The Atlantis Fellowship is America's premier study abroad program for pre-med students.
Our program gives your son or daughter the opportunity to deepen their understanding of international healthcare, experience life in a global hospital alongside a doctor, and prepare for graduate applications. In addition our Fellows will grow through experiencing the culture and local customs of their Fellowship location. The Fellowship also has personal benefits, and every year we see students in our programs improving language skills, developing life-long friendships, increasing self-confidence, and expanding their worldview through exposure to new places and people.
Health is also a concern when traveling, and sometimes extra precautions must be taken when visiting a new country where you may be exposed to new foods and an unfamiliar environment. Take a look at What To Do If You Get Sick While Traveling and be sure to follow normal behaviors just like you would at home. We enroll all our students in HTH Worldwide Health Insurance. For location-specific health, and more information on required vaccines for any given location, visit cdc.gov/travel.
The Atlantis Fellowships are run in various global locations. We do consider host-country safety when choosing locations, but we cannot guarantee your student's safety completely. While abroad, students should follow safety precautions just as they would back home. To follow safety and security information, check out the Department of State’s website. Both students and parents are strongly advised to sign up for the free Smart Traveler’s Enrollment Program (STEP), administered by the US Department of State. The STEP program will keep you informed about your student’s destination, wherever they are in the world.
As an organization, our first concern is not travel and culture but building programs with long-term educational value for our student Fellows. Many of our students leverage their Atlantis Fellowship experience for graduate application essays and interviews, and our alumni have gone on to enter the most prestigious medical programs in the United States.
Our alumni leave the Atlantis Project with a new passion for healthcare, a deeper understanding of global medicine, and lifelong connections with other future medical professionals. This is why, although most students apply directly, universities also partner with us, trusting us with their pre-med students.
"As the Center for Premedical and Health Profession Study’s Academic Program Manager, I had the opportunity to partner with the Atlantis Project staff in developing the first group experience and institutional partnership. “[...]” The Atlantis Project staff is terrific to work with in the program development process, and very accommodating to the University of Delaware’s Institute for Global Studies policies and procedures. I’m looking forward to creating an MOU with the Atlantis Project and continuing our new tradition for many years to come!"
Kathryn Goldman, MA
Center for Premedical and Health Profession Studies
University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
"As a faculty director, I accompanied 7 of our students to the Azores Islands January 2015. Atlantis Project was great to work with and was very professional. ‘[...]” The hospital was small, so the students had the opportunity to work closely with the healthcare providers. “[...]”. Overall, it was a great experience."
Don Lehman, EdD.
Dept. Medical Laboratory Sciences
Health Profession Advisor
Center for Premedical and Health Professional Studies
University of Delaware (Newark, DE)