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Educator looking for 2 Month Sabbatical in England

My name is Paul Cox and I am an education professor at the University of Virginia's College at Wise in the US. I am very excited about a 2-month sabbatical to research how teachers are trained in England. I am hoping to find a rental home from September 1 to October 31 (2 months).

My wife and I are both educators. Valerie is a librarian and I taught math/science. Over the years, I moved from teaching positions to school administration and then to higher education. Currently, I help prepare students to become licensed teachers. Over the past 25 years, Valerie and I have been blessed to work with wonderful people and great kids.

A few years ago, Valerie and I visited the UK with our 3 children. I became very interested in how teacher training programs are different/similar to teacher training programs in the US. I am hopeful to learn as much as I can about teacher training in England.

A wish list:)
I really need to be within a 20 min walk to a train station and within a 1-hour train ride to London/Oxford where I will need to travel each week. I am not confident enough to rent a car.

My university is giving me $1500 or 1100 GBP per month. I suspect I will need to increase this budget but right now, that's what the university has offered,

My family would like to visit with me over the 2 months at times when they are able to take leave from jobs and school. This would mean on some weeks I would be the only one in the rental and other weeks I would have family staying with me. Min of 2 bedrooms 2 baths.

I would really like a home/cottage village-type setting where I could walk to shops, pubs, and parks.

Thanks so much for reading my post and take care.

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Last Updated: Saturday, March 13, 2021


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Number of Bathrooms

Accommodations suited for
4 people
Property Type
Any Type

Availability (Month/Day/Year)

Available from Wednesday, September 1, 2021 until Sunday, October 31, 2021
Flexible With Dates

Sabbatical Destination:

*Approximate location of destination is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.


State or Province
United Kingdom
Closest University
Oxford University
Universities Nearby
Winchester, Banbury, Bristol, Bath Spa University
Neighborhood Keywords
Rochester, St. Albans, Guildford, Winchester, Oxford, Banbury, Marlow

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  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Info:

  • Furnished
  • On Campus
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Unfurnished
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • SemiFurnished
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Elevator
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • Pool
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • ArtStudio
  • Gym
  • Baby Furniture


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  • Look after Pets
  • Care for Plants
  • Forward our Mail

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I began my teaching career as a middle school math and science teacher. I moved to a position as an elementary principal and then on to teaching at the undergraduate level. I love helping students transform into teachers and I am always looking for better way to prepare future teachers. I have some travel experience and hope my future travels can help create new study abroad opportunities for my students.

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