Disney International Programs - Academic Exchange Program
Undergraduate work and study has never been so exciting!
Undergraduate work and study opportunities at the
Walt Disney World Resort are a great way to gain valuable work and life skills while learning in an academic environment. The J-1 Academic Exchange Experience allows current students to enjoy a work placement at the Walt Disney World Resort while attending classes organised through the University of Central Michigan.
As well as the structured teaching component and work internship at the Walt Disney World Resort, the J-1 Academic Exchange Experience opens up a whole world of new opportunities thanks to the many learning resources available to participants. To give you a little more detail, we'll let the Walt Disney World team explain it directly:
“This Disney designed; work-integrated learning opportunity allows students who are sponsored by U.S. colleges or universities on a J-1 academic exchange visa to participate in an internship at the Walt Disney World Resort. Students may spend five to seven months or a full year working at the Walt Disney World Resort while taking coursework through the Disney Education Program and/or distance-learning classes from their sponsoring university.
“During their internship, participants will work in front-line roles such as hospitality, full-service food and beverage, merchandise, and operations. This allows them to build transferable skills that include relationship building, problem solving, and written and verbal communication. Participants explore networking opportunities with Disney leaders; and earn real-world experience with one of the most admired companies in the world.
“Each of the Disney College Program Collegiate courses is focused around an area of
Walt Disney World Resort expertise and is designed to give participants a comprehensive experiential-learning opportunity that will provide them an unparalleled enhancement to their academic and professional career. All of these collegiate offerings are recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE).
“In addition to the ACE-accredited courses, participants may have the option to participate in Professional Development Studies, Disney Exploration Series, and/or a number of additional learning activities. Participants also may utilize resources in one of the Disney Learning Centers at the Walt Disney World Resort, which contain books, videos and computer-led learning activities that could enhance their educational experience.”
Degree subjects accepted on the J1A Academic Exchange Experience are:
Hospitality - Restaurant / Hotel Management - Leisure – Tourism – Travel – Sports – Recreation - Event Management - Business - International Business – Communications - Media / Film / TV - Advertising / Marketing - Human Resources - Accounting & Finance – Economics - Operations Management - Theatre / Drama / Performing Arts - Cultural Studies
We are currently able to consider students from the following Universities in the UK, Netherlands and Canada:
University of Brighton - Manchester Metropolitan University - University of Portsmouth - Robert Gordon University -Sheffield Hallam University - University of Central Lancashire - University of Northumbria - University of Chester - Blackpool and the Fylde College - Oxford Brookes University - NHTV NL - Friesland College NL - St Clair College, Canada
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Applications are currently closed.