Multiple Locations +5
  • Uruguay
    • Montevideo
  • Spain
    • Seville
    • Madrid
  • Ecuador
    • Quito
  • Mexico
    • Oaxaca
  • Chile
    • Viña del Mar
8 weeks
Payment plans
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Program Details

Non-Monetary Benefits
Fall Maymester Spring Summer Winter Year Round
Apartment Host Family
Weekly Hours
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
Pre-departure interview and documentation.
Airport pickup and housing.
Intensive Spanish classes and some excursions.
Internship placement in chosen sector.
On-going support as needed
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance
Sep 18, 2023
Oct 11, 2017
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About Program

Adelante Abroad offers affordable international medical and healthcare internships in Madrid, Seville, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, and Ecuador. Interns typically shadow a doctor or nurse in a Clinic, Surgery Center, Hospital, or private practice facility. We have a wide variety of placement options including surgery settings, ambulance services, Physical Therapy, Nursing, pharmacy work, and more!

These internships are perfect for candidates looking to gain real work experience in the medical profession, this program includes airport pick up, intensive Spanish language classes, a contracted internship in the medical/healthcare sector, housing, and 24/7 access to your local Adelante Program Director.

The medical internship requires candidates to have an intermediate level of Spanish and participate in a program for 2 months or longer. Finish with improved Spanish language skills, relevant international work experience to add to your resume, and a cultural experience of a lifetime.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

At Adelante Abroad, we take pride in fostering a diverse and inclusive community for aspiring students seeking international internships and study abroad experiences. We are committed to providing equality and opportunity, as we firmly believe that every individual, regardless of their background, deserves the chance to embark on a transformative journey. Through our specialized biopic program, we actively encourage and support students from all walks of life to participate without discrimination. We understand the importance of nurturing emerging talents, and our program stands as a testament to our dedication to providing an enriching, empowering, and unbiased platform for students to thrive and make their mark on the global stage.

LGBTQIA+ Support

At Adelante Abroad, we are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive space for all students, including those who identify as LGBTQIA+. We wholeheartedly encourage and support LGBTQIA+ students to participate without fear of discrimination. We recognize the unique challenges that LGBTQIA+ individuals may face, and we are determined to provide a safe and empowering environment for them to embark on their international internship and study abroad journeys. With a focus on celebrating individuality and fostering growth, our program stands as a beacon of acceptance, ensuring that all students can thrive, learn, and contribute meaningfully to the global community.

Accessibility Support

Adelante Abroad is committed to offering comprehensive accessibility support for participants with physical disabilities and/or chroni conditions. While our foremost goal is to provide optimal conditions for all participants, there may be instances where certain program country locations pose challenges to full accessibility. Despite these limitations, we continually strive to ensure that all individuals can benefit from our programs to the best of our abilities.



At Adelante Abroad, we are driven by a vision of sustainability that goes beyond mere neutrality. Our commitment is to create programs and business practices that generate a net positive impact on the world. By striving to tip the scales towards positive outcomes, we seek to ensure that any potential negative effects are outweighed by the overall benefit we bring to the individuals, communities, and environments we engage with, aligning our efforts to leave a lasting, positive legacy.

Ethical Impact

At Adelante Abroad, our ethical impact programming is thoughtfully designed to harmonize student experiences with the well-being of our host communities and the environment. We meticulously assess the social and environmental implications of our programs, ensuring a balanced approach that maximizes positive outcomes for both our students and the communities they engage with. By fostering meaningful connections, minimizing environmental footprints, and prioritizing sustainable practices, we aim to create lasting benefits for host communities, safeguard our planet's resources, and preserve the integrity of the experiences we offer for generations to come.

