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Hungarian, PolishAlmost all alumni have not spoken the local language.
Overall, Budapest has much to offer and much to soak up during your stay there. The city imparts the feeling that something out of the ordinary is always just around the corner – what, exactly, is up to you to discover!
You don’t want to miss out on seeing St. Stephen’s Basilica, a Roman Catholic basilica and Budapest’s largest church. It was built over half a century, beginning in 1851 and completed in 1905 and it is named in honor of Stephen, the first King of Hungary. It is located in the city’s center so you cannot miss it on foot.
Also be sure to check out the Hungarian Parliament, the most iconic Hungaria building and one of the main symbols of the city. The Parliament building is located on the eastern bank of the Danube, on the Pest side and it has almost 700 rooms and measures 268 meters long by 118 wide. It is a mixture of various architectural styles – its floor plan is Baroque, its facade shows Gothic decoration, and its ceilings are decorated in Renaissance style. The House of Parliament is home to Hungary’s legislative body and the Holy Crown.
There’s no shortage of things to see in Krakow. Main Market Square contains Cloth Hall, St. Mary’s Basilica, and Town Hall Tower.
One of the most interesting tourist destinations is Rynek Underground Museum, which allows you to walk the medieval streets of ancient Krakow – while others are above you on Main Market Square.
If you are looking for shopping, head over to Florianksa Street or Grodzka Street where you’ll find boutiques, souvenir shoppes and even a few places to eat.
Wawel Royal Castle is the most famous attraction in Krakow, with a great history to learn, and many parts to explore. Right down the hill from Wawel Castle is the Wawel Dragon with shoots real flames from its mouth every few minutes.
Atlantis programs include ~20h/week of shadowing, housing, some meals, transportation, travel health insurance, and more. Airfare is not included but can be very affordable.
On Program Components
Pre/Post Program Components
Dates & Availability
June 1, 2024 - July 12, 2024 6 weeks 3 weeks in Budapest
3 weeks in Krakow
Close to Full
June 22, 2024 - August 2, 2024 6 weeks 3 weeks in Budapest
3 weeks in Krakow
Close to Full
You may pay over time, fundraise, consider scholarships, and more. Learn about our significant partial need-based scholarships here.
Participants may transfer to another program or receive a refund up until a predefined amount of time before the start date.
Hospital or Partner Overview
Atlantis is an opportunity of a lifetime…The program helped catapult me to a full-tuition (and generous living stipend!) merit scholarship at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine where I currently attend and will graduate with an MD.
I believe that highlighting the Atlantis experience significantly bolstered my candidacy and helped lead to numerous eventual [medical school] acceptances I was fortunate enough to receive.
The Atlantis Fellowship has given me a broader perspective on the field of healthcare. The program has also brought wonderful people into my life.
Clinical Experience that Stands Out to Schools
Medical schools want 3 things: healthcare exposure, GPA/MCAT, and certain competencies. Uniquely, “360 Shadowing” gives you the best version of the 1st, frees you to focus on the 2nd, and cultivates/shows the 3rd to medical school admissions.
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Funding Your Future
The cost of Atlantis isn’t too dissimilar from the cost of many study abroad programs that you may find. And we’re here to help: from our extensive fundraising guide to flexible payment plans and financing options, we make the process simple and easy, allowing you to focus on what really matters.
Bring a Friend
Consider bringing a friend to the same program you’re applying to. Although the vast majority of Atlantis alumni have gone on programs without knowing someone in their cohort, bringing a friend allows your experience to be shared in a unique way, while still allowing you one of the benefits of Atlantis: meeting new pre-health friends from across the country. Consider sharing this idea with your friends.
Gain the Exposure, Stats, and Competencies that Med Schools Want
- The vast majority of alumni accepted into med/PA school said Atlantis “strongly” or “very strongly” impacted their admittance
- 81% of alumni accepted into med/PA school said Atlantis impacted their passion for medicine
- 93% of our pre-health alumni progressed on the AAMC Core Competencies for Entering Medical Students