Disney’s college program

While it’s not something you think about while vacation planning, if you have children, eventually you’ll hear about Disney’s college program. 

Walt Disney World offers college students the opportunity to work in various internship positions throughout the parks. Students live on-campus in apartments provided by Disney and can participate in this program without even bringing their car. Disney offers transportation for the students to and from work, the mall, the grocery store and to various other places in and around Orlando. During my trip last December, my husband and I spoke to a student from Maine who was working in one of the countries in the World Showcase as a part of the internship program. She said she was spending 7 months there and thought it was a bit of a challenge to be so far from her family for the holidays, they visited her while she was there and she was really enjoying the experience.
She told us that when applying for an internship, the student chooses three areas of interest that they would like to work in. When accepted into the program, Disney notifies the student which area they will be working in. They get paid, they pay rent and learn how to manage money and live on their own.  It’s a great way to get the experience of the outside world with a little assistance from Disney. 
For more information visit http://www.disneycollegeprogram.com
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