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What’s it like to be an Atlantis Fellow? Hear from our January 2014 Fellows!

Hear about the life of Atlantis Fellows outside of the hospital! 

With the Atlantis Project, pre-health undergraduates, nursing students, and medical students can spend 2 to 10 weeks in the Canary Islands (Spain) or the Azores Islands (Portugal) interning at public hospitals, seeing the European healthcare system from the inside, improving language skills, and contributing to the islands by teaching English to community members. Programs run in the summer and in January, and we are aiming to launch a 2015 March program.

Atlantis Fellows 

  • gain an international perspective on healthcare,

  • discern whether a health career is right for them,

  • and help fine-tune their precise career interest.

In 2014 , the Atlantis Project’s 7th year, we had students from over 100 universities throughout the US, including 10 of the top 20 national universities (and 5 of the top 10)! Ask us to connect you with Atlantis alumnus/a near you–register here!

“It’s a place unlike any other! I met some amazing friends from the project and the island that I’m still close with today and met doctors who changed my career path and pretty much changed my entire life.”
Nicole Busby, UNC, Atlantis Fellow 2011


Applications for 2015 will open soon! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; spots in programs are limited so apply early to ensure your preferences. Register here so that we can keep you updated concerning the program and the application. If you’d like to ask any questions or set up a time on the phone, please fill out the contact form here.


Above: 2014 January Atlantis Project Fellows in the Canary Islands!

About Us

The AP began at UNC-Chapel Hill and now hosts students from throughout the United States.Learn More

Our Program

Atlantis Fellows choose from several sessions, each taking place on an island in the Canary or Azores Islands.Learn More

Application & Fees

We are still accepting applications on a rolling basis for this summer–apply now!Learn More

Contact Us

Register to stay up to date with the AP, and contact us with any questions!Learn More