Bari Programs

Hospital Shadowing

Istituto Tumori Bari Giovanni Paolo II - IRCCS

The Bari program provides a shadowing opportunity at the Giovanni Paolo II Cancer Institute, a renowned institution known for its significant impact on cancer care and research. For many years, it has served as a hub of hope and a symbol of medical excellence for cancer patients, not only in the Apulia region but also for those from across Southern Italy. This comprehensive cancer center is dedicated to offering a broad range of services to patients, covering everything from initial diagnosis to advanced treatment options and palliative care. With up to date facilities and a collaborative team of multidisciplinary experts, the institute’s commitment to delivering high-quality care remains steadfast.


A notable feature of the Giovanni Paolo II Cancer Institute is its unwavering commitment to research. The institution actively participates in pre-clinical, translational, and clinical research, making substantial contributions to the field of oncology. Its achievements have earned it international recognition and certification as a Clinical Cancer Center, demonstrating its adherence to global standards of excellence. The institute’s influence extends well beyond its immediate region. It serves as a lifeline for cancer patients from all over Southern Italy, attracting individuals seeking top-tier cancer treatment and providing a sense of optimism in their battle against this challenging disease.

Top choice for:

  • Oncology
  • Breast Surgery
  • General Surgery

Other available fields:

  • Gynecology
  • Pathological Anatomy
  • Cardiology
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urology


Discover Bari

Nestled on the sun-kissed shores of the Adriatic Sea, Bari is a Southern Italian city that gracefully blends its rich historic past with a vibrant, modern present. Known as the “Gateway to the East” due to its long tradition of trade, Bari astonishes travelers with its captivating fusion of cultures. Bari Vecchia, the historic heart of the city, is famous for its narrow, winding streets and medieval architecture.


Wandering through this labyrinthine neighborhood feels like a journey through time. The grand Basilica di San Nicola, home to the relics of Saint Nicholas, is a testament to the city’s deep-rooted religious heritage. The old streets host trendy boutiques, art galleries, and chic cafes, while the famous Bari promenade provides breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea. Nearby, be spoilt for choice with day trips to some of the best beaches in the whole country. Bari is not just a city; it’s a vibrant celebration of Italy’s southern coastal charm, welcoming all who visit with open arms.

Housing in Bari

Our housing options ensure a comfortable and secure stay during the program. You may stay in apartments, hotels, or other accommodations, all guaranteed to be clean and safe. Most commonly, participants stay in shared apartments with double rooms, equipped with amenities like air conditioning, Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, and even kitchens and living rooms. These accommodations are in central and safe areas of Bari, close to essential facilities. While housing quality may vary, we carefully select providers to maintain high standards of security, cleanliness, and comfort. Your stay will allow you to fully immerse in the study abroad experience while enjoying a convenient and pleasant living space.

Summer Programs Dates and Fees 2024

2-week program

2,990 ≈ 3,170$
  • I term: June 9 - June 22 LIMITED AVAILABILITY
  • II term: June 30 – July 13 PROGRAM FULL
  • III term: July 14 - July 27

3-week program

3,940 ≈ 4,180$
  • I term: June 9 - July 29

5-week program for credit

7,560 ≈ 8,000$
  • I term: June 9 - July 13
top choice

*Note that program start date listed is always a Sunday and your housing is available from that day. The first day of shadowing is the Monday after move in day. The last day of the program stated is always a Saturday and housing is booked for you up until this morning. The last day of shadowing is the Thursday of that week. The last Friday is kept for final packing and personal tasks, therefore if you would like to checkout on Friday instead of Saturday, that is perfectly fine. 

Included with the fees

Currently accepting candidates:

Pre-meds, Pre-PA, Pre-nursing, Health sciences, Allied Health, Pre-pharmacy, Pre-dental, Public Health, PA, Nursing students, Medical students, Gap-year, Post-bacc, Global Health, Biomedical engineering, Healthcare related paths


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