Genoa Programs

Hospital Shadowing

The Genoa program includes a broad variety of shadowing options, covering both surgical and medical areas hospital.

Galliera Hospital in Genoa

The Galliera Hospital in Genoa boasts a rich history of excellence in patient care and is located in a stunning historical building built in 1877, just a few blocks from the sea.

The hospital’s historic building and its beautiful surroundings have provided a sense of comfort and healing to patients and their loved ones.

The blend of old-world charm and modern medical technology has created a unique and inspiring environment that embodies the rich history and traditions of the medical profession.

This teaching hospital is affiliated with the University of Genoa and provides specialized departments in oncology, cardiology, and neurology, among others.

This means that aspiring medical professionals have rich learning opportunities to gain valuable experience and immerse themselves in the history and tradition of the medical field.

The Galliera Hospital has a capacity of 450 beds and provides advanced diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative care, as well as scientific research, training, and technological innovation.

Its specialized areas include the Coronary Intensive Care Unit, Post-Operative Intensive Therapy, Stroke Centre, Acute-care hospitalization (medical and surgical), Fragile Patients Area, and the Nursing Care Area with 15 beds.

With a commitment to providing high-quality care and a beautiful environment, the Galliera Hospital is an ideal place for young students to begin their healthcare journey.

Fellows from previous programs have particularly appreciated the opportunity to learn about the Italian Healthcare system, the cultural immersion in a smaller Italian city, and the excitement and kindness of the doctors, especially in some of the departments.

Top choice for:

  • Anesthesia/ICU
  • Neonatology
  • Gynecology
  • OR/surgery

Other available fields:

  • Geriatrics
  • Nursing
  • General Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Cardiology
  • Urology
  • Radiology


Discover Genoa

The city of Genoa is a truly inspiring and unique destination that has captured the hearts of travelers and students alike.

Located along the stunning Italian Riviera, it offers a picturesque and mesmerizing setting that will leave you breathless.

The dramatic coastline and world-famous beaches provide an ideal backdrop for an active and exciting lifestyle, perfect for students who are looking to study abroad.


The city of Genoa is known for its rich cultural history and vibrant atmosphere, making it a great place to immerse oneself in Italian culture and make new friends.


The city’s historic landmarks and cultural attractions are a testament to its rich heritage, and they offer an opportunity for students to explore and learn about the local history and traditions.


Moreover, Genoa’s central location provides easy access to nearby gems such as the Cinque Terre and Portofino. These breathtakingly beautiful locations offer a unique and unforgettable experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression.


With everything within walking distance and easy transportation options, students can easily explore and discover all that the city and the surrounding area have to offer.

Genoa is an inspiring and magical destination that offers the perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and vibrant atmosphere.

Being a smaller city and not overthrown by tourism, it has a special authenticity to it, which also means that many people you’ll meet won’t speak English and you’ll have a chance to improve on your non-verbal and intercultural communication skills. 


It is an ideal location for students looking to study abroad, immerse themselves in Italian culture, and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. 

Housing in Genoa

All housing options are located in hotel, in the central zone of Genoa, an excellent setting for travelers looking for a comfortable and convenient stay in this stunning city.

The hotel is well-situated in the heart of the city, offering easy access to local attractions and a range of amenities.

One of the standout features of this hotel is its impeccable cleanliness. The hotel staff takes great pride in maintaining a spotless and well-maintained environment, ensuring that every guest enjoys a comfortable and hygienic stay.

From the lobby to the guest rooms, everything is kept in pristine condition, ensuring that guests feel at ease and relaxed throughout their stay.

The double room offered by the hotel is spacious and comfortable, providing a perfect retreat for students traveling together.

The room is tastefully decorated, offering a warm and inviting atmosphere that is perfect for unwinding after a busy day at the hospital or exploring the city.

The room is equipped with all the necessary amenities, including a private bathroom, air conditioning, and comfortable bedding, ensuring that guests have everything they need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

Dates and fees

2-week program

3,970 ≈ 4,300$
  • I term: May 8 – May 19
  • II term: May 22 – June 2
  • III term June 26 – July 7
  • IV term July 10 – July 21

3-week program

5,580 ≈ 6,000$
  • I term: June 5 – June 23
  • II term: July 24 – August 11

4-week program

9,100 ≈ 9,800$
  • Dates: June 26 – July 21

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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