Scholarships & Financial Aid

SPAN, the Student Project for Amity among Nations, strives to be as affordable as possible and accessible to all students.

Budget planning for summer 2023 travel to London, England

Estimated program total costs: $6,000-8,000

  • $4,700 – Costs billed to SPAN@Hamline University student account*
  • $2,000-3,000 – Estimated additional personal expenses

The program expenses include:

  • 4 credits for GLOB 3980 (abroad)
  • Housing at the University of Roehampton, in London
  • Daily breakfast and two group meals
  • Group excursions planned by Hamline and Roehampton
  • Hamline’s International Emergency Insurance (does not cover routine care; COVID-19 limitations)
  • Two weeks unlimited London metro card for local transportation (more can be added as needed)
  • Access to Roehampton’s library and other campus facilities

Expenses not included (varies depending on student needs and desires):

  • 4 credits for GLOB 3020 (Hamline Campus Spring term)
  • Additional meals
  • Flights
  • Passport costs
  • Books and research materials
  • Additional in-country transportation/housing costs
  • Personal shopping/excursion/entertainment costs
  • Additional transportation costs beyond the 2-weeks provided
  • Contingency costs
*Costs based upon the number of enrollees in SPAN@Hamline for summer 2023, London, England. The $4,700 figure is based on the cost for the London 2022 group and is anticipated to be similar.  It includes the cost of four (4) Hamline academic credits for the summer and the program costs associated with a five week stay in and around London, England. 

SPAN-awarded scholarships for summer 2023, London, England

All students enrolled in the SPAN@Hamline program are eligible to receive SPAN-awarded scholarships. The SPAN scholarships are being awarded only because of the generosity of SPAN alumni. Scholarships are intended to reduce the financial burden for a student and to help close the gap between the program costs and the means an individual student may have to fund his/her trip.

In order to receive a SPAN scholarship, a student must complete the SPAN scholarship application.  Every student who applies for SPAN scholarships will receive a $1000 scholarship.  Additional scholarships may be awarded based on a review of the application materials.  For additional scholarship and application information, please contact the SPAN program specialist at Hamline within the Global Engagement Center, (GEC):

Other scholarships and financial aid

Financial aid may be available to Hamline students for the summer term because the course includes six credits – the minimum amount required to use aid in summer.  Students from other schools should talk to their financial aid office at their university or college to learn if and how they can apply financial aid to the SPAN program.

Students are also encouraged to seek out additional scholarships to help pay for their trip.  To learn more about funding a study-abroad experience:

For Hamline students:  Funding Study Away

For UMN students: UMNTC Learning Abroad Center Finances

Additional scholarship resources for SPAN participants: (HINT: To view this list, please copy the url below in your browser.)