Welcome to SPAN

SPAN, the Student Project for Amity among Nations, is Minnesota’s longest-running research and travel abroad program. SPAN offers undergraduates from all Minnesota colleges and universities an opportunity to conduct independent research on a self-chosen topic, while immersing themselves in a culture different from their own.

Summer 2022: SPANners return from London, England

SPAN, the Student Project for Amity among Nations, sent undergraduate researchers to London, England in the summer of 2022. It was a summertime visit to London like no other with celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, the downfall of Boris Johnson, and in late July, record-setting heat. While in London, SPANners, as they are called, were based at the University of Roehampton. You’ll recall, unfortunately during the summers of 2020 and 2021, SPAN researchers could not travel to London due to concerns relating to the global pandemic. Recruitment for next summer in London 2023 (a possible destination) is currently underway.  Learn more about the experiences enjoyed by previous SPANners here.

For Students: Travel to London, England, in summer 2023. Or alternatively, Cairo, Egypt.

These are two possible destinations under consideration for travel in summer 2023. Find out what SPAN entails and how to apply for this unique program.

For Alumni: Reconnect with your SPAN travel mates; meet the newest generation of student researchers. Volunteer.

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