The Premier Mediterranean Experience is an exciting opportunity to travel within Europe for 9 weeks while exploring the different healthcare systems and medical practices in three different countries–with flights between locations included. While the Atlantis program structure is the same in each country, program participants get the chance to see the life of a doctor in our most popular cities: Milan, Barcelona, and Athens!
Milan is the capital city of the Lombardy region and is Italy's second most populous metropolitan area (just behind Rome)! It has global strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, research, and last but not least, healthcare. The city-slicker will find themselves in paradise among top-tier boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. However, with its mix of modern and traditional, anyone can find a reason to stay and enjoy Milan. Given the central location and ease of travel, a ticket to Milan can easily turn into a European adventure you'll never forget!
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!
When discovering Athens, you will be transported back to ancient Greece amidst historical giants like the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, and more. There is no shortage of things to do, places to go, and people to meet - and this seems to have been the case for the last 7,000 years...Whether perusing flea markets or taking in the stunning views, your stay in Athens will be one to remember!