Travel and prepare for your future career

See healthcare beyond your borders

Explore the world while doing what you love

Travel to spark your professional ambition

Travel and prepare for your future career in healthcare

The Doctors in Italy Fellowship Program was created to introduce students to the practice of healthcare in an international environment, as early as possible in their academic career.


In a world that is increasingly borderless, the next generation of young leaders in healthcare will need to build cooperation and trust across different cultures and backgrounds.


The Doctors in Italy Fellowship Program enables undergraduate and graduate students to shadow healthcare professionals, in top-ranked government and private healthcare facilities across Italy.


A transformative experience for future leaders in healthcare

Become confident in your passion and prove to yourself that youโ€™re able to do what you need to do to reach your goals.

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In the spotlight

Get to know the Doctors in Italy Fellowship Alumni

Anika Rao

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

"Italy. Animals. Sounds like my kind of thing"

Nthabeleng MacDonald

Gallaudet University

"There are not many deaf doctors in the world right now, and I want to fill that gap"

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Kailey McGovern

Eastern University

"The diversity of the students enhanced the program and allowed for an intense cultural experience."


Types of programs

There are different ways to work in healthcare, we believe everyone has their own path and role to play

Vet Shadowing

For those who wish to dedicate their career to the health of non-human animals

One Health Shadowing

For those who see one unified health, affecting humans, animals and environment


Featured Programs

Check out other programs that may fit your academic and career goals. Where do you see yourself thriving?

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Rome, Italy

2 to 5 weeks

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Florence, Italy

2 to 5 weeks

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Veterinary medicine

2 weeks


Some of the best hospitals in Italy

Gain unforgettable experience at internationally renowned medical centers open to international students


Shadow Abroad and Make Your Credits Count

The 4 and 5 week programs for credit offer you a chance to combine your shadowing experience with a seminar course with Arcadia University. Gain insight into your individual, unique psychometric profile and intercultural competence โ€“ a valuable outcome for navigating your professional progress, networks, and personal growth in the future.


Financial support and scholarships

International education comes at a cost. Discover how our scholarships can help you afford this life-changing experience.