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TLab: Travel and Learn Abroad

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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.

Click here to complete the 2019 TLab Scholarship Application!

Short Courses

These one-week TLab courses are for educators, lifelong learners, and world explorers.


Literary Oxford
(July 14-20, 2019)

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.

(July 12-30, 2019)

English Literature (July 7-27, 2019)
International Politics (August 4-17, 2019)

Creative Writing (July 8 - August 3, 2019)
Theatre and Performance (August 5-17, 2019)

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 Oxford. Scholarships are not available for the short course at Oxford or Shakespeare Birthplace TrustLearn more.

Click here to complete the 2019 TLab Scholarship Application!

Application Instructions

  1. Find your local ESU Branch. Consult the list below to see if there is a scholarship available in your area.
  2. Read your ESU Branch's application procedure. Most branches will ask you to use the application form on this page. Some will interview candidates or have a unique procedure.
  3. Apply! 

Additional Funding Opportunities

What do I do if there is no ESU branch near me or I don't win the 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.

English in Action 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

English in Action 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.

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BRANCH LISTING

The following ESU Branches are sponsoring scholarships for Summer 2019. Click on the branch name closest to where you live, even if you do not live in that city, as some branches offer scholarships for their region or entire state.

ESU Branch  Deadline
New this year! Apply for a national
scholarship if your school is not located 
in one of the regions listed below.


TBD
Atlanta
Central Florida
Chicago
1/15/2019
1/4/2019
TBD
Denver 1/4/2019
Ft. Lauderdale TBD
Greensboro 1/31/2019
Greenwich 1/30/2019
Hawaii 1/31/2019
Houston TBD
Indianapolis
Kentucky
2/28/2019
Closed for 2019
Naples 1/10/2019
New Orleans 1/12/2019
New York City TBD
New York State TBD
Northern California TBD
Palm Peach 2/1/2019
Princeton 2/9/2019
Research Triangle, NC  Closed for 2019
Richmond 1/17/2019
St. Louis 2/13/2019

 
 

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