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Travel and Learn Abroad in the UK  ESU TLab Summer Programs

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Study Abroad.  Return Home Inspired!

Teachers, educators, lifelong learners:  Study in the UK and have an unforgettable educational experience!

Our English in Action-TLab programs will transport you to the famed campuses of England and Scotland where you will attend real classes with top professors at the University of Oxford, the University of Edinburgh, Shakespeare's Globe Theater, and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Short Courses

One-week TLab programs developed exclusively for the ESU are open to educators, current or retired, ESU members, and life-long learners.  These programs do not qualify for scholarships and registration is available online.
Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust—
Stratford-upon-Avon (July 8-14, 2018)

Programs Eligible for Scholarships

The ESU invites secondary school teachers of English, humanities, or social studies to engage in one of our longer courses of two to three weeks of formal study with the following TLab-UK programs:

Shakespeare's Globe—London (July 2-20, 2018)

University of Oxford (July & August, 2018)

University of Edinburgh (July & August, 2018)
Educators in New York State are eligible for a scholarship of up to $5,000 to cover these program costs.

To apply to a Scholarship Program

Complete the 2018 ESU Scholarship Application (select "New York State" on the branch question) by February 15, 2018

Please note the following:

  • Educators must be returning to the classroom following the program.
  • Preference is given to teachers with 4-15 years experience.
  • Preference is given to teachers working in under-served schools/communities.

Interviews will be held by invitation only the week of February 12, 2018


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