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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

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, winter 2017

Fellowship Location: Spain

Academic Credit: All students must enroll in at least 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course. Students take one 3 cr. course. Students in the Medical/Dental Scholars Program will take either ARSC 480 or 482. Students not in the Medical/Dental Scholarship Program will take HLTH 467.

  • ARSC 480: Issues in Healthcare for Children and Families (3 credits) 
  • ARSC 482: Issues in Public Healthcare - Economics (3 credits) 
  • HLTH 467: International Healthcare Practicum (3 credits) 
  • UNIV 370-123: Study Abroad - Spain ARSC/HLTH - micro (0 credits) pass/fail
    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)atlantis-project.org


Example: Brigham Young University Partnership

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: 5-weeks, summer 2017

Program Location: Spain and Portugal

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 choose three credit hours of internship HLTH 496R (1–3 credit hours), IAS 399R (1–3 credit hours), LFSCI 199R (1–3 credit hours), LFSCI (399R, 1–3 credit hours), or Applied International Health (HLTH 481, 1–3 credit hours), and three credit hours of either Directed Public Health Readings (HLTH 492R, 1–3 credit hours), Health Problems Workshop: Comparative Analysis of U.S. and European Health Care Systems, Policies, and Health Outcomes (HLTH 403R, 1–3 credit hours), or Mentored Research (HLTH 491R, 1–3 credit hours).

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. Included in the program will be a one-week faculty-led trip to visit scenic sites in Spain or Portugal of historic and cultural significance. 

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