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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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A super surprise: #DisneyInterns featured on a Times Square super sign!

July 2, 2021

On June 30, Disney UNCF Corporate Scholars and summer Professional Interns received a BIG surprise – they were given a great, warm welcome to the company with a feature on a super sign in Times Square! We couldn’t do what we do without our interns, and we were so excited…

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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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Welcome summer 2021 Disney Professional Interns!

June 16, 2021

A Disney Professional Internship looks a bit different this year: working from home means virtual meetings, no morning commute, and probably wearing sweatpants. Nonetheless, a Disney Professional Internship is still an amazing opportunity for many students to begin their careers at a company they already have a passion for. Recently,…

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#BeyondDisney: Former cultural representative launches environmental initiative in Tanzania

May 24, 2021

One of the most amazing parts of a Disney Program is the ability for participants to share their heritage, culture and customs with people from across the globe. But the most magical part of it is when our participants are inspired to make a difference with the knowledge gained from…

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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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A collage of participant photos from their Disney Program

Share your Disney Programs story with us!

May 17, 2021

At Disney, we’re all storytellers, and we know our Disney Programs participants have some great ones to tell! We’re looking for stories from all our Disney Program participants and interns: College Program, International Program, Culinary Program or Professional Internship. From extra magical moments in your role to taking what you…

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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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VoluntEARS at Give Kids the World Village

October 16, 2017

Visiting Central Florida can be a magical experience, but for some families, the experience has even more meaning. That’s because they have a child who is experiencing a life-threatening illness, and he or she made a wish to visit Walt Disney World® Resort!  Once a wish is made, a wish-granting…

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From Disney College Program to Disney Professional Internship (and how to get there!)

July 28, 2017

Ever wondered what it’s like to transition from a Disney College Program to a Disney Professional Internship? What are the differences? Which one is a better fit for you? Kristen and Anthony have traveled down this same path and here to shed some light on these questions. As cast members…

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Program Perspectives: Kent Phillips’ Disney journey

May 24, 2017

Every story has a beginning and Kent Phillips’ first chapter reads like a fairytale! From joining the opening day team at Magic Kingdom Park as a Jungle Cruise Skipper to helping cultivate the Disney College and International Programs, Kent has experienced the expansion of the company first-hand. His leadership and…

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A mom who completed the first College Program watches her daughter flourish on the program today

May 4, 2017

Elizabeth has a unique connection to the Disney College Program: Her mother, Stella, completed the first College Program offered. In 1981, Stella was a student at North Carolina State University, majoring in recreation resource administration. Disney recruiters came to her campus for a presentation. Soon after, Stella spent the summer…

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Building a stronger résumé – get involved!

April 25, 2017

Students often ask how they can best build experience that adds to their résumé value. One rewarding and potentially long-lasting option is to take part in your school’s various associations, clubs or in a national organization. Here are a few tips on “how-to” become involved! Where passion meets opportunity During…

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Spotlight on Night of Stars – Spring 2017

April 24, 2017

On April 5, participants flocked to House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs to watch their peers take the stage at our bi-annual talent competition, Night of Stars! With twenty-two performances, the audience was treated to a vast array of talent. Baton twirling, tap dancing, hula-hooping, ukulele, guitar and vocal…

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Looking back on Night of Stars Fall 2016

December 14, 2016

Star light, star bright, our Night of Stars Talent Competition was quite the night! On Nov. 8, a select group of participants took to the House of Blues Orlando stage to showcase their skills. Dances, original songs, baton twirling, instrumental pieces, linguistic interpretations and cultural routines were just a few…

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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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