• Croatia
J-Term, Maymester, Short Term, Spring Break, Summer, Winter
Subject Areas
Anthropology Asian Studies Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Communications Earth Sciences Ecology Economics Engineering English Environmental Studies Food Science and Nutrition Gender Studies Graduate Studies Health Sciences Humanities Kinesiology Liberal Arts Life Sciences Linguistics Literature Mathematics Medicine Natural Sciences Nursing Physical Therapy Physics Pre-Med Psychology Public Health Social Sciences Sociology Speech-Language Pathology Women's Studies +25

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Price Details
Program cost varies based on location and length of program. View the "Cities" page on our website for more information.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Some Meals SIM cards Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Not Included
Some Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Classes Some Meals Visa
Jun 15, 2023
Jul 26, 2023
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About Program

Atlantis is the largest and most reputable pre-health study abroad organization for US undergraduates. Our Croatia programs are for those who are ready to take the road less traveled and are currently offered in Sibenik and Zagreb. What better way to gain 60+ clinical hours than off the sunny Adriatic Sea! Students will shadow in top European hospitals with well-esteemed physicians and have the opportunity to explore the rich culture that Croatia has to offer.

Exposure to a variety of different medical specialties and procedures is the best way for students to decide if healthcare is the right path for them. We know this, and that is why all of our opportunities provide intimate and insightful interactions with diverse healthcare professionals. With alumni in 40 of the top 50 MD programs, Atlantis prepares students for a future career in healthcare.

Since summer of 2021, Atlantis has ran many safe and successful programs throughout the continuance of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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 fellowship abroad to understand healthcare in a global context, and embark on weekly excursions to experience Croatian culture, sights, and food.
  • You do not need to speak Croatian to have an amazing and impactful experience!
  • Start dates in for summer in May, June, July and August, and for winter in December and January.

Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
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  • Academics 4.2
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.7
  • Safety 5
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Atlantis- opportunity of a lifetime

Shadowing doctors in Florence has given me a unique pre-medical profile, as it has been shaped by healthcare systems of multiple cultures. I was given the opportunity to work with multiple departments, with the most engaging doctors, eager to pass on their knowledge. This was a life changing experience, as Italy is a captivating country, from the views to the food to the people. Being a part of the vitality of local florentines, is a niche and irreplaceable experience that I am forever grateful for.

  • Food
  • Hospital staff
  • Coffee!
44 people found this review helpful.
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Atlantis Experience

The shadowing program I was a part of in Portugal was the perfect experience that both gave me the refreshing aspect of traveling with a group of friends while also consolidating my interest in medicine as a career path that I want to take. What makes Atlantis shadowing so meaningful is the fact that the doctors you are matched with take great enthusiasm and care in getting to meet and describe their daily lives in and out of the hospital with you, giving you a raw and inspirational example you can always look back to.

  • Many food options
  • Lots of activities to keep you busy
  • Meaningful academic experience
41 people found this review helpful.
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Trip to Croatia

This trip was such an amazing experience! Words cannot explain all that I got from this trip. Not only did I have the chance to immerse myself in the culture of Croatia, but I got to meet life long friends. The hospital staff was very welcoming and I got to observe multiple different departments, Two in which I had to scrub in for!! I was very excited the whole duration of my trip. Even when leaving the hospital I was excited to go back the next day and see what was new. I cannot promote this trip enough. It was an amazing experience.

  • Great food
  • Amazing people
  • Good hospitals
  • Would want to explore city more
  • travel to surrounding cities
  • more time
52 people found this review helpful.
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Shadowing Abroad with Atlantis in Zagreb, Croatia

I had such an amazing time shadowing abroad in Zagreb with Atlantis. I was able to make such wonderful friends in my program and had such an enjoyable time exploring the city and learning about the culture, history, and people in Croatia. I was able to learn about various medical specialties throughout my three weeks there. I am so grateful to have had this experience as it helped me learn more about various healthcare systems and the intricacies of life as a physician. It definitely encouraged me to continue on my pathway to medical school!

49 people found this review helpful.
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Sibenik, Croatia

I was so fortunate to be able to travel to Croatia with Atlantis. This trip absolutely made my summer, I was able to visit a beautiful country and get memorable lifetime experiences with a wonderful group of students with similar interests as me. When we shadowed in the hospital, the doctors were so kind and open to questions and they made sure to allow us to see as many things as possible in our short amount of time there. Outside of the hospital, our host was so kind! She really took care of our every needs and took us on fun excursions. Lastly, Sibenik is such a safe city, traveling alone as a woman is always scary but everyone in my group was so wonderful to hang with and the city felt super safe. I would recommend this trip, 10/10 experience! Thank you Atlantis!

  • Affordable
  • Memorable
  • Beautiful
  • Homesick
75 people found this review helpful.
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Summer 2022 in Sibenik, Croatia

I had the pleasure to travel to Sibenik, Croatia Summer of 2022. I came across this program through a school program at UT Austin and my application process was a bit different than most people who go on this experience. I do believe it was an easier application process but the experience I believe was the equivalent to any other program. Our site manager, Ena, was so thoughtful and attentive to our needs. Although a bit chaotic, the hospital was so open to teaching us about their day-to-day lives. On top of the great shadowing experience, we also got to wander the small town of Sibenik and interact with the sweet locals. Our weekend excursions planned by Ena were something to look forward to because it was a day filled with fun activities and yummy food. Overall, all my interactions with the Atlantis program have been positive and I am thankful I had the chance to partake on such an amazing trip.

70 people found this review helpful.

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