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Travel and Learn Abroad in the UK  ESU TLab Summer Programs

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These two- to six-week TLab courses are designed for educators and engaged learners of literature, drama, or history.  A competitive scholarship program is also available to classroom teachers.

To apply to a Scholarship Program

Please complete the following steps:

  1. Contact Johnnie Zarzeka at  jszarzeka@gmail.com

  2. Start your application HERE to be considered for the Atlanta TLab Scholarship! 

  3. Deadline is February 1, 2024

  4.  Scholar is responsible for travel costs, although the Atlanta Branch will provide up to $1,600 for travel insurance and overseas travel.

  5. We want each applicant to fully understand the requirements of accepting a summer-study scholarship; therefore, below is additional information for the applicant's consideration.

  • The Scholarship covers tuition, room and board at the accepted institution. 
  • Scholars will pay for transportation costs, although the Atlanta Branch will provide up to $1,600 to offset overseas travel costs. 
  • Scholars are responsible for any incidental expenses, including weekend travel costs and travel insurance.
  • The Scholarship is offered only to high school educators in the greater Atlanta metro area which includes:  Clayton, Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett counties.
  • Successful applicants must have completed at least four years of full-time teaching in one of the areas in which the scholarships are offered.
  • The scholar's role, in addition to being a student, is to be an ambassador for both the English-Speaking Union and the teaching profession.
  • The successful applicant will sign a contract with the ESU Atlanta Branch wherein they agree to repay the entire scholarship amount if for any reason she/he fails to fulfill the entire course of study and receive a Certificate of Completion from the chosen program.
  • The successful applicant must submit the original Certificate of Completion along with a personal reflection of the program and is expected to attend an ESU Atlanta Branch meeting and offer a short presentation highlighting this summer experience.   
  • Each successful applicant is expected to become an active member in the ESU Atlanta Branch.  
  • Shakespeare's Globe Scholarship recipients are expected to be actively involved at the ESU Atlanta Branch Shakespeare Competition scheduled for a Sunday in February 2024.
  • The successful applicant will be responsible for applicable taxes, if there are any.