Genoa Programs

Hospital Shadowing

The Genoa program offers diverse hospital shadowing options in both surgical and medical fields. Galliera Hospital, housed in a historical building dating back to 1877 near the sea, provides a unique blend of old-world charm and modern medical technology. Affiliated with the University of Genoa, the hospital specializes in oncology, cardiology, neurology, and more. With 450 beds, it offers advanced care, research, training, and technological innovation. 

The Galliera Hospital’s commitment to quality care and its beautiful environment make it an ideal place for aspiring healthcare professionals to gain valuable experience. Past fellows have appreciated the cultural immersion, the Italian healthcare system insight, and the warmth of the doctors in various departments.


Other available fields: Geriatrics, Nursing, General Surgery, Dentistry, Cardiology, Urology, Radiology.

Top choice for:

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


Discover Genoa

Situated along the captivating Italian Riviera, Genoa offers a picturesque backdrop for students seeking a unique study abroad experience. This city is known for its rich cultural history, vibrant atmosphere, and historic landmarks that invite exploration and immersion in Italian culture. Genoa’s central location provides convenient access to nearby treasures like Cinque Terre and Portofino, enhancing the overall experience. With its walkable layout and accessible transportation, students can easily discover all that the city and its surroundings have to offer. Genoa’s authenticity, lesser impacted by tourism, provides an excellent opportunity to improve non-verbal and intercultural communication skills. It’s an ideal destination for students seeking to study abroad, embrace Italian culture, and create unforgettable memories.

Housing in Genoa

The housing options in Genoa are all situated within a centrally located hotel, providing for a comfortable and convenient stay. The hotel’s prime location grants easy access to local attractions and various amenities. Notably, the hotel stands out for its exceptional cleanliness, with dedicated staff ensuring a hygienic environment from the lobby to the guest rooms. The spacious and tastefully decorated double rooms are ideal for students traveling together, offering a cozy atmosphere for relaxation. These rooms come equipped with essential amenities like a private bathroom, air conditioning, and premium bedding, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay for all guests.

Summer Programs Dates and Fees 2024

2-week program

4,170 ≈ 4,420$
  • I term: May 12 – May 25 PROGRAM FULL

3-week program

5,860 ≈ 6,210$
  • I term: May 26 – June 15 PROGRAM FULL

4-week program

7,450 ≈ 7,900$
  • I term: June 2 – June 29 PROGRAM FULL

*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


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