About Eduglobal

Since 2006 we have offered clinical education experiences of 8 to 12 weeks in seven renowned rehabilitation centers in Italy. Our Italian CIs speak English and are trained in use of the electronic CPI.  We are a non-profit health education management company, placing physical therapy students from American DPT programs in clinical education experiences that offer opportunity to learn excellent clinical skills in a healthcare delivery system that offers universal, comprehensive, single-payer, socially supported, constitutionally guaranteed care in a unique and welcoming culture.

Our Associates:

Michael Arnall, PT, MS, MBA


Mike founded Eduglobal Associates when he was Chair of the DPT program at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. Since 2006, he has cooperated with clinical education faculty at numerous American universities to provide clinical education experiences at several Italian rehabilitation facilities, including Fondazione Turati in Tuscany, where he worked in 1981-82. Mike has an advanced MS in orthopedic physical therapy and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He is the founding partner of Camco Physical and Occupational Therapy in Johnstown, PA, now in its fourth decade. He has a BS in physical therapy from CUNY’s Hunter School of Health Sciences and also has a BA in English and philosophy from Yale University.

Linda Bartalesi, PT

Vice President, Coordinator of Interns

Linda works with Eduglobal students and the host rehabilitation facilities to assure coordination of all aspects of the clinical education experiences. She graduated in 2006 from the University of Florence with a laurea in physiotherapy. She subsequently completed a six-year osteopathic manual therapy program at Florence’s Scuola Italiana di Osteopatia e Terapie Manuali (SIOTEMA). She has 10 years’ experience as an orthopedic and neurological physiotherapist and CI at Fondazione F. Turati, located in Gavinana, Italy. Her post-graduate training includes study in myofascial techniques and the McKenzie approach to treatment of the spine. Linda is an avid hiker and snowboarder. She lives with her son Silvio in Abetone, a ski resort in the Apennine Alps.

Alyssa Walz, DPT

President, Alumni Advisory Board

Alyssa is the founding President of the Eduglobal Associates Alumni Advisory Board, a group of dedicated alumni who help orient students to their Italian experience. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009. She completed a clinical education experience in Italy at Istituto Prosperius Tiberino in 2014, the same year that she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Georgia State University. She discovered her love and passion for working with children during a clinical experience at Tender Ones Therapy Services (TOTS) in Dacula, Georgia. Currently, she practices at TOTS, providing intensive and aquatic pediatric therapy. In her leisure time, she enjoys traveling the world, paddle boarding, tennis, running, yoga, spending time with friends and family, and caring for her dog, a Maltese named Magdelina.

Jenni Hutchinson, DPT

Vice President, Alumni Advisory Board

Jenni completed her undergraduate degree (2014) from MSU-Bozeman with a B.S. in Biochemistry and went on to achieve her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree (2017) from Pacific University. She was born and raised in the great state of Montana but has since fallen in love with travel and exploration both as a hobby and with her career as a physical therapist. She had the opportunity to complete a clinical experience in Italy at Fondazione F. Turati and Villa Pineta in the summer of 2016, in which she focused on treatment of patients with neurological involvement and subacute cardiovascular impairments. She started her career as a physical therapist in outpatient orthopedics, but has since moved on to Home Health as a travel PT. Italy holds a place near and dear to Jenni’s heart. She spent extra time following her experience with Eduglobal exploring the country and getting married to her husband in the town of Perugia. In her free time, Jenni enjoys traveling and exploring new cities and countries with her travel buddy and husband, cooking and eating good food with good wine, taking her dog to the dog park, running, kayaking and doing yoga.

Our 53 Participating Universities: