Landing at the airport in Orlando, Florida changed my life! As I walked off the plane, I realized this was it: my Disney journey was finally beginning! I was about to become a Disney cast member as part of Disney’s Australia & New Zealand Cultural Exchange Program.
Becoming a Disney cast member had always been a dream of mine. There are limited opportunities to work for The Walt Disney Company in my home country of Australia. Joining Disney International Programs at Walt Disney World® Resort in the U.S. was my chance to work for a global company that is known for its magical entertainment. Continue reading “Taking a Disney Journey from Australia to the U.S. to China!”
Each spring, Disney English centers throughout China celebrate Disney Day!
This is a special day for everyone to come together and experience some of the Disney magic we create every day (for our learners). We all head to Shanghai Disneyland theme park. We pack our water bottles and sunscreen in preparation for a day of making new friends and memories we will never forget! Continue reading “Celebrating Disney Day!”
At some point in the process of applying to become a Disney English Foreign Trainer, you’ll start to think about your living arrangements in China. You might be a bit worried or anxious about finding an apartment overseas.
Maybe you’re wondering: How easy will it be to find a place to live? Where will I be working, and what areas of the city are close to my Disney English Learning Center? Where are the best places in the city to live for fun and entertainment? I know I was a bit of a nervous wreck in the weeks before my flight to China, so don’t worry! You are not alone. Continue reading “Finding an Apartment in China”
I remember my excitement upon receiving a job offer from Disney English. I had already spent the summer of 2015 living in Xi’an, a city known for its Terracotta Warriors. So I squealed with happiness at the realization that I would get to return to China to teach English to children and become part of the Disney family. I was familiar with China, and I was eager to live in a new city, take on a unique role and begin an amazing adventure! Continue reading “Meet Haley: Finding Her ‘Ohana with Disney English”
Our Disney English Recruiters receive many applications for the role of Foreign Trainer in China. So you may be wondering: How can I make my resume stand out?
First, be sure you have researched the Foreign Trainer role so you have a good understanding of the qualifications and responsibilities needed to be successful. In addition to reading articles about Disney English on this blog, you should review information on our Disney Careers website about working for us as a Foreign Trainer. Once you are comfortable with the expectations, you are ready to apply.
I believe that passports are made to be filled, and dream trips are meant to be taken. Moving to China as a Disney English Foreign Trainer gave me a whole new continent to explore. However, the planning stage at first may seem overwhelming. Here are a few answers to those big questions that might help you get up and go! Continue reading “Traveling in Asia: Take that Trip!”
I asked that question during my interview in 2008 to be one of the first Foreign Trainers for the new Disney English company opening in China. Previously, I had been fortunate to extensively travel and live internationally, so I had seen my fair share of knockoff and bootleg Disney items and businesses around the world.
On my first day in Shanghai, I realized this was indeed the real Disney! One tour around the Disney Corporate office confirmed that, and a trip to the hard hat construction zone of our first Disney English Center made it crystal clear. Continue reading “Meet one of the first Foreign Trainers”
Getting up every day and going to work can be a real struggle for some people. But as a Disney English Foreign Trainer in China, I do not feel this way. There’s something magical about working for Disney English and seeing the difference you can make inside your classroom. I love living in another country, and, better yet, I love my job! Continue reading “Teaching the Disney English Way”