Text & Context
Modernism: July 11 - 23, 2016
Scottish Literature: July 25 - August 6, 2016
Contemporary Literature: August 8 - 20, 2016
Creative Writing: July 11 - August 6, 2016
Creative Writing and Contemporary Literature: July 11 - August 20, 2016
Creative Writing and Theatre: July 11 - August 20, 2016
Theatre & Performance
British and Irish Theatre: August 8 - 20, 2016
Scottish Literature and Theatre: July 25 - August 20, 2016
Modernism, Scottish Literature and Theatre: July 11 - August 20, 2016
English Literature Summer School (Exeter College): July 3 - 23, 2016
History, Politics & Society Summer School (Exeter College): July 3 - 23, 2016
Creative Writing Summer School (Exeter College): July 24 - August 13, 2016
International Politics Summer School (St. Anthony's College): July 31 - August 13, 2016
2015 Oxford Program Brochure (2016 Available soon)
3. Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance at Shakespeare's Globe is offered exclusively to teachers through the English-Speaking Union of the United States.
2015 Globe TSTP Program Brochure (2016 Available in December)
The course costs include tuition, most meals and dorm rooms with shared bath. Refer to the websites for each program for details. Airfare and insurance are not included.
YES! In fact, most of our ESU BUSS teachers are fully or partially funded through the generosity of ESU Branch members. To see if an ESU BUSS Fellowship is available in your community, click here.
If you live in a community that does not offer a scholarship, you are still invited to apply directly through the National Headquarters of the English-Speaking Union. We regret that we cannot provide scholarships for all qualified teachers, but we encourage you to seek funding through your own community resources (such as schools, local foundations, and local businesses). Upon request, the ESU and the partner schools will provide letters of support for your funding proposals.
BUSS 2016 program dates, details, and course descriptions and application forms will be available by December 1, 2015. For information on last year's dates and course descriptions, please download the 2015 brochures for The Globe, Oxford and Edinburgh.
If you are applying for a scholarship from an ESU Branch, please visit the ESU Branch website for the application and information on deadlines. Note: if you are selected for a ESU BUSS scholarship, you will need to complete the UK educational institution's application and send it to The English-Speaking Union National Headquarters, 144 East 39th Street, New York, NY 10016. Applications for Summer 2016 are due March 1, 2016.
Teachers are notified directly via e-mail by the educational institution in mid-April of their acceptance.
Your email from the British institution will outline required next steps. In general:
In the event that a fellow is unable to attend the program, he/she must notify the Branch (if receiving a scholarship) and the Education Department in writing. Fees paid to the institution will be returned according to the individual schools' regulations, as specified in their materials. Recipients of ESU BUSS Scholarships will be personally liable for the fees in the event of a withdrawal.
Indeed, you may apply again. However, most Branches do not offer scholarships to previous BUSS awardees. Note: Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance at Shakespeare's Globe has a limited number of spots, and preference will be given to teachers participating for the first time.
Many of our BUSS alum return to give presentations to their local ESU Branches, as well as to help run our ESU Education programs, including BUSS, the ESU National Shakespeare Competition, Shakespeare Set Free and the Middle School Debate Program. Please visit your ESU Branch Website to learn about more opportunities for ESU members.
Please contact Alice Uhl, ESU International Programs Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-818-1200, ext. 212.
"Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance" at Shakespeare's Globe breathed new life into my perception of Shakespeare and his plays - and the pedagogical approaches are unlike anything I have learned before. My students are already loving each lesson I bring from the Globe's TSTP program!
-- Kate Alexander, Richmond, Virginia (The Globe, 2011)