"This program was an absolutely incredible experience for our daughter, far beyond our expectations."

- Deena, Mother of Caroline,
Georgetown '18

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Trusted by alumni from 400+ universities

95% of our alumni would recommend this program to a friend on GoAbroad.com and GoOverseas.com. Our alumni come from the best universities across the U.S. and are vying for medical school seats.

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Partners with some of Europe’s best hospitals

Shadow physicians for 20+ hours per week, observe multiple specialties, and gain a more global perspective of medicine firsthand in some of Europe’s leading hospitals. Meet other pre-med and pre-health students from all over the US, learn from their experiences, and build a network for your future career.


America’s leading healthcare and study abroad institutions

Atlantis is recognized by the leading healthcare and study abroad institutions in the U.S., including contributing to the Forum on Education Abroad and being committed to the AAMC’s ethical guidelines for shadowing.

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"Although she has done volunteer work in hospitals in the U.S. for more than 3 years and has worked as a clinical researcher in one of the busiest ER departments in the country, none of her experiences were even remotely as valuable as her shadowing experience in Cuenca in terms of understanding the life of a doctor and whether she is meant for this endeavor."

— Deena, Mother of Caroline (Georgetown University '18)
Caroline Doherty with Atlantis Fellowship Group, Cuenca, Ecuador 2017

Caroline Doherty with Atlantis Fellowship Group, Cuenca, Ecuador 2017

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"After visiting a few of the sites, and speaking with students, administrators, and participating physicians, I’m very comfortable recommending Atlantis to our students. They are very aware of, and follow, ethical guidelines, which is important for any program our students may choose to go on. It’s a flexible, mutually beneficial way for students to get shadowing experience at the same time as learning about a healthcare system different from their own."

— Christine Richmond, M.Ed.
Academic Advisor, Pre-Health Advisor
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Florida



J.P. Toste


Originally from the Azores Islands of Portugal, J.P. completed his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina (UNC) and his MBA at Stanford. J.P. founded Atlantis as a student organization at UNC to facilitate the exchange of cultures between his home island and American students.

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G. Lawson Kuehnert

Executive Director

A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Lawson has been deeply involved in the development of Atlantis from its early days and is responsible for the overall mission, vision, and direction of Atlantis. His experiences studying abroad have shaped his passion for American students to see other cultures first hand.


I would like to attest to the legitimacy of this program, having served as a highly valuable and memorable experience to my child. We did not know what to expect, as my daughter had no classmates or friends joining her in this program, but were able to network before traveling with students across the nation who had already been to this program and others who would be attending and found personal testimony of their experience to ease our minds.

— Rosie, Mother of Katarina (Texas A & M Corpus Christi)
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"I don’t know where to start with the compliments. Immediately, our son had the opportunity to shadow physicians and witness surgeries. The physicians were eager to teach and answer questions. The staff were open and accessible to the students and anxious to give them a valuable learning experience.

Our son felt safe. The accommodations, transportation and hospital experiences were well organized and were overseen by a very attentive site manager who was a part of their every day.

— Mary Ann, Mother of Jack (University of Kansas)

Safety is our priority

Our Fellows are equipped with local phones during their Fellowship so that they can contact emergency services if necessary. With trained staff in every program location, Atlantis Fellows always have someone they can call in a time of need.

We strive for value

We continually strive to increase the value of our programs by meeting with students, university pre-med and pre-health advisors, and industry leaders to stay relevant and consistently deliver an educational and enriching experience to all of our Fellows.

We help with financing

Atlantis is an investment in your career just like paying tuition. And like your college, we offer payment plans, financing and aid options varying by program to help make participation possible. Our team works with you to find a program that fits your budget.


Taking safety seriously! Our summer 2019 Site Manager team going through safety training in Alicante, Spain.


95% of our alumni would recommend Atlantis to a friend

With over 105 alumni reviews on GoOverseas.com, Atlantis has a 98% rating and countless life-changing stories. Students walk away from their Fellowship with a clearer vision for their future as a healthcare professional, and a wide range of invaluable clinical shadowing experience to help them get there.


Contact Us

(202) 847-5183
4301 N Fairfax Drive, Suite 701
Arlington, VA 2203