questions about transferring
  • Questions about working on campus
  • Questions about finding food from your home country
  • Questions about interesting places to visit


  • Travel in the U.S.
  • Questions about health services
  • Driving and parking
  • Banking and money
  • Questions about daily life