World Traveler Fellowship (3 locations!)

World Traveler Fellowship (3 locations!)


Now open, the World Traveler Fellowship is a 6-week program for students to travel to 3 locations for 2 weeks each, experiencing 3 different healthcare systems and cultures in real time over the course of one program.

All accepted students are eligible for this Fellowship, and limited spots are filling quickly. Be sure to talk to your Admissions Coordinator about this opportunity, and reach out today to learn more!

Weeks 1 and 2: Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka, Croatia is located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, facing Italy to the west. This town is known as the gateway to the Croatian islands, for its mainland location and yet extreme accessibility to the offshore islands. This 20th century port town is also Croatia's third largest city, and while it is often an arrival spot for those heading out into the islands, the city itself offers an Italian-Habsburg touch that provides good food, colorful culture, and an overall charming coastal feel. Notable residents of Rijeka include the inventor of the torpedo as well as his grandson-in-law, Captain Georg von Trapp, who is famously portrayed in the musical drama with Julie Andrews called "The Sound of Music."

Weeks 3 and 4 Calatayud, Spain

Calatayud is a municipality in Zaragoza, Spain within the autonomous community of Aragon. It lies on the Jalón River and among the Sistema Ibérico mountain range. The city has the title “muy noble, leal, siempre augusta y fidelísima ciudad de Calatayud,” which means, “very noble, loyal, always venerable and faithful, the city of Calatayud.” The city’s roots begin with the Roman Empire, and it has Moorish and Jewish influences. It is located northwest of Madrid, about 3 hours south of the French border. It boasts some of the most well-preserved Mudejar architecture in Aragon, and it is considered a traditional crossroads.

Weeks 5 and 6 Heraklion, Greece

Nikos Kazantzakis, the famous Greek writer and philosopher who grew up in Heraklion, wrote: "Every perfect traveler always creates the country where he travels."

Heraklion is the capital of Greece’s largest island, Crete. The city is also known as "Iraklio" and this ancient port city overflows with thousands of years of history as it charms tourists with its modern bustle.

Heraklion was a prominent city the Minoan Civilization and the city has a documented history from 2600 BC onwards. History lovers will have thousands of years to explore in this Mediterranean city; including the empires of the Byzantines, Venetians and Turks. The Heraklion Archaeological Museum and the Historical Museum of Crete contain impressive ancient frescoes and statues. There are many old and beautiful churches scattered across the region.

Active travelers can see the region by foot and create their own perfect experience by walking along the water routes and sampling the numerous, seaside eateries offering fresh, local seafood. Notable water access includes the iconic Venetian Fortress and the Heraklion Harbor. Views and access to the Aegean Sea and the Cretaquarium will enthrall nature lovers and marine enthusiasts.

Weekend trips to nearby Greek locations are a breeze! Knossos Palace, thought to be the Labyrinth built by King Minos, is only 5 km south of Heraklion. Matala, a famous beach with historic cliffs, is only an hour drive away on the Southern coast of Crete. The nearby and popular Greek islands Ios, Mykonos, Santorini are also directly accessible by ferry.

The magic of Heraklion will entice you to return, but if you never manage to do so; you will still surely treasure the memories formed in this iconic Mediterranean city.

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