Calendar for SSE Application and Notification for a 2021-2022 Gap Year
Fall 2020: Call for applicants.
January 2021: SSE Applications Due January 22, 2021
ESU staff will send interview materials to the SSE Committee Regional Chairs.
The English-Speaking Union
C/O Alice Uhl
144 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016
February 4-18, 2021: ESU Regional Chairs conduct interviews (in person or via Zoom/Skype/FaceTime).
February 21, 2021: Deadline for Regional Chairs to submit interview notes to the ESU for dissemination to the committee.
Early March 2021: Confirm finalists, and send confirmation to the UK for placement.
By April 8, 2021: American finalists placed in UK schools.
Mid-April 2021: The ESU notifies finalists and families of their placement. A $2,000 non-refundable program fee is due to the ESU upon receipt of invoice.
June 2021: Pre-departure orientation at the ESU in New York.
September 2021: Students depart for the United Kingdom.