• Italy
    • Rome
    • Milan
    • Florence
    • Perugia
J-Term, Maymester, Short Term, Summer, Winter
Subject Areas
Agriculture Animal Science Biochemistry Biology Environmental Studies Health Sciences Life Sciences Marine Biology Natural Sciences Sustainable Development Wildlife Sciences +1

Program Details

Program Type
Direct EnrollmentFaculty Led


Starting Price
Price Details
The fees include: housing, transportation, medical insurance, daily breakfast and lunch, two group excursions, two dinners, 24/7 on-site support.
Part of the fees are used to support the animal rescues.
Airfare is not included.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals Transportation Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

The fees include: housing, transportation, medical insurance, daily breakfast and lunch, two group excursions, two dinners, 24/7 on-site support. Part of the fees are used to support the animal rescues.

What's Not Included
Airfare Classes SIM cards Visa
Apr 24, 2023
May 09, 2023
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About Program

Are you passionate about animals and interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine or animal sciences? Imagine having the opportunity to not only gain hands-on experience in the field, but also to do so while surrounded by the stunning natural beauty and rich culture of Italy.

The Doctors in Italy Fellowship Program offers exactly that. By shadowing veterinary professionals who specialize in various disciplines, you will have the chance to shadow veterinarians ans animal caregivers at some of the most important animal rescues throughout the country.

But this program is so much more than just an educational opportunity. It's a chance to be inspired by the beauty of Italy, to immerse yourself in a new culture, and to expand your horizons both personally and professionally. It's a chance to gain a new perspective on the world and on the role that vet medicine can play in improving the lives of animals and humans alike.

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Program Highlights

  • Immersive shadowing for undergraduate and graduate students at some of Italy's most renowned animal rescues.
  • Our programs are specifically designed to run during winter and summer breaks, so you can focus on your studies during the school year and still participate in an enriching and life-changing program during your breaks.
  • Our program offers a range of start dates to fit your schedule and needs.
  • Don't worry about speaking Italian! Our program is designed for international students, so language barriers won't be an issue. You'll have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the program without needing to know the local language.
  • The VetMed program Fellows will have the opportunity to interact and share experiences with their counterparts in the PreMed and PreNursing programs.

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  • Academics 4.5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

One of a Kind Experience Abroad

I was a part of the first group in the pre-vet Doctor's in Italy program. Although Rome was still under covid restrictions the experience was amazing. We gained hands on experience throughout the week at the two rescue sanctuaries we visited and still had time to explore the city on our own. There was a perfect mix of independence and support granted from the team. Living in Rome for 2 weeks while also ganging veterinary experience was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. Using the metro to travel around Rome seemed daunting, but it was actually very easy. Additionally, the trains are super affordable and make traveling all around Italy possible.

  • Ability to explore the country
  • Delving into Italian Culture
  • Our trip happened in the middle of a heatwave, so the weather was brutal at times!
16 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

An experience like no other!

Being a part of this program has been a great way for me as a pre-vet student to get a foot in the door of my career. I learned a lot about animal care, management and treatments through this two week journey, and it has given me the confidence to start getting more involved in the field outside of academics before I graduate. Housing was great and the itinerary provided at the beginning of every week made it very easy to plan accordingly. The only issue I had was regarding food allergies, but even then the problems were remedied very quickly and did not affect my enjoyment for the program at all. Overall this experience was one I'll never forget, and would certainly do again if I had the chance!

16 people found this review helpful.

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