• Health Care Program:

    2 Week Summer Emergency Medical Training (PHTLS) Certification program

    Seville, Spain


This two week CERTIFICATION program in Seville, Spain takes the concept of studying abroad to a new level.  As an aspiring medical professional you can now apply a relevant professional experience to your academic discipline and university degree. If you’re an undergraduate student or recent graduate considering a career in health care, GlobalEd's PHTLS program will provide you with intensive pre-hospitalization training in English while living abroad and experiencing the culture of Seville, Spain. 

Aside from all that great work experience, this program is a full study abroad program including: Airport pickup, living with a host family (full meal plan), comprehensive medical insurance, cultural sensitivity orientation, teamwork and leadership training using Myers Briggs, and a 200 euro stipend for activities and excursions.


PHTLS Certification

This is a PHTLS certification program (taught in English) designed for those interested in pursuing a career as a doctor, nurse, emergency medical responder (EMR), firefighter, rescue personnel and law enforcement officer. PHTLS stands for Pre-Hospitalization Trauma and Life Support. PHTLS is a certification recognized by National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) and is a great grad school candidacy and employability booster. Pre-hospitalization training includes health care services performed prior to arrival to a hospital including: securing the zone of an accident, assessing the risk of accident victims, stabilizing a victim's neck, extraction from a vehicle, and transporting accident victims through an obstacle course. This is a physically demanding, fun and highly engaging course. Program participants will learn about teamwork, leadership and learn to empathize with victims. 

The national association of emergency medical technicians


Make Seville your home

Take the Summer term of 2022 to step out of your comfort zone and into Spain.

2 week session in July

We will be offering this session for the first two weeks of July. This program is compatible with our hospital rotations.

Get PHTLS Certified

This certification program is recognized by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians.

Training session taught in English

This course will be taught in English by multilingual nurses and medical technicians.

Family housing

You will live with a Spanish family and benefit from a full meal plan and cultural immersion experience.

Travel stipend provided

Use your 200 euro travel stipend to participate in organized excursions with other international students.

Professional development training

Receive training to learn how to articulate these experience so they appeal to employers.

Satisfy degree requirements

Satisfy requirements toward your major and complement your university degree.


Global Education and Career Development Abroad (GlobalEd) has been functioning since 2009 as an educational institution with a special focus on the development of skill sets within the academic discipline of our program participants. GlobalEd designs Career Path Programs by combining the study abroad experience with language learning, leadership training and internships. We offer credit and non-credit options to cater to both undergraduate students and recent graduates.


This program is ideally suited for undergraduate students and recent graduates seeking affordable opportunities to increase their candidacy for post graduate medical degree programs. The marketable experiences from this program have included: cultural immersion, language learning, hands-on exposure to a professional medical environment, witnessing surgeries and births, learning the difference between the U.S. and local health care system, leadership training, etc... Many of our past program participants have stated that their experience abroad with GlobalEd's medical internship program have had a profound impact on their med school applications and acceptance.

As a program participant you will live with a local Spanish family and receive three meals per day. Weekly laundry and cleaning service is also included, as well as reasonable utility usage. Families can ranges in all types of sizes... from small one person households to extended families. All families have years of experience receiving international students and can adapt to a wide range of culinary/dietary restrictions. Most students will live within close proximity to each other and within walking distance to their Spanish language class. 

Students will receive a 200 euro activities and excursion stipend enabling access to cultural activities such as walking tours of the city, visiting monuments, and joining excursions that will allow you to meet other international students from around the world. As a student, your stipend will provide you with the flexibility to apply your funds towards trips to destinations like Morocco, Granada, Córdoba or Lagos, Portugal.

The calendar of activities will be posted at the beginning of each term. Activities will vary depending on the time of year.  
  • Horse & Carriage
  • Walking Tour
  • Tapas Night Out
  • Movie Night
  • Sports
  • Language Exchange Partner
A travel stipend will be awarded to program participants which can be used to select from various excursions:

  • Gibraltar
  • Lagos, Portugal
  • Morocco
  • Itálica
  • Córdoba
  • Granada



GlobalEd's Summer internship programs are all-inclusive programs with limited enrollment. Acceptance is awarded on a first come, first served basis. 

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