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NSU Medical Fellowship in Spain - Summer 2020

Nova Southeastern University is partnering with the Atlantis Fellowship Program to offer NSU students the opportunity to travel as a group to Manresa, Spain to complete 40 hours of shadowing in the Hospital of Sant Joan de Deu of Manresa, during two 20-hour weeklong rotations.  

This Fellowship will give you an opportunity to see healthcare through a new perspective and observe how medicine is practice in a foreign country and culture.  Through this program you will grow and develop a deeper understanding of international healthcare.  

The Sharks Abroad team features two NSU students who participated in an Atlantis Medical Fellowship during the Summer 2019.  Read more about their experiences and set up an advising appointment with Ariella (Greece) or Cassidy (Italy) by visiting our Contact Us page.

Application & Participation Information

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/1/19 - Apply Now!

Students must have:

  • A sincere interest in a career in the health professions
  • Maturity to be successful within a professional, international setting
  • Minimum GPA 2.75

Application includes three sections:

  • Personal Information (Name, N#, GPA, Level of Study, Major(s), Minor(s), Short Essay)
  • Reference (Name and email address of an NSU faculty or staff member who can provide a short reference for your participation in this program)
  • Confirmation of Understanding (Check boxes to confirm your understanding of the details of participating in this program)
Applications will be processed on a rolling basis after 11/1/19. Students will have until 1/10/20 to make their deposit to confirm their spot in the program. In the event there is more interest than spots available, participants will be selected on a first-come-first-served basis, based on payment of the $900 deposit.

Pre-Departure, While Abroad & Re-Entry Requirements

There is no course credit for this program.  Students may receive one ExEL Travel Exploration Unit for their participation.  Students who wish to earn course credit have the option of applying for the Biology Summer Internship Program - Spain option.  Note: The deadline for this program is 10/31/19.  

All students participating in the program must complete the mandatory pre-departure, while abroad, and re-entry requirements.  Additional information will be provided at the time of acceptance.


  • Friday, May 15th - Students depart US. Students book own itineraries.
  • Saturday, May 16th - Students arrive to Barcelona International Airport (BCN)
    • Flights MUST arrive between 10:00am-1:00pm
    • Airport transportation provided from Barcelona International Airport to Manresa
  • Sunday, May 17th - On-site Orientation provided by Atlantis
  • Monday, May 18th-Thursday, May 21st - Medical shadowing - Rotation #1
  • Friday, May 22nd - Program excursion provided by Atlantis.
  • Saturday, May 23rd & Sunday, May 24th - Free time for students to explore Manresa or travel.
  • Monday, May 25th-Thursday, May 28th - Medical shadowing - Rotation #2
    • Farewell dinner provided by Atlantis
  • Friday, May 29th - Program ends and students depart. Airport transportation provided from Manresa to Barcelona International Airport.

Program Costs

$2,499.00 + International Flight & Personal Expenses

  • Deposit of $900 due by January 10, 2020
  • Final payment of $1,599 due by March 1, 2020
  • All payments are nonrefundable. However, if the program is is canceled by NSU or by Atlantis, all payments made to the university will be refunded.
  • Click here to make your payments online
    • Password required and provided in acceptance letter. 


  • Two 20-hour observational rotations (40 hours total) at the Hospital Sant Joan de Deu de Manresa
  • Local accommodation (dorms, apartments, or hotels)
  • One local excursion, including transport, entrance/guide and lunch
  • Breakfast 7 days a week
  • 3 group meals a week (includes lunch during excursion)
  • Local transportation for all program-arranged activities (hospital rotations, group meals, excursion)
  • Non-smart cell phone  or SIM card for in-country communication
  • WiFi access in housing (not suitable for streaming)
  • International travel insurance through iNext
  • 24/7 local support
  • Roundtrip airport transfers from/to Barcelona International Airport (BCN)

Not Included

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Meals (other than those listed above)
  • Personal spending money
  • Immigration documents, if necessary (passport, visas if necessary for non-US passport holders)


Students requesting accommodations for travel study should contact
Student Disability Services at or (954) 262-7185. 

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