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Teachers Learning Abroad (TLab)

Since 1957, the ESU has provided summer study abroad scholarships to middle and high school teachers at Oxford, Edinburgh and Shakespeare’s Globe in London.

Over 2,000 teachers have returned revitalized and inspired to share their new teaching strategies, knowledge and international perspective with over 200,000 students nationwide. The ESU and its Branches offer full and partial Teachers Learning Abroad (TLab) Scholarships to pay for the cost of study in the UK. The courses offered are for 2-3 weeks and cost $5,000-$6,000 which includes tuition, private room and some meals. ESU TLab Programs are offered at Oxford, Edinburgh and Shakespeare’s Globe in London each summer in July  and early August.

In the summer of 1998, Ben Martin, a long time ESU Kansas City Branch member and past president of the Kansas City Board, attended the Teachers Learning Abroad program in London. He studied at the Globe Theater performing, practicing, and teaching on the stage of the Globe. Ben said this experience with TLab was both a life-changing and career-changing adventure for him. Watch this video as Ben describes his experience with TLab—Teachers Learning Abroad in London


For scholarship information, contact Alice Uhl at auhl@esuus.org with any questions or requests.