Welcome to SPAN

Go places with SPAN in summer 2017

In summer 2017 the Student Project for Amity among Nations, SPAN, intends to travel to two countries: Morocco and Russia to enable undergraduate students to pursue independent research.
These destinations offer participants an opportunity to immerse themselves in another culture and country, to sightsee, and to explore a self-chosen research topic in which the student is keenly interested. Want to go along?

Set your sights on traveling overseas with SPAN in summer 2017.

First, learn more about this one-of-a-kind research and travel program. Read more about the 2017 destinations and the faculty who will lead the study and research student groups, namely Ryan Goei, Ph.D., (Morocco) and advisors Dana Lindaman, Ph.D., (Morocco) and Matt Miller, Ph.D. (Russia), who has previously taken SPANners to Russia.

SPAN is open to students from all Minnesota colleges and universities. Check out this rewarding possibility, then apply to be a SPAN researcher for summer 2017. Completion of the SPAN research program earns eight upper-level University of Minnesota credits; SPAN also satisfies the Writing Intensive and Global Perspectives requirements for U of M students. The SPAN research paper can also be used for one’s honors or senior thesis.

Every SPAN student is eligible to receive a scholarship.

Students back from Germany and Armenia & Georgia

After a summer abroad, 2015 SPAN students have returned from Germany or Armenia & Georgia, former states of the Soviet Union. They are compiling their research finding on a variety of topics: from quantum physics, Armenian genocide, and public health, to architecture, folklore and poetry. During this past fall  semester the participants met in a group setting or one-on-one with their faculty advisors to receive guidance on the basics of writing a substantive research paper.