London, England in summer 2023

In summer 2023, SPAN, the Student Project for Amity among Nations, will return to London, England. London is a thriving metropolis with a multicultural population of nine million. Housing will be available for the student researchers at the University of Roehampton – London. Students will partake in group excursions throughout the city, as well as day trips to cultural heritage sites outside of London. Students will travel to other parts of the U.K. as their research requires and and may travel elsewhere for personal exploration with approval from the SPAN faculty advisor.

Students select their own research topic. There are a wide range of subjects to choose from: politics, history, archeology, entrepreneurship, immigration, technology, life sciences, health care, music, art, literature, journalism, and many, many more. (HINT: Scroll to the bottom of this page to view a promotional poster about visiting London and the SPAN faculty advisor who will be leading the student researchers while there.)

Undergraduates from any Minnesota college or university and from any academic discipline can apply to be a SPAN researcher for summer 2023, once Hamline University formalizes and announces the destinations for next summer.  At the completion of the program, students are awarded six Hamline University credits, which can be transferred to other institutions. 

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Go places with SPAN

Since its inception in 1947, more than 2,500 SPANners, as they are called, have traveled to six continents and visited 85 countries.  Our most recent destinations include:

Summer 2022: England

— Summer 2017: Morocco and Russia

— Summer 2015: Armenia & Georgia, and Germany

— Summer 2014: Cuba & Puerto Rico, and Russia