COVID-19 and Upcoming Programs
Preparing for Programs
With the development of COVID-19 and through ongoing conversations with our hospital partners, we are cautiously optimistic that students will be able to go abroad next Spring and Summer without disruption to their shadowing and travel experience.
The dates and destinations listed on our website are subject to change. Rest assured that throughout the process, we will communicate what to expect and how to plan so that your preparations go as smoothly as possible. We recommend waiting to purchase flights until closer to your program start date (5 to 10 weeks prior) and to choose flights that offer flexible changes and cancellations.
– Last Updated: Nov. 9, 2020
Possibility of Cancellations
We continually monitor CDC guidelines, local regulations, university policies, partner hospital directives, and other sources to determine the best course of action regarding program cancellations. Atlantis will promptly announce any cancellations for Spring and Summer 2021 and provide advance notice for enrolled students to choose an alternative program or receive a refund. (See policy linked below, effective Sept. 21, 2020.)
Our goal is to have a final decision at least 60 days before the program start date, and ideally several months in advance. That said, if last-minute decisions do need to be made, we appreciate your flexibility and openness to alternative programs.
In order to guarantee hospital shadowing and adequate safety measures, our options for 2021 are limited to fewer locations.
Currently, programs are temporarily suspended for the following destinations: Greece (all cities); Torun, Poland; Praia, Cape Verde; Padua, Italy; Turin, Italy; Burgos, Spain; Cuenca, Spain. Please keep an eye on our Program Destinations page for up-to-date program openings.
For previously enrolled students now transferring to 2021 programs, please reference the Post Enrollment emails and "Q&A: Coronavirus and Program Alternatives."
Every year we offer merit scholarships and limited financial aid. Applications & decisions are reviewed & processed in March.
For students enrolling in Summer 2021 programs, there is a $500 bring-a-friend discount. Each friend you refer receives $500 toward their program, plus, you receive $500 discount for each friend you refer. (Note: The $500 bring-a-friend discount cannot be combined with discounts from alumni referrals or Ambassador ID numbers).
For students enrolling in Spring 2021 programs, there is a $250 bring-a-friend discount (same terms as above).
The online application takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
If you are applying after November 5th and your application passes our initial review, you will be invited to a 30-minute Zoom interview during the first week of December. Once you’ve passed the interview and program dates and fees are finalized, you can pick your program, pay the deposit, and start planning your trip.
Applications for summer programs will continue to be accepted through March, as long as placements are available. Applications for spring break programs must be submitted by January 5th.
Spring 2021 Locations
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