Calendar for SSE Application and Notification for a 2020-2021 Gap Year
Fall 2019: Call for applicants.
December 2019: ESU staff will send interview materials to the SSE Committee Regional Chairs.
Deadline for applications - EXTENDED!
The English-Speaking Union
C/O Betty Trevino-Roth
144 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016
February 4-18, 2020: ESU Regional Chairs conduct interviews (in person or via phone/Skype/FaceTime).
February 21, 2020: Deadline for Regional Chairs to submit interview notes to the ESU for dissemination to the committee.
Mid-March 2020: Confirm finalists, and send confirmation to the UK for placement.
By April 8, 2020: American finalists placed in UK schools.
Mid-April 2020: 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 2020: Pre-departure orientation at the ESU in New York.
September 2020: Students depart for the United Kingdom.