Program Highlights

  • We are the most affordable. Do your research, nearly all other programs are at least DOUBLE the price. Not to mention, housing is included in the program price. You'll have your own room in a shared apartment near your internship.
  • Hands-On Medical Experience. Gain valuable, on-site experience in the specialty of your choice; nursing, surgery, physical therapy, occupational therapy, geriatrics, pharmaceuticals, and more!
  • Intensive Spanish language classes. We prepare you for your internship with two or three weeks of intensive Spanish language classes based on your Spanish speaking level. No extra charge, it's included in your program.
  • A welcome arrival. We'll pick you up at the airport, take you directly to your housing, and provide an orientation session with our program director to get you acclimated to living abroad.
  • Curated Experience. Our programs are meant for the independent traveler and are not group focused. Our on-site and US based staff are available throughout your program, but it is up to you to immerse yourself in the culture and make the most out of it.

Program Reviews

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  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.8
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Madrid internship

What a great program! I completed a medical internship in Madrid from June-August 2017. I am a pre health biochemistry student and was interested in getting some medical experience abroad. Adalante was very efficient in finding me the perfect internship position with a mental health organization that works with people who have scizophrenia. The program coordinators are also extremely accommodating. I had an enlightening experience in Madrid and would recommend this program to anyone else!

122 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Medical Internship

My time in Ecuador was a trip that I will never forget. Adelante does a great job in setting up a network in order to get you the best experience in terms of living and job placement. During my internship, I got the chance to have a hands on experience learning how to take blood, administer IV’s, attend wounds, and have an up close experience observing simple surgeries. I also got the chance to be fully submerged in a culture completely different then what I am used to. I was able to improve my soonish skills as well as learning about a beautiful and new culture. My time spent with my host family was one that I will never forget as well as the amount of friends I made while I was there. Adelante did a great job in making sure we had a program director we could count on for anything. I highly recommend this program to anyone seeking out an experience that can make you outstanding to employers as well as making you a better person all around.

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Fun and Valuable Opportunity!

This program was so great! I learned so much and had such amazing opportunities. I was able to enter the operating room and converse with the actual surgeons about different techniques and procedures. The contacts I made in Spain not only with the surgical staff, but also the friends in the program, will help me through out my life. It was such a unique experience and I am so glad I went! I have already been able to use this experience to help with my further studies at my university as well as on resumes for jobs.

122 people found this review helpful.
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Highly Recommended

The Adelante Internship program in Sevilla was incredible. I knew coming in since I wouldn't be in classes, it would be harder to make friends and meet people. Thankfully, Adelante gave me three weeks of an intensive spanish course before my internship began with kids from other universities in the US. It was an amazing way to meet new people!! My homestay was also INCREDIBLE. The couple had a really nice and modern apartment in the very center of the city and my host mom spoke pretty good English, which was very helpful. They let me do my own thing, but we would always spend a couple hours eating dinner together and talking about Sevillian culture. Sevilla is a very homey city, beautiful, and very culturally immersive because almost no one speaks English! My internship was OKAY. Granted, I was working in the medical field, so i realize it is harder for it to be hands on. I mostly just sat and watched the whole time. However, i feel like I learned a decent amount and the hours were really great (boss was understanding of travel on the weekends). Program highly recommended.

What would you improve about this program?
Make sure the internships are more hands-on. It would also be helpful if the intern supervisor was able to explain more things in English, because sometimes it is more difficult to understand technical terms in Spanish.
120 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteering with the Cruz Roja in Oaxaca

I had an AMAZING experience volunteering through Adelante with the Cruz Roja in Oaxaca, Mexico. Flying into Oaxaca had me both nervous and excited. I'm a 4th year nursing major from Boston, MA and this was my first international experience. My Spanish wasn't great, but I had been practicing before I left in May. During the first 2weeks of the program I took Spanish classes at Solexico. This was more than just Spanish classes, they had organized events after class every day and we did excursions on the weekends. At this Spanish school, I met students, young and old, from all over the world and even when I stopped my classes at Solexico, we continued to hang out. Tuesdays there were cooking classes of traditional Mexican food. Wednesday we had a coffee social at night and would meet up at different bars, clubs, and restaurants around town to talk, socialize, and dance. Thursdays they hosted Salsa dance classes at the school. And on Fridays they had a showing a movie in Spanish, or in English with Spanish subtitles. Some of the weekend excursions I took included trips to Tulle Arbol ( a GIANT tree), Hierve el Agua (natural pools up high in the mountains you can swim in), Zip-Lining, Barro Negro (traditional black clay molding), wood carvings, ancient churches and haciendas, weaving, and so much more!

