The Iberian Experience is an exciting opportunity to witness the different countries and cultures in the Iberian Peninsula for 6 weeks while exploring the different healthcare systems and medical practices in two different countries. While the Atlantis program structure is the same in each location, program participants get the chance to see the life of a doctor in our most popular cities: Lisbon and Barcelona!
Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of the independent community of Catalonia. The largest city on the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona has incredible beaches and a laid-back culture. The city is full of famous architecture by Antoni Gaudi, including the Sagrada Familia. Additionally, Barcelona was home to artist Pablo Picasso and now has a museum dedicated solely to his work. Oh...and did we mention the futbol? Keep an eye out for Lionel Messi while you're there!
Lisbon, the oldest city in Western Europe, sports many styles of architecture featuring millennium-old buildings and is sure to inspire with rich historical significance and beautiful cityscapes. Lisbon is renowned for its pastel colors, steep and winding hills, trolley cars, and iconic pastries, such as the custard tart (Pasteis de Belem), which you absolutely can't leave without trying!