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Travel and Learn Abroad in the UK  ESU TLab Programs

Welcome back ESU TLab teachers from your summer studies in the UK!

Check out the testimonials and videos from some of the many teachers whose lives and teaching has been transformed at Oxford, Edinburgh & Shakespeare's Globe in London.


Educators and Lifelong Learners: Study in the United Kingdom for an unforgettable immersive experience! Live and learn on the famed campuses of England and Scotland or discover Shakespeare in the context that brought his works to life -- exploring his hometown in Stratford or performing on the stage of the Globe Theatre in London. 

Study Abroad.  Return Inspired!

The ESU's exclusive partnerships give you access to renowned scholars and behind-the-scenes experiences specifically designed for classroom teachers and lifelong learners. ESU TLab programs provide you the opportunity to study with top professors at the UK's most prestigious universities.

Teachers, return to your classroom refreshed and reinvigorated with new insights to share with your students. Professional development credit, scholarships, and fundraising assistance are all available. 

2023 Program Information for Reference Only.      Check back in November/December for 2024 UK program dates, prices and ESU Branch TLab scholarship application information!

Welcome back ESU TLab teachers from your summer studies in the UK! 


Short Courses

The ESU's1-week TLab programs in Stratford and Oxford are recommended for educators and lifelong learners.

Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust—


Multi-Week Courses

The ESU's two- to six-week TLab programs at Oxford, Edinburgh & Shakespeare's Globe in London are designed for educators and engaged learners of literature, drama, creative writing or history.  A competitive ESU Branch scholarship program is available to classroom teachers.