I went into the experience looking to volunteer in healthcare, but to also gain a better understanding of the Mexican culture and Spanish language. This experience is what you make of it. So many opportunities are put in front of you, and you need to take advantage of them all. For example, the local park has dance classes every week night. Jorge is the instructor and he teaches Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Cumbia... and on Thursdays and Fridays we go out to a Salsa club after class to go show off our skills. One of the students from Germany told me about this class and I decided to stop by and ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. When my 2months were up and I had to return home to the States, they had a party for me and that dance class is probably one of the things I miss most about Oaxaca. Most of the people at the class were natives, so it was an opportunity to practice my Spanish and make new friends.

Now to the healthcare part. I volunteered for 4hrs every weekday at the Cruz Roja from 10am-2pm. They were super flexible so I was able to choose that as my hours. There was one Dr and one Nurse that I worked with for the most part and every now and then Medical Students would rotate through. I hung out a lot with the Medical Students during my time there and used it as a learning opportunity when they were given lessons. I made friends with some of them and we went out to a Karaoke Bar one night. I placed IVs, checked BPs, did basic physical assessments, and helped the nurse with medication administration. If you have the skills, show them, and then they let you do it. I learned wound care and stitching. But the healthcare in Oaxaca is very different from what I'm used to. For example, they still use typewriters for all their documentation. The Dr. and Nurse had minimal to no English skills, so you need to be comfortable with Spanish or at least be willing to work hard and learn fast. The doctor had a great sense of humor and we quizzed each other with flashcards, he wanted to improve his English and I wanted to improve my Spanish.

I was extremely grateful for the flexibility with my job because I was able to take a "vacation day" and I didn't go to work one Friday. Instead, I took a 3day weekend trip to Huatulco... which is the beach! We stayed in a gorgeous hotel with cabanas on a private beach and a very fun night life. We took one of the small suburban vans that take about 8hrs to get there.... and we downed some Dramamine because it's a bumpy curvy road up and down a mountain. We were able to sleep all the way there and no one got car sick. This was a huge highlight from my trip.

Some other things I want to mention: My housing was AWESOME! I lived with Mrs. Irma and I had my own bedroom. There were 2 bathrooms one for boys one for girls, but when the guy moved out, we used both bathrooms for the girls. I lived with another student from Adelante who was an OT major. It was nice to have someone to learn the city with. Mrs. Irma took us to a bunch of fiestas with her and I on my second day there, I was doing a traditional dance with a pineapple and drinking Corona like it was water. 2 other Adelante students passed through that house during the 2months I was there. Mrs. Irma took us to the grocery store and her son Octavio brought us flowers every day. Also, the zocalo (the town center), is such a fun place to visit. At night they have street performers and clowns. We made friends with one of the clowns and he gave us tickets to Corona Fest to meet up with him. They also sell corn that is smothered in mayonnaise, dipped in cheese, sprinkled with chili powder, and then topped off with some lemon juice.... it was one thing I was so afraid to try, but it ended up being DELICIOUS! Try it! the Cotton Candy does not taste like it does here in the states, but the quesidillas and toquitos in the zocalo at night are soooo goood!

I don't know what else to mention. But my days were fun filled and educational. I ended up taking a week long trip to Mexico City at the end of my volunteer assignment and I'm so happy I was able to see another part of Mexico.... very similar to New York.

I'm already contemplating where I want to go next summer! I highly recommend this program! And remember to keep an open mind!

What would you improve about this program?
I think that we should also be signed up for Conversation classes at Solexico. Almost all the other students take both the grammar classes AND the conversation classes.... the Adelante students are the only ones who don't. I signed up for these classes on my own and found them very beneficial!
116 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Hi Andrea, It looks like Adelante has a list of one month programs you can find here.