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We will work with your university to create a custom group Fellowship.

We understand that study abroad requirements vary at each institution and that in many cases pre-set models will not accommodate specific needs. Working closely with each university, the Atlantis Project creates custom-designed shadowing Fellowships for healthcare-related fields. Your university'sgroup Fellowship will be a combination of the same high-quality services and program standards we offer to individual students, and will meet your specific requirements.

There are multiple ways we can facilitate your custom Fellowship:

  • You can opt for a program focused on a specific health science major, or you can allow for enrollment across all fields of study.
  • You can choose to utilize one of our existing pre-set models, but add in extra services for your students and facilitate the academic credit through your institution (since we do not, at this time, offer credit ourselves).
  • You can opt to have the program be faculty-led or you can offer a group internship unaccompanied by university faculty but supported by our knowledgeable on-site team.

 Example: University of Delaware Partnership, winter 2016

Overview: Facilitated by the Atlantis Project, the University of Delaware’s Center for Premedical and Health Profession Studies provides a unique opportunity for students interested in medical school and other health professions to shadow at public hospitals, observe doctors in hospital settings and study the European healthcare system. For more details, please visit this website:

Fellowship Dates: 3 weeks, January 2016

Fellowship Location: Spain

Academic Credit: Students take one 3-credit course – selecting either ARSC 482 or ARSC 480.

  • ARSC 480: Issues in Healthcare for Children and Families (3 credits)
    • Students may elect to enroll in ARSC482, Issues in Public Health, if they have already completed the ARSC480 practicum.
  • ARSC 482: Issues in Public Healthcare – Economics (3 credits)
    • Observation and shadowing in a hospital setting. Interaction with a medical preceptor.
  • NIV 370-123: Study Abroad – Spain ARSC – micro (0 credits) pass/fail
    • Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their internship abroad experience.
    • Satisfies the following requirements:   Discovery Learning

Fellowship Cost: contact Eike Gundersen with our institutional relations team for details on Fellowship costs, fees, and group discounts: eike(at)

Example: Brigham Young University Partnership, summer 2016

Overview: The Atlantis Project is partnering with Brigham Young University to provide a four-week global healthcare experience in May 2016. More details on their website here:

Program Dates: 4-weeks, May 2016

Program Location: Spain

Program Details: Atlantis Project Fellows (Fellowship participants) spend 20+ hours per week in the hospital. Fellows have an average workday of 5 hours shadowing European doctors, four days per week. Often Fellows shadow doctors in a variety of different fields, focusing on approximately one medical specialty per week. When shadowing doctors, interns are responsible for observation only (clinical skills are not practiced). Doctors act as mentors and guides, allowing Fellows the chance to learn first-hand about European healthcare delivery.

In addition to the internship experience, Fellows give back to local communities by teaching English, or through other volunteer activities.  Fellows also attend several group activities and excursions that are designed to help students immerse themselves in the culture of their location in Spain or Portugal.

Academic Credit: Students are required to complete six credits consisting of three credit hours of internship (HLTH 496R or IAS 399) or Applied International Health (HLTH 481) AND three credit hours of either Directed Public Health Readings (HLTH 492), Health Problems Workshop: Comparative Analysis of U.S. and European Health Care Systems, Policies, and Health Outcomes (HLTH 403R), or Mentored Research (HLTH 491R).

ELECTIVE // Students may be interested in investigating the local culture by taking IAS 380 Cultural Proofs for 1–3 credit hours. This self-guided course allows students to do independent intercultural research, interview locals, and experience local culture.

Fellowship Cost: contact Eike Gundersen with our institutional relations team for details on Fellowship costs, fees, and group discounts: eike(at)