"I think the connections with the physicians is what really helped me [determine my vocational calling]...they were extremely helpful and open to any questions I had. Getting that chance to be right next to the patient and being inside [the Operating Room], it's a lot of behind the scenes information that you don't get in the US."
-Kevin Turner, Atlantis Fellow 2017
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Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of the independent community of Catalonia. The largest city on the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona has incredible beaches and a laid-back culture. Barcelona is broken up into multiple districts that each have their own exciting and unique flare. The city is full of famous architecture by Antoni Gaudi including the Sagrada Familia. Additionally, Barcelona was home to artist Pablo Picasso and now has a museum dedicated solely to his work. Barcelona is an incredible opportunity for Fellows to have an exciting medical experience and learn about medicine in one of the world's most beautiful cities.
With its origin dating back to pre-Roman times, Huesca has played a significant role throughout Spain's history. Huesca is a mid-sized city in northeastern Spain and is the capital of the province of the same name. Huesca is known for its festivals (such as the San Lorenzo festival), its close proximity to the beautiful Sierra de Guara mountains, its Gothic style Huesca Cathedral, and the ancient ruins of the Castle of Montearagón Monastery. Fellows will be delighted to experience a historical city, founded upon centuries of tradition, that is active and bustling with a creative, modern twist on long-standing values and practices.
Madrid, the capital of Spain, is located on a plateau in the middle of the country. Historically and culturally rich, Madrid abounds with world-class art museums, parks and gardens, and incredible architecture, including the impressive Plaza Mayor. Stunning sights, sounds, tastes, and experiences await those who come to the city. In addition to beautiful buildings and art, Madrid boasts a thriving football culture with nearby stadiums. The third largest city in the European Union after London and Berlin, Madrid is a bustling metropolis with plenty to enjoy, and a metro system to facilitate exploration. Madrid offers Fellows the opportunity to gain valuable medical understanding through shadowing in a vibrant city that will enrich their appreciation for the world.
Villarrobledo is a Spanish city located in Albacete, a province in Castile-La Mancha. This province is best known for its production of La Mancha wine and Manchego cheese, and on the landscape you can see many beautiful vineyards. Villarrobledo is a very historical city, dating back to 1292 with evidence of human civilization dating back to the Paleolithic era. This city promises an intimate Fellowship and unique hospital setting, ensuring that you are able to get a great educational experience.
The largest city of Greece, Athens has long been the heart of the beautiful country. A powerful civilization and empire over the centuries, the city has served as a cultural beacon throughout Europe and the world. With an extensive history that begins in the Neolithic age, the spectacular monuments still stand as a testament to ancient times. When discovering the city, you will be transported back to ancient Greece amidst historical giants, like the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, and more. Interwoven in the hallmarks of a long-standing empire, the modern city enchants all visitors and inhabitants alike with its charming and attractive sights and opportunities. There is no shortage of things to do, places to go, and people to meet - and this seems to have been the case for the last 7,000 years!
Thessaloniki is a vibrant gem along the Thermaic Gulf of the Aegean Sea. Serving as the capital of Macedonia and with over 1 million inhabitants, the city is not only regarded as the cultural and entertainment capital of northern Greece, but also the cultural capital of the country. Founded in 315BC by Cassander of Macedon, its history spans some 3,000 years; preserving relics of its Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman past and of its formerly dominant Jewish population. Many of its Byzantine churches, and a whole district of the city in particular, are included in UNESCO's World Heritage list. Large avenues, parks and squares, old houses, neoclassical buildings, stand side by side with modern dwellings which makes a walk through any section of the city an interesting journey.
With Mount Olympus, the residence of the twelve ancient gods, being visible from different parts of the city, this place has many stories to tell. Its nickname is Symprotévousa, literally "the co-capital", a reference to its historical status as the Symvasilévousa or "co-reigning" city of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, alongside Constantinople. Symbolically, it remained the same in the modern Greek state, but this became literal over the years and a funny quarrel continues between Athenians and Thessalonikians about which city is the best. Here is an opportunity for you to discover who is right!
Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal. Located on the coast, Lisbon has traditionally been a large hub for international trade across the Atlantic Ocean and is one of the most important ports in Europe. As the city pre-dates even Rome, it is the oldest city in Western Europe and continues to grow both in size and influence every year. Lisbon sports many styles of architecture featuring millennium-old buildings and is sure to inspire with rich historical significance and beautiful cityscapes.
Zagreb is the capital of Croatia, located in the northwest of the country, along the Sava river, at the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain. In the last official census of 2011 the population of the City of Zagreb was 792,875, making Zagreb the biggest metropolitan area in Croatia, and the only one with a population of over one million. Zagreb is a city with a rich history dating from the Roman Times to the present day. The transport connections, concentration of industry, scientific, and research institutions and industrial tradition underlie its leading economic position in Croatia. Zagreb is therefore a city known for its diverse economy, high quality of living, museums, sporting, and entertainment events and its main branches of economy are high-tech industries and the service sector.
Budapest is the capital and largest city of Hungary. The city is a combination of Buda and Pest, separated by the river Danube. Originally settled in the first century, Budapest is rich with historic significance and has an extensive World Heritage Site. Many elements of the city are ranked in the top 3 of the European Union, the best of which may be it's citing as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. A 2016 Fellow said "The group of friends I made and the life-changing experiences throughout the trip I had with them made this trip better than I could've expected."
Panama City is the capital of Panama. With a population around 1,500,000 in the metropolitan area, Panama City is an exciting and vibrant Latin American city. Located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal, between the ocean and tropical rainforests of Panama, Panama City is a beautiful and strategic location for trade, and is among the top five places for retirement in the world. Founded in 1519 by a Spanish conquistador, Panama City was the starting point for expeditions that eventually conquered the Inca Empire in Peru, and Panama City has much evidence in its architecture of these various occupants, from Spanish colonial, to French. Tourism is one of the largest industries here, and with a warm climate, Panama City promises an exciting cultural experience any time of the year.