Program Summary

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE DISNEY CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM FOR SUMMER 2019! THIS PROGRAM WILL RE-OPEN IN JULY 2019 FOR SUMMER 2020.

Get ready to begin a rewarding adventure that could change your life!


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, whilst 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.
 
Not only that, living in the heart of Orlando for the summer provides endless opportunities for Cultural Exchange; program participants get to enjoy all the perks of Disney as a guest, and truly experience the magic first-hand!
 
 
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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 three-month experience, and candidates must exit the United States and return to their home country upon completion of the program.

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. What more could you want?

 

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 $225.00 USD at the time of offer (Disney Program Assessment