The ESU unlocks opportunities to educators, students and lifelong learners to live and learn in the United Kingdom on programs ranging from one week to one year. Merit-based and ESU branch-sponsored scholarships available to renowned British universities and theatre programs.
English in Action matches learners of English with volunteer tutors for weekly conversation practice. The program offers one-to-one conversations and group discussions. Volunteers provide newcomers with a window into U.S. life and culture.
The Andrew Romay New Immigrant Center (ARNIC) supports the integration of recent immigrants into U.S. social, economic and civic life. The free program offers English language classes, conversation practice, career development services and opportunities for civic and cultural learning. The center builds community for new immigrants from diverse backgrounds.
The National Shakespeare Competition is a performance-based program supported by ESU Branches across the country. High school students read, analyze, perform and recite Shakespearean monologues and sonnets. The National Shakespeare Writing Competition provides high school students the opportunity to express their love of Shakespeare through creative and analytical writing.
The ESU’s middle and high school debate leagues provide students with the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills through public speaking at debate tournaments in the US throughout the academic year. Students from all over the world also have the opportunity to hone their skills during the International Public Speaking Competition in London.