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November 4, 2014
Atlantis Project: A Unique Internship Experience for Pre-Health Undergraduates
Travel to European islands, shadow doctors, develop a second-language, give back to the community, and broaden horizons!
Atlantis Fellows can choose to participate in an Atlantis Project internship in the summer, winter, or March, each taking place in either an island in the Canary Islands (Tenerife or Gran Canaria) or in the Azores Islands (Sao Miguel or Faial).
Fellows can expect to spend roughly 25 hours per week in the hospital, they will have the opportunity to give back to the community, and they can choose to participate in Atlantis Project sponsored excursions and activities that are offered every week.
Atlantis Project participants (Atlantis Fellows) immerse themselves in a transformative educational experience that encourages both personal and professional growth. We do so through the following experiences:
o An internship in a public hospital, allowing Atlantis Fellows to observe many facets of medicine and to gain an understanding of how the European government-run system works.
o A chance to develop Spanish or Portuguese language skills through a webinar format pre-departure course, the opportunity to take classes onsite, and through immersion in the local community.
• Personal Growth:
o An opportunity to contribute to the community through teaching English to local residents, including hospital staff.
o Community with pre-health undergraduates from across the United States through communal living with other Atlantis Fellows.
o A summer in a beautiful island surrounded by great friends, food, festivals, and culture facilitated by AP events.
**Note: Internship consists in shadowing (observation) only. The Atlantis Project is committed to adhering to the guidelines suggested by the AAMC for pre-health experiences abroad.
The Azores Islands are comprised of nine islands located in the North Atlantic Ocean, 950 miles west of the European mainland and 2400 miles east of the US coast. Azoreans speak Portuguese, though Portuguese knowledge is not necessary to participate in the AP. Fellows in the Azores enjoy the community of these smaller islands, where summers are packed with delicious food, pristine rock beaches, and joyful festivals.
The Canary Islands are a group of Spanish islands 60 miles off the northwest coast of Africa. Canarians speak Spanish, though Spanish knowledge is not necessary to participate in the AP. The islands have a subtropical climate with perfect weather year-round. Fellows in the Canaries enjoy the lively lifestyle, beautiful beaches, traditions, and modern conveniences of these more populated islands.
Apply for all sessions online. For application details visit atlantis-project.org or contact us at email@example.com or via phone at 1-336-335-0862.
- Summer Session: 2-10 weeks
- Winter Session: 1, 2, or 3 weeks
- March Session: 1 week
Improv Night at the Empire Arts Center
Wednesday, November 5th at 7-9pm
Empire Arts Center
Do you love Saturday Night Live? Or Whose Line Is It Anyway?! Those shows are based on improv, and now you can do it too!
Looking for a unique date night or a fun night out with friends? Want to laugh so hard your sides hurt? Try our drop-in Improv Classes, new in Studio E! For only $10, spend two hours with instructor Leah Page learning how to live in the moment, be spontaneous, and laugh out loud!
Leah is an actor, director, and facilitator who recently moved to Grand Forks from New York City. She is passionate about improvisation, arts integration, and devising new theatre pieces. She has directed a number of original projects and taught classes around the country. As a performer, her professional credits include work at Seaside Music Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, and with Reflections: A Contemporary Ensemble. Some of her favorite roles include Songs for a New World (Woman #1), The Importance of Being Earnest (Cecily) and Grease (Sandy). She holds an MA in Applied Theatre from CUNY and an MFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Central Florida.
The Backstage Project: Popejoy & Strand Jazz Duo
Friday, November 7th at 9-9:30 PM
Empire Arts Center
- Cover charge is $5.
- Bar by Rhombus.
- Coffee by Urban Stampede.
- Use the back door.
This Backstage Project is sponsored by the Hal & Kathleen Gershman Family Foundation. For additional sponsorship opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Performing on the vibraphone and piano, the Popejoy & Strand Jazz Duo presents chamber music in an improvised jazz setting. Their repertoire includes an eclectic mix of standard swing tunes, as well as latin and pop music. Jim Popejoy is a Professor of Music and serves as Director of Bands at the University of North Dakota. He has taught at the public school and collegiate level for over 30 years, and holds degrees in music education, conducting, and jazz studies from Central Missouri State University, the University of Iowa, and the University of North Texas. Matt Strand is quite active on the local music scene, working as a pianist, bassist, saxophonist and vocalist with his own ensembles and others such as "The New Hi Fi," and "The Matt Strand Group." In addition, Matt is a Showroom Manager for HB Sound & Light in Grand Forks.