A view of the city of Turin.
A view of the city of Turin (an Atlantis site).
Atlantis students hiking in the mountains.
Atlantis students on a program excursion to the mountains (Turin, Italy, 2019).
Students in the hospital where they will be shadowing.
Atlantis students in the hospital where they will be shadowing (Turin, Italy, 2019).

Italy

Turin

$3,499 - $5,999

Overview

Turin, or Torino in Italian, is a beautiful and significant city in northwest Italy and capital of the Piedmont region. Turin is an important business and cultural center with a population of about 1.7 million people. It is the home of Italy’s car industry, its first movie theater, and arguably chocolate! Nutella and vermouth were invented here. Geographically, Turin is beautifully situated in the wide, flat plain of the River Po against the dramatic backdrop of the snow-peaked Alps.

Destination Information

The City

Occupying a region very close to Switzerland and France, also near the northern cities of Genoa and Milan, Turin is an ideal location for additional travel throughout Southern Europe, while still enjoying the incredible Italian experience.

Dates & Availability

Dates

Price

Availability

December 14, 2022 - December 22, 2022 1 week

$3,499 from $146/month

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May 13, 2023 - June 2, 2023 3 weeks

$5,999 from $286/month

closed

June 3, 2023 - June 23, 2023 3 weeks

$5,999 from $286/month

closed

June 24, 2023 - July 14, 2023 3 weeks

$5,999 from $286/month

closed

July 15, 2023 - August 4, 2023 3 weeks

$5,999 from $286/month

closed

You may pay over time, fundraise, consider scholarships, and more. See more on the financing and aid page.

Dates may be subject to change, in rare cases, depending on hospital availability. Students may transfer to another program or receive a refund up until 60 days before the start date. All fees include an initial $900 deposit, which is non-refundable. Monthly prices are for illustration purposes only. Accepted students or their parents are welcome to apply for financing through Uplift (up to 24-month terms, with a 4% to 36% fixed APR based on creditworthiness).

What’s Included

Atlantis programs include ~20h/week of shadowing, housing, some meals, transportation, health insurance, and more. Airfare is not included but can be very affordable.

Hospital Overview

The Mauritian Order Umberto I Hospital of Turin is a 448-bed institution with many departments. The original hospital was built in 1881 but has been expanded during the last century. In 2010, the hospital earned 3 pink stamps for highly specific attention paid to hospitalized women and female diseases, which was recognized by the Italian National Observatory on Women’s Health.

Alumni Favorite

Famous Coffee Houses

There is probably no other city in the world with as many historic cafés still in operation, where you can soak up the revolutionary and literary atmosphere of the 19th century. Nietzsche, Alexandre Dumas, Puccini, Rossini, Cavour, and Cesare Pavese were all habitués of these famous coffee houses. You can spend entire afternoons there just passing from one cafe to another one, and you will never get bored.

Students enjoying a drink at a cafe.
Atlantis students enjoying a drink at a cafe while exploring the city (Turin, Italy, 2019).

Atlantis provided the richest pre-med experience I’ve had to date, and I’m so thankful to have had this opportunity. I would go back and do it 100 times over!

Students exploring the city during their shadowing program.
Atlantis students exploring the city during their shadowing program (Turin, Italy, 2019).
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Excursions

Our excursions are designed to offer a deeper look into your host culture, for both the educational benefit and the pure enjoyment of exploring a new place with others who share your interests in travel and medicine. If you happen to make travel plans outside of your city for a weekend, and thus your travel plans conflict with the events your Site Manager has planned, we ask that you notify your Site Manager several days in advance so that they’re able to plan the excursion accordingly. Excursions range from historical tours to culinary and cultural explorations. Your Site Manager will inform you of the different excursions they have planned during your program orientation.

Atlantis students on a program excursion.
Atlantis students on a program excursion (Genoa, Italy, 2019).

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.

Two students walking out of a hospital wing.
Atlantis students in a hospital wing (Lisbon, Portugal, 2019).
Students tubing in the ocean in Greece.
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Language Skills Not Required

Almost all alumni have not spoken the local language. English levels vary within the hospital, but no knowledge of the language is required for Atlantis to be valuable. There is English ability in enough places in the hospital for participants to benefit, as you can read in our testimonials. Moreover, a program in an English-speaking country would take away some of the value of Atlantis, particularly the intercultural perspective that Atlantis participants gain, in a world where many of your future patients in your career later on will not speak your language and will come from a different cultural background. Any possible language barrier you may encounter at Atlantis, even if slight, is also an opportunity to develop “resilience and adaptability,” one of the 15 AAMC core competencies for entering medical students.

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.

An Atlantis student smiling while shadowing abroad.
An Atlantis student on an excursion experiencing culture while shadowing abroad (Athens, Greece, 2019).

Hear More Directly From Our Alumni

Hear more from them on their experiences during and after Atlantis.

An Atlantis student standing outside the hospital where she is shadowing.
An Atlantis student standing outside the hospital where she is shadowing (Barcelona, Spain, 2019).

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.

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Atlantis students exploring together on a program excursion (Athens, Greece, 2019).

Med School Interview:
Atlantis Alum vs. Typical Pre-med

Compare a possible medical school interview of an Atlantis alum with that of a typical applicant by looking at responses to common questions.

Greek ruins on a sunny day.

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