Cuenca, Spain,

  • $2,199 - $2,899
  • Full

Hospital Info

  • Public Hospital
  • 400 beds total

What's Included

  • Shadow 60+ Hours
  • Small groups of 10 - 15 students
  • Local Housing
  • 24/7 Atlantis staff in your city
Check Eligibility~2mins

Destination Overview

Cuenca is a historic city surrounded by two river canyons, with a historic center so beautiful and culturally rich that it is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Travel 3 hours to the northeast and you’ll hit Madrid, making Cuenca a perfect escape from the "big city" feeling, and yet close enough to visit on a day trip. If you go about 3 hours in the other direction, you’ll hit the Mediterranean coast. The outskirts of the city boast some of the greenest farmland in Spain, sprawling sunflower fields, and plenty of great hiking.

Winter Sessions

  • Dec. 11, 2019 – Dec. 21, 2019
    1.5 Weeks
  • Jan. 4, 2020 – Jan. 17, 2020
    2 Weeks

The City

Cuenca is one of those places that is too big to call a town, but too small to call a city. It is, however, a wonderful location for enhancing your understanding of authentic Spanish culture. Immerse yourself in history, architecture, and culture in any of the many museums and unique restaurants that will broaden your familiarity with the country. Lastly, the city is located high up on the hills, and its exclusive "Hanging Houses" (las casas colgadas), suspended from sheer cliffs overlooking the Huécar river, are definitely a must-see!

JFK: 10hrs
LAX: 14hrs
ATL: 12hrs

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Hospital Experience

The Virgen de la Luz Hospital was opened in 1964 and currently has around 400 beds. Its staff aims to welcome all patients who enter their doors and to treat them all equally with the best health care possible. This hospital is an excellent location for shadowing, as it offers exposure to a diversity of medical specialties within a beautiful historic city.



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