Naples Programs

Hospital Shadowing

Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori “Fondazione Giovanni Pascale”

The Naples program offers a shadowing opportunity at the National Institute for the Study and Treatment of Tumors “Giovanni Pascale Foundation.” Founded in 1933, the institute serves as the regional reference center for the diagnosis and treatment of neoplastic diseases, conducting diagnostic/staging, therapeutic, and oncological follow-up activities.


By integrating both experimental and clinical research endeavors with high-complexity, high-quality healthcare services, it holds a significant position among healthcare institutions in Southern Italy, particularly in the realm of oncology. Additionally, the Institute is a part of the national network for rare diseases.


It was also the first Italian oncology institute to establish an organization in Organ Departments, where Oncologists, Surgeons, Radiation Therapists, Nuclear Medicine Physicians, and Pathologists could work together to assess, monitor, and treat, each according to their expertise, the same diseases in order to channel various disciplinary knowledge to improve diagnostic and therapeutic outcomes.

Top choice for:

  • Molecular Pathologies
  • Immuno-Oncology
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Radiotherapy
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radio-Imaging
  • Abdominal Oncology
  • Rare Tumors and Sarcomas
  • Melanoma and Skin Cancer

Other available fields:

  • Clinical Trials
  • Translational and Clinical Research
  • Toracic Surgery
  • Cardio-Oncology


Discover Naples

Naples, a coastal gem in southern Italy, is a captivating fusion of historical richness and Mediterranean vibrancy. With its breathtaking views of Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples, this colorful city offers a captivating blend of Italy’s southern charm and lively Mediterranean spirit. Visitors are enchanted by its narrow vivid streets, grand piazzas, and majestic landmarks such as the Royal Palace of Naples and the Castel dell’Ovo.


Naples is renowned for its culinary delights, and proudly wears the crown of being the birthplace of pizza where the aroma of the authentic Neapolitan pizza can be felt in every corner. Moreover, Naples serves as a gateway to the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. These ancient cities, frozen in time by the cataclysmic eruption of Vesuvius, provide a poignant glimpse into the past, allowing visitors to walk through history’s corridors and witness the daily lives of those who once thrived in these storied civilizations.


The proximity to the Amalfi Coast, renowned for its picturesque landscapes and charming seaside villages, adds an unparalleled dimension to the fellowship experience. After a morning of shadowing, students can unwind on some of the world’s most idyllic beaches in the afternoon, and live ‘La Dolce Vita’.

Housing in Naples

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 Naples, 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

3,740 ≈ 3,965$
  • I term: June 2 – June 15
  • II term: July 7 – July 20

3-week program

4,830 ≈ 5,120$
  • I term: June 16 – July 6

5-week program for credit

9,125 ≈ 9,675$
  • I term: June 2 – July 6

*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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