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

Teachers Learning Abroad

University of Oxford (3-week courses): English Literature; History, Politics & Society; Creative Writing; International Politics

Courses (click through to read descriptions and course outlines)

Who should apply?

This is a competitive, intensive program, ideally suited for secondary school teachers.

Course Requirements

Preparatory reading in advance of course, active participation in seminars and private study, and two written assignments during the course.

Program Cost

  • From £2945 English Literature; History, Politics & Society; Creative Writing
  • From £2340 International Politics

Program cost includes tuition, access to libraries and IT facilities, accommodation, and meals (except lunch on Saturdays and Sundays). 

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

Refund Policy

Scholars will adhere to the Oxford 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 Oxford'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

English Literature, History, Politics & Society, and Creative Writing minimum of 46.5 contact hours.  International Politics course minimum of 45 contact hours.  Please reference specific course pages for breakdown of hours.

All participants will receive a certificate of completion from the University of Oxford upon submission of course work.


May be available from your local ESU Branch. Click here for a list of branches offering scholarships as well as further scholarship and grant resources. 

More Information

University of Oxford Brochure

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Program Extras for ESU Teacher-Scholars

  • Writing Seminars
  • "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 relevant program:

English Literature Application

History, Politics & Society Application

Creative Writing Application

International Politics Application

Mail form, together with supporting documents and four passport-sized photos, to: 

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

Application Deadline

tentative February 27, 2017
Scholarship candidates will have earlier deadlines.

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