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Big Reasons to Love your Disney College Program Roommates

July 16, 2014

Beginning to live with new roommates can be both an exciting and intimidating experience.  As a participant, your roommates can come from all over…from across the country or even from across the globe! I loved the girls that I lived with during my Disney College Program experience in 2010 and…

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10 Things All Disney College Program Alumni Have In Common

July 10, 2014

1. As soon as your program ends, you want to go back because you miss being able to pop over to a Theme Park when you’re bored. 2. You immediately start saving all of your money so you can book a Disney vacation ASAP. 3. You spend all of the…

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What’s the Difference: Disney College Program and Disney Professional Internships

September 21, 2011

Disney College Program and Disney Professional Internships are both paid internship opportunities available to students around the United States; however, they offer entirely different options and experiences. Disney College Program The Disney College Program offers a variety of front-line roles throughout the Theme Parks, Resorts and other guest-facing locations around…

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#BeyondDisney: College Program alumni brings magic to the classroom

July 23, 2021

If Krissy, Disney College Program alumni and current fifth-grade teacher in Colorado, had to compare her teaching style to a Disney character, it would be her favorite, Judy Hopps. Just like Judy, Krissy is optimistic, determined and promotes equality in every way she can. Not to mention that she brings…

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Bringing Disney Programs history to life with new Alumni wall!

June 25, 2021

Anyone who has worked in our parks and resorts, especially our merchandise cast members, know that souvenirs and keepsakes aren’t just items we take home with us but tangible memories that serve as reminders of special times and bring to life stories of magical moments. With this in mind, early…

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Ready to begin: First Disney College Program arrivals at Flamingo Crossings Village

June 18, 2021

For the first time in over a year, on June 15, we welcomed several hundred new and returning participants to their Disney College Program! They are the first program participants to move into our new housing complex, Flaming Crossings Village, and a great, warm welcome was awaiting them. Participants arrived…

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Disney College Program applications now open!

May 19, 2021

We are excited to announce that Disney College Program applications open today – apply now! This summer, alongside 2020 participants who were given the opportunity to apply early, we are thrilled to welcome new participants to a Disney College Program at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida. Over the past…

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Overhead view of the atrium at the Education Center at Flamingo Crossings Village

Welcome home: Introducing Flamingo Crossings Village!

May 10, 2021

For forty years, the Disney College Program has not only been a great work experience but a home-away-from-home for hundreds of thousands of participants. The program has experienced many changes over the years, but this may be the most exciting one yet! ✨ This summer, we are excited to share…

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Everything you need to know about the return of the Disney College Program

May 5, 2021

We are so excited to welcome participants of a 2020 Disney College Program back this June! An email was sent just a few days ago to those whose programs were shortened or canceled last year, and we can’t wait to see them return. For those of you not a part…

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The Disney College Program is coming back!

May 3, 2021

We are absolutely thrilled to share exciting news about the return of the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World® Resort this June!  Along with much of the world, we’re encouraged by the progress made possible by rising vaccination rates and recently revised guidance around health and safety measures. And while we’re…

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We salute our Disneyland cast members!

March 13, 2020

The Disney College Program in Florida has thousands of participants, whereas there are only a few hundred participants on the Disney College Program in California. That’s because the Walt Disney World Resort, located just outside Orlando, Florida, is much bigger than the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Nonetheless, our Disney…

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Dressing for the weather on your Disney program

March 11, 2020

Vincente, a Cultural Representative from Mexico, understands the value of wearing sunglasses to protect his eyes. There’s a saying that the weather in March “comes in like a lion” but “goes out like a lamb.” That’s a good generalization of weather in the northern hemisphere. But what does that mean…

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8 tips on how to be a good roommate

February 26, 2020

Now that you’re all settled into your new home and work location, it’s a good time to reflect on how you can be the best roommate possible. Whether it’s your first or fifth time living with roommates, it’s important to remember some tips to create the best living situation for…

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