Preparing next generation international researchers

Through travel and research, the Student Project for Amity among Nations prepares undergraduate students to be globally aware citizens, critical thinkers, international scholars, and enlightened leaders in a rapidly changing, interconnected world.

To accomplish this mission, we:

  • Offer a rigorous international research program to develop students both personally and professionally to be independent-minded, intellectually curious, and self-confident
  • Help students acquire skills in research, writing, and cross-cultural competence
  • Foster international understanding and friendship, for the benefit of the individual SPAN participant, the community, the country, and the world
Our values:
  • Insightful and curious questions, the open exchange of idea, a spirit of adventure
  • A willingness to volunteer as a student participant or as an alumnus of the SPAN academic program
We believe:
  • Creative solutions to global problems stem from friendship with those of a culture and country other than our own because, per the SPAN motto, “it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”
  • No student should be deprived of an opportunity to travel and conduct research abroad due to a lack of financial resources.