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TLab: Travel and Learn Abroad

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Application Instructions

Please read the following instructions carefully.

1.  Applications should be submitted online no later than Monday, February 8th, 2021 at 5:00 pm.   

2.  Interviews will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2021 via Zoom and are by invitation only. 

If you are interested in becoming a TLab Scholar for the summer of 2021, please complete the following steps:

1. Start your application here to be considered for the Princeton Branch TLab Scholarship.
2. Go here for information on 2020 courses and dates as reference, 2021 dates & info coming soon.
3. The ESU wants each applicant to fully understand the requirements of accepting a summer-study scholarship; therefore, below is additional information for the applicants' consideration.
 The scholarship covers tuition, room and board, which is paid to the British schools through the national English-Speaking Union. Also covered are the airfare and ground transportation to and from airports by public transportation, which are purchased by the scholar and reimbursed by the Princeton Branch directly to the scholar.
 Scholarships are offered only to middle and high school educators teaching in New Jersey and nearby Pennsylvania.
 Applicants must have completed at least one year of full-time classroom teaching in one of the areas in which the scholarships are offered.
 Scholarship recipients must intend to remain in the classroom for at least two years in New Jersey following their summer study.
 The scholarship programs are intensive and demanding.  Travel to a foreign country requires stamina and diplomacy coupled with a willingness to learn about the customs of other cultures. 
 A valid US passport is required for travel, and a visa may be required.

 The scholar's role, in addition to being a student, is to be an ambassador for both the English-Speaking Union and the teaching profession.
 The successful applicant will sign a contract with the Princeton Branch, wherein s/he agrees to repay the entire scholarship amount if for any reason s/he fails to finish the course of study and fulfill all the assignments required by the course.
 The scholar is required to make a short presentation highlighting the summer experience to a meeting of the Princeton Branch of the ESU and provide photos and a paragraph or two to be published on the Branch's website. $200 of the scholarship will be withheld until these obligations are fulfilled.  
 The successful applicant is expected to become an active member in the English- Speaking Union, Princeton Branch.  Membership for 2021-2022 will be paid by the Princeton Branch as part of the scholarship.
 Shakespeare's Globe Scholarship recipients are expected to be actively involved in the ESU National Shakespeare Competition: Princeton Branch in Spring 2022.

 The scholar is expected to promote this scholarship program among colleagues within their own school and in at least two other schools using social media and school presentations during the fall of 2021.


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