Applications for the Cultural Exchange Program for Summer 2018 are now open! Applications will close on Friday 15 September 2017 at 23:59 (U.K Time).
Interview invites will be sent out from mid-August 2017, so be sure to submit your application early for a summer at the most magical place on Earth!
The Cultural Exchange Program provides international students the opportunity to spend their summer break from university working at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida, and truly experiencing the Disney Magic first-hand. Participants will have the opportunity to interact and share their culture with Guests from the United States and all over the world, learn important business philosophies and make lifelong friends.
Participants on this program will work in roles such as Attractions and Operations, Merchandise, Quick Service/Full Service Food and Beverage, Lifeguarding, Recreation, Custodial and Entertainment. In addition to the valuable skills gained through day-to-day responsibilities of the job, you could have the opportunity to network with Disney leaders and participate in special Cast Member activities while gaining real-world experience with one of the most admired entertainment companies in the world. What more could you want from a summer experience?
Check out what Reanne got up to on her Cultural Exchange Program over Summer 2016!
On this unique experience, you will work at the Walt Disney World® Resort on a J-1 Summer Work and Travel Visa. The Cultural Exchange Program runs from June - August each year, with an additional 30-day travel period upon completion of the program. This is at maximum a four-month experience, and candidates must exit the United States and return to their home country upon completion of the program.
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For more information about the Cultural Exchange Program, visit the Disney International Programs website.
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Participants on the Cultural Exchange Program will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience with on of the most admired entertainment companies in the world. Participants will expand their skills collaborating with Disney leaders while being immeresed in U.S. and international cultures. Best of all - participants will enjoy their school break working and living near Orlando, Florida - a vacation hotspot that is known for its sunny weather and fun activities.
To participate on the Cultural Exchange Program, participants must meet all of the following criteria:
The Yummy Jobs Team currently recruits for the Cultural Exchange Program in the following countries:
Applicants from Canada are kindly requested to apply directly on the Disney International Programs website
Participants on the Cultural Exchange Program will be required to submit the following fees that have been broken down into pre-arrival and post-arrival. Please note all fees are subject to change and may change without notice:
Please note all fees are subject to change and may change without notice.
One of the most unique aspects of the Disney International Programs is just how international they really are. Every day, you'll have the experience of living and working with cast members from all over the world.
There are four Disney International Housing complexes you could be housed at, each featuring amenities including fitness centers, transportation systems, swimming pools and computer labs – providing an exciting setting for you to build relationships and create lifelong memories. You can also participate in cast member events and scheduled activities in the housing complexes throughout your program. During your personal time, you'll even have the opportunity to visit Disney parks and explore everything that Orlando, Florida has to offer.
Whether you're assigned to a one, two, three or four-bedroom apartment, you'll share a bedroom with one or two Disney International Programs participants. Often, your roommate(s) will be from another country, allowing you to learn about other cultures as you share your own and make lifelong friends.
In order to make the living experience more convenient for you, housing costs are automatically deducted from participants' weekly paycheck. Participants will also help support the exclusive activities and events they'll get to attend throughout the program by contributing a one-time fee of $154.50 USD at the time of offer.
Please note, all dates are subject to change
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PROGRAM DATES: June 2018 - August 2018
PROGRAM DURATION: 2-3 months + 30-day travel period
ROLES AVAILABLE: Food and Beverage, Merchandise, Attractions, Lifeguarding, Character Performer, Character Attendant, Custodial, Costuming, Resort Services, Recreation
WAGE: $10.15 USD per hour
HOURS: Minimum of 32 hours per week / Average 38 - 45 hours per week
HOUSING: Participants will live in Disney International Housing - $99.00 USD - $126.00 USD rent per week
HIGHLIGHTS: Free entry into the Walt Disney World® theme parks, company discounts, sought after work experience, a summer break spent at the most magical place on Earth!