Programs & Activities

TLab: Travel and Learn Abroad

Program thumbnail

Study Abroad.  Return Inspired!

Educators and lifelong learners: Study in the UK for an unforgettable immersive experience! Live and learn on the famed campuses of England and Scotland or take a deep dive into Shakespeare -- exploring his hometown or standing on the stage of the Globe. Lose yourself in our short (one-week) and intensive (two- to six-week) courses and explore the history while soaking up the culture for a truly comprehensive learning experience.

Our exclusive partnerships give you access to renowned scholars and behind-the-scenes experiences specifically designed for classroom teachers and lifelong learners. TLab's intensive programs elevate you as you study in official university courses with top professors at the UK's most prestigious campuses.

Teachers, return to your classroom refreshed and reinvigorated with new insights to share with your students. Professional development credit, scholarships, and fundraising assistance are all available.

Short Courses

This one-week TLab course is for educators, lifelong learners and world explorers.

Multi-Week Courses

These two- to six-week TLab courses are designed for educators and engaged learners of literature, drama, or history.  A competitive scholarship program is also available to classroom teachers.


Creative Writing


Every year, the ESU provides nearly 50 scholarships for classroom teachers in their communities. ESU scholarships are for current classroom teachers attending our multi-week courses at Shakespeare's Globe, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of OxfordLearn more.

Additional Funding Opportunities

What do I do if I don't win a scholarship? 

Click here and download our fundraising guide! We will provide supporting documentation for teachers applying for grants and scholarships from other organizations. Email us at tlab@esuus.org for more information.

Applicants to SUISS programs at the University of Edinburgh may be eligible for a SUISS Scholarship. Click here to read more about SUISS Scholarships.

The ESU has partnered with the National English Honor Society (NEHS) to provide an additional source of funding. High school teachers who are advisors for active NEHS chapters are eligible to apply for "Advisor Grants," which are competitive grants designed to help finance study and travel opportunities. Visit the NEHS website for more information or email: nehs@niu.edu.

Fundmytravel.com

The ESU has also partnered with Fund My Travel to provide a platform with additional resources to launch a funding campaign from. Visit www.fundmytravel.com for more information and to set up a funding campaign.

Shakespeare Archives

BRANCH LISTING

The following ESU Branches sponsored scholarships in the summer of 2019. This page will be updated with information for the summer of 2020 on an ongoing basis. Once the applications are live, please click on the ESU Branch closest to where you live, even if you do not live in that city, as some branches offer scholarships for their entire region or state.

ESU Branch  Deadline
Atlanta
Austin
Central Florida
Charlottesville
2/1/2020
1/3/2020
1/6/2020
1/13/2020
Denver 1/15/2020
Ft. Lauderdale TBD
TBD
Greenwich
Hawaii TBD
Houston TBD
Indianapolis
Kentucky
1/30/2020
10/1/2019
Naples 1/20/2020
New Orleans TBD
New York City 2/1/2020
2/1/2020
Northern California
Palm Beach 2/1/2020
Princeton TBD
Research Triangle NC
Richmond
1/30/2020
1/23/2020
St. Louis 2/10/2020