SPAN, one-of-a-kind!

Cost-effective with lasting impact

The Student Project for Amity among Nations (SPAN), Minnesota’s first study and research abroad program, can have a lasting affect on a student’s education and life. The SPAN program offers:

  • –a summer abroad in a far-away location
  • –the opportunity for in-depth research on a self-chosen topic
  • –mentoring from faculty with deep knowledge in international affairs
  • –a global perspective and world-wide connections that can last a lifetime
  • –opportunities for student leadership roles
  • –eight University of Minnesota credits in foreign studies (FSSP 5960 & 5970 meet “writing intensive” and “global perspective” U requirements)
  • –a substantive research paper that may qualify as a senior or honors paper
  • –scholarships to financially support your journey