Old Spanish colonialism meets a modern metropolitan hub

Sitting as the bridge between North America and South America, Panama is host to both the beautiful tranquility of the Caribbean and the gargantuan Pacific on either side. With a seemingly endless amount of beach, there's always a chance to relax and enjoy a serene tropical paradise. Between its two coasts, there's no shortage of adventure to be had. From old Spanish ruins to tropical cloud-forest treks, you won't run out of experiences to be had throughout the country.

Panama City, with its brilliant blue coastline and a skyline speckled with shining skyscrapers, doesn't feel immediately foreign to those who have traveled the coastlines of the States. A cultural hub that is home to Central America's first subway system as well as the long-standing Panama Canal is filled with history and sights to see. Take a walk through the historic Casco district, catch a performance, and give some of Panama's local cuisine a try, you'll quickly notice the blending of past colonization, modern development, and artistic flare pulsing throughout the city.

Panama's healthcare system has both a public and private sector. Most of the top hospitals in the country are located in Panama City, Panama's host city for The Atlantis Fellowship. Hospital Punta Pacifica in Panama City is the first hospital in all of Latin America and the Caribbean to be affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. The staff at Hospital Punta Pacifica are leaders in the specialties and the facilities are world class.

After a long day at the hospital and exploring the city, kick your feet up on the beach and enjoy tropical life at its finest on the Pacific coast.

Healthcare in Panama

Healthcare in Panama is administered publicly through the Ministry of Health social security system, and through a private sector as well. Most doctors live in Panama City and most great medical care and facilities are also located there, which creates a shortage in smaller towns and rural areas where often only first-aid services are available. The Hospital Punta Pacifica is affiliated with Johns Hopkins and therefore has a large percentage of US-trained, English-speaking staff.

  • Most doctors are trained in the US, Spain, and Mexico

  • Problems with public healthcare in the countryside and lack of supplies

  • EMS systems are primarily available in Panama City

Locations in Panama


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Program fees:

Program fees for The Atlantis Fellowship in Panama start at $2995 and an additional $900 enrollment fee There are various starting dates throughout the summer, from May-August. You can see specific program dates and fees above by looking through the "Locations in Panama." 

If accepted, your enrollment fee is $900 USD, due within two weeks of acceptance. This nonrefundable fee reserves your placement and serves as a housing deposit. A separate program fee will be assessed according to the length of your program.  Please note that flights are not included. If you have concerns about financing before applying, please contact our Admissions team at any time.


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