TLab: Travel and Learn Abroad
Programs Eligible for Scholarships
The Kentucky Branch of the English-Speaking Union will award a limited number of scholarships to qualified Kentucky college students and Kentucky middle and high school teachers for courses offered at Shakespeare's Globe, the University of Cambridge, the University of Edinburgh, or the University of Oxford during the summer of 2018. Scholarship awards will include tuition, lodging, and two meals daily as a part of these courses. Scholarships also include one week's lodging in London and a cash allowance which may or may not cover the costs of travel and incidentals (in 2017, the allowance was $1,800).
Scholarship awards are made by the ESU Kentucky Scholarship Committee after reviews of information submitted by applicants and interviews with the finalists.
Student Scholarships: Student scholarships will be awarded for studies in English Literature, History, and Social Sciences at the Universities of Edinburgh or Oxford for the summer of 2018. All students must be at least a junior with one year to complete at their home institution as an undergraduate upon their return.
College students must submit their applications through their respective college representative. Each participating university holds internal competitions to select no more than two students to send to the state-level competition. Every campus sets its own internal deadline, but the applications for the state-level competition must be received by October 1, 2017 by the Branch Scholarship Coordinator, whose address is included in the application.
Teacher Scholarships: Teacher scholarships will be awarded for studies in English Literature, History, and Social Sciences at Shakespeare's Globe, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Oxford for the summer of 2018. All teachers applying for this scholarship must have a minimum of three years teaching expeirence. Teacher applications must be submitted by October 1, 2017 to the Branch Scholarship Coordinator, whose address is included in the application.
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.
The ESU Kentucky will award two scholarships to a 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 Cambridge
University of Oxford (July & August, 2018)
University of Edinburgh (July & August, 2018)
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)