Bologna Programs

Hospital Shadowing

The Bologna program offers diverse shadowing opportunities at the prestigious Policlinico Sant’Orsola-Malpighi – IRCCS, one of Italy’s oldest and most esteemed healthcare institutions, with a history dating back to the 15th century. This modern healthcare complex is equipped with cutting-edge technology and staffed by a diverse team of medical professionals. It actively engages in medical research, provides hands-on clinical training through its affiliation with the University of Bologna, and offers a culturally rich environment for exploring different perspectives. The hospital’s consistent recognition among the top three hospitals in Italy by Newsweek highlights its exceptional healthcare standards, making it an ideal destination for those seeking medical care or pursuing a career in medicine.


Other available fields: Oncology, Geriatrics, Ophthalmology, Plastic surgery, Rare disease center

Available fields:

  • OR and Surgery
  • Anesthesia/ICU
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Cardiology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Oral surgery
  • Dermatology


Discover Bologna

Bologna, a captivating city for all, boasts rich history and cultural attractions, including historic churches, museums, art galleries, and festivals. Renowned for its culinary traditions, it’s a paradise for food lovers with famous pasta dishes, cured meats, and cheeses. The city’s university culture infuses it with youthful energy, offering intellectual activities year-round. Bologna’s vibrant nightlife features bars, pubs, and music venues that come alive after dark. The city’s beautiful piazzas provide relaxation and sun-soaked moments. Surrounded by hills and parks, it offers outdoor enthusiasts hiking, cycling, and picnicking opportunities. Its central location in northern Italy makes it a convenient base for exploring other cities and Europe. Overall, Bologna offers an unforgettable experience, catering to history buffs, culture enthusiasts, foodies, nightlife seekers, and outdoor adventurers alike.

Housing in Bologna

Our housing options in Bologna offer a diverse range of comfortable and secure accommodations to ensure an enjoyable stay for all program participants. Options include elegant apartments, cozy hotel rooms, or other comfortable dwellings, depending on availability. All accommodations are guaranteed to be clean and safe, allowing students to fully engage in the study abroad experience and rest after long days of exploration and shadowing doctors. Located in central and safe areas of Bologna, our apartments grant easy access to shops, pharmacies, metro stations, restaurants, and grocery stores. This enables students to explore the city and immerse themselves in its vibrant culture while having a secure and comfortable home away from home. While the quality of housing may vary based on available providers, we diligently select and collaborate with them to uphold high standards of safety, cleanliness, and comfort. 

Summer Programs Dates and Fees 2024

2-week program

3,990 ≈ 4,230$
  • I term: May 19 – June 1 PROGRAM FULL
  • II term June 16 – June 29 PROGRAM FULL
  • III term June 30 – July 13 PROGRAM FULL
  • VI term July 14 – July 27 PROGRAM FULL
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3-week program

5,220 ≈ 5,530$
  • I term: May 12 – June 1 PROGRAM FULL
  • II term: July 21 - August 10 PROGRAM FULL

4-week program

7,250 ≈ 7,690$
  • I term: July 7 – August 3 PROGRAM FULL

5-week program

8,600 ≈9,120$
  • I term: June 2 – July 6 PROGRAM FULL

4-week program for credit

9,350 ≈ 9,900$
  • I term: July 7 - August 3 PROGRAM FULL

5-week program for credit

10,190 ≈ 10,800$
  • I term: June 2 – July 6 PROGRAM FULL

Winter Programs Dates and Fees 2024/25

2-week program

3,840 ≈ 4,150$
  • Term 1: December 1 - December 14
  • Term 2: January 5 - January 18
  • Term 3: January 19 - February 1
  • Term 4: February 2 - February 15

3-week program

5,070 ≈ 5,470$
  • Term 1: December 1 - December 21
  • Term 2: January 5 - January 25
  • Term 3: January 26 - February 15

4-week prorgam

7,100 ≈ 7,670$
  • Custom 4 week period: Start dates 5, 12 or 19 January

*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 you can checkout on Friday instead of Saturday if that is preferable for you.

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

The listed Summer 2024 prices reflect the 'Early Bird Discount', which offers a 20% discount off the deposit fee. This offer expires on the 30th of November 2023.


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