Multiple Locations +7
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Greece
  • Malta
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Cape Verde

Program Details

Non-Monetary Benefits
J-Term Maymester Summer Winter


Price Details
Program cost varies based on location and length of program. Check out the "Cities" page on our website for more information.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Some Meals Transportation Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Not Included
Some Activities Airfare Airport Transfers Some Meals Visa
Jun 08, 2023
Oct 27, 2023
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About Program

Atlantis is the #1, largest, and most reputable pre-health study abroad organization for US undergraduates. With shadowing experiences in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Croatia and more, our programs are perfect for students that are ready to see the world and can be combined into multi-country experiences. What better way to gain clinical hours than jet-setting around Europe! Students will shadow in top European hospitals with well-esteemed physicians and have the opportunity to explore the rich culture of the host cities.

As a pre-health student, we know how hard it can be to travel and balance a rigorous course load. However, professional schools are looking for students that can critically think about the world we live in and how to improve patient experience. With alumni in 40 of the top 50 MD programs, Atlantis prepares students for a future career in healthcare.

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Program Highlights

  • Programs run during winter and summer breaks so there is no need to take time off during your academic semesters!
  • Rotate weekly through different specialties to gain exposure to various medical practices and procedures.
  • Immerse yourself in a program abroad to understand healthcare in a global context, and embark on weekly excursions to experience European culture, sights, and food.
  • You do not need to know any European languages to have an amazing and impactful experience!
  • Start dates for summer in April, May, June, July and August, and for winter in December and January.

Program Reviews

4.93 Rating
based on 81 reviews
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  • Growth 4.95
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.9
  • Housing 4.8
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Shadowing, Montevideo, Uruguay

This experience was life changing it made a HUGE difference in my academic life as well as my personal life. It taught me professionalism and interaction with patients in a doctor aspect. The staff in the hospital were loving and accepting and had the will to teach. The site managers were amazing, kind and fun! Paola and Joaquin Are the Best! There was always something new to learn and that what made it spontaneous and exciting! Im definitely going to do it again! SIGN ME UP

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My Experience in Hungary

In November of 2017, I saw a flyer for the Atlantis Fellowship and was immediately intrigued. For the longest time, I had been searching for a summer opportunity to combine my two passions: medicine and traveling. Ultimately, I chose this fellowship because it offered an unparalleled opportunity to travel abroad, learn about the health care system in another country, interact with and learn from physicians, and solidify my desire of pursuing a career in medicine. I cannot explain the excitement I felt when I learned we would be given the opportunity to witness two autopsies. There are no words to describe the appreciation I felt for mothers upon witnessing three natural births and one C-section. And there is no textbook that can explain the ins and outs of public health care as well as an individual who has been given first hand experience. I recommend this to anyone and everyone who is interested in anything related to healthcare, who wants to push their comfort zones, and is hungry for a life-changing opportunity.

What would you improve about this program?
I would just recommend bettering communication between hospital staff, site managers, and students, as well as informing fellows of possible excursions beforehand so as to prepare them for what to pack.
56 people found this review helpful.
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Wonderful Medical Fellowship in Ecuador

Ever since the age of 8, I have aspired to become a neonatal doctor. After my first year of university, Atlantis offered me my first step in the direction of achieving this dream by shadowing physicians in all specialties, including neonatal, pediatrics, radiology, surgery, and many more, in a hospital in Ecuador. This unique program aligns perfectly with my plans of studying medical anthropology and has only further peaked my interest in the medical field.

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Atlantis Fellowship: Lisbon. Best Experience of my Life.

I had been abroad previously and was looking to study again, but also obtain clinical experience. The Atlantis Fellowship not only provided me that, but exceeded my expectations in ways I did not believe possible. This program is unlike any other and I truly believe I will be a better doctor in the future because of it. There is something so special about being able to completely immerse yourself in another culture while also experiencing another country's healthcare system. I learned so much about Portugal's healthcare system and was able to compare it to my own, which is vital when going into the field of medicine. In addition, the fellowship's ability to let its fellows shadow many different specialities gave me a better insight and understanding of what kind of doctor I want to become. I am so incredible thankful for this opportunity and highly recommend Lisbon! Lisbon was so safe, fun, and honestly I have a hard time putting into words just how unique and beautiful the city was. The three weeks went by so fast, I could have stayed there for eight! I made lasting friendships with not only the other fellows, but the staff as well! All of the site managers in Lisbon were absolutely lovely and so helpful. I will remember this experience for my entire life, I highly recommend the Atlantis Fellowship!

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Being Pre-Med can be scary because you're going into the unknown with very little experience. It's not easy to get internships at hospitals; we have very strict laws in the U.S. regarding patient confidentiality and safety. Going to Portugal and working closely with doctors and standing in on surgeries was life-changing. I witnessed multiple brain surgeries with tumor removals and biopsies. I came out of my trip more enthralled by the medical field than I ever had before.

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Incredible 3 Weeks in Lisbon

This summer, I had the unique opportunity to spend 3 weeks shadowing physicians in Lisbon, Portugal. The Atlantis staff was incredibly supportive and helpful; this has made Lisbon feel like a home away from home where I made a handful of long-lasting friends. Being fully immersed in the hospital provided a confirmation that medicine was the path I wanted to be on. This program offered the most honest, and exciting, view of the field I had as an undergraduate.

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Shadow Doctors in Croatia!

Getting to shadow doctors in Croatia, and to learn more about medicine was an a,axing experience. It was a once in a life time opportunity that taught me the true value of medicine, showed me the type of pioneer I want to be in medicine, and to truly value every resource we have access too. You’ll see things you don’t expect, and see the daily lifestyle of being a doctor. It was such a valuable, eye opening experience.

48 people found this review helpful.
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Two Weeks in Hungary!

The Atlantis Project is a certified and professional program that helps students gain a competitive edge in the medical process along with a better understanding of universal healthcare in different countries around the world. My fellowship in Budapest, Hungary was a very interesting and fun experience that allowed me to closely work with doctors and nurses. The doctors I encountered were friendly and passionate about their work and teaching. The hospital I was shadowing at was relatively small, allowing me the chance to more closely interact with the doctors and see their everyday routine in the hospital. Along with advancing my professional career, I was about to learn about Budapest's public transportation system, their unique culture, and delicious food. I also made five amazing friendships with people from across the country that I can rely on if I ever need anything. Overall, I had a great time and this was my summer highlight. Thank you Atlantis and thank you Budapest!

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Questions & Answers

We welcome future and current nursing students along with pre-meds on our clinical shadowing programs every year. Shadowing doctors with Atlantis is an unparalleled opportunity to experience an international healthcare system with different practices and policies alongside a new culture. Atlantis alumni go on to pursue MD, DO, PA, Nursing, PT, OT, Pharmacy, and many other health professions. Check...