• $4,999
  • Full

Hospital Info

  • Public Hospital
  • 200 beds total

What's Included

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

Destination Overview

Tarragona is located on the Mediterranean coast, 60 miles southwest of Barcelona, in the region of Catalonia. The city is the smallest of the four province capitals of the region, yet it has the historical and cultural appeal of a larger city. Located on the Costa Dorada (Golden Coast), Tarragona is a beautiful destination for those who want to explore Catalonian history and culture, combined with a fabulous beach destination. With easy access to Barcelona, you'll find yourself torn between spending a relaxing weekend on the beach in Tarragona, or catching a flight to another European destination!

Program Dates

Summer Sessions (To Be Confirmed)

  • May. 15, 2021 – Jun. 4, 2021
    3 Weeks
  • Jun. 5, 2021 – Jun. 25, 2021
    3 Weeks
  • Jun. 26, 2021 – Jul. 16, 2021
    3 Weeks
  • Jul. 17, 2021 – Aug. 6, 2021
    3 Weeks

2021-22: Apply today! Tentative program dates will be announced in late summer. All fees include an initial $900 deposit, which is non-refundable.

The City

Anyone down to hit the beach after shadowing? If so, Tarragona is the city for you. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, make sure to make a stop at Port Aventura, Spain's largest theme park, right nearby in Salou; plus there are several water parks and a zoo. The beaches offer excellent facilities for water-sports and activities. Inflatable fun such as banana boats add to the entertainment. Sea fishing is popular in this area as well, meaning that the local seafood game is strong.

JFK: 8hrs
LAX: 13hrs
ATL: 11hrs

Local Time:

Official Language:
Catalan, Spanish

Hospital Experience

The hospital Sant Pau y Santa Tecla is the oldest hospital of the province, founded in 1171. Today, it counts more than 200 beds and accommodates 32 services, among which are many surgical specialties. Located in the old centre of Tarragona, the hospital currently has more than 200 beds: 177 conventional patient beds, 10 ambulatory major surgery beds, 3 day hospital beds, 9 intensive care beds. In addition to 18 emergency box and 3 pediatric cribs. It also has 6 operating rooms (5 for major surgery and one for deliveries), two smaller surgery rooms and a delivery room.