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Destinations 2013: France
Students who traveled with SPAN, the Student Project for Amity among Nations, to France during the summer of 2013 pursued research projects in the following areas: energy sustainability; The Russian emigre community; Muslim minorities and religious freedom, and the treatment of Jews in France during the Vichy government.
Kim Munholland, Ph.D., is a University of Minnesota emeritus professor of history.
Destination 2013: South Africa
SPANners to South Africa, 2013, explored the following topics: the role of community engagement in public policy development; animal conservation and its role in economics and politics; apartheid-era propaganda and the role of women; and lastly, oral storytelling about everyday life in South Africa.
Andrew Carlson, Ph.D., is an instructor in communications at Metro State University.
SPAN, the Student Project for Amity among Nations, is Minnesota’s oldest, and one-of-a-kind study and research abroad program. It was founded in 1947 by a group of students who saw the need for international understanding. Since its inception, nearly 3,000 SPANners have visited 93 countries on six continents. As a student-led non-profit organization, the Minnesota SPAN Association offers every SPAN participant a scholarship. SPAN is open to students from all Minnesota colleges and universities.