The English-Speaking Union of the United States: Education. Scholarship. Understanding.

Study Abroad for Teachers - TLab

University of Edinburgh

Text and Context

  • Modernism (July 9-21, 2018)
  • Scottish Literature (July 23 - August 4, 2018)
  • Contemporary Literature (August 6-18, 2018)

Creative Writing (July 9 - August 4, 2018)

Theater & Performance (August 6-18)

Who should apply?
This is a competitive, intensive program, ideally suited for secondary school teachers.

Course Requirements

Text and Context and Theater & Performance course applications require two reference letters.  Creative Writing course applications require one reference letter as well as a writing sample.  See Scottish Universities' International Summer School application checklist for further details.

Texts assigned prior to course. Written work dependent on course and graduate credit.

Program Cost

Text and Context 2 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks
£1443 £2778 £4190
Creative Writing Option 1: Creative Writing (4 weeks) Option 2: Creative Writing + Contemporary Literature (6 weeks) Option 3: Creative Writing and Theater & Performance (6 weeks)
£2994 £4230 £4559
Theater & Performance Option 1: Theater & Performance (2 weeks) Option 2: Theater & Performance + Scottish Literature (4 weeks) Option 3: Theater & Performance + Modernism + Scottish Literature (6 weeks)
£1808 £3106 £4375
Credit Fees 1 course 2 courses 3 courses
£70 £100


Program cost includes accommodation in the Pollock Halls of Residence, University of Edinburgh and breakfast and dinner at the Pollock Halls cafeteria.  Housing with en-suite accommodation is available at an additional cost.

Program cost does not include travel, travel insurance, medical insurance, additional meals, or any other incidentals.

Refund Policy
Scholars will adhere to the SUISS
refund and cancellation policies.  ESU Branch Scholarship recipients will sign a contract with their Branch wherein they are required to repay the entire scholarship amount (concurrent with SUISS's refund and cancellation policies) if for any reason they must cancel their course of study or are unable to complete the course.

Professional Development Contact Hours and Credit

  • Text and Context, 34 hours
  • Creative Writing, 60 hours
  • Theater and Performance, 30 hours 

All students who complete their course receive a certificate of attendance.  Credit is available for a modest fee, though not compulsory.  

May be available from your local ESU Branch.  You may also explore further scholarship and grant resources

More Information

 University of Edinburgh Brochure (2017)

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Hear ESU TLab SUISS Scholars Michael Mezzo and Lindsey Wrin speak about their experiences in summer 2016.

Program Extras for ESU Teacher-Scholars

  • "Debating in the Schools" Seminars with educators from the ESU Scotland (tentative)
  • "Taking it Back Home" or seminars on teaching applications for the US classroom.
  • Continue the conversation back at home with membership in the ESU and ESU Teacher-Scholar Consortium.

Application Details
Download the application form for your program here. Mail form, together with supporting documents to: 

The English-Speaking Union
144 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016 

Application Deadline
March 9, 2018 (Please email your application to by this date)

Scholarship candidates will have earlier deadlines.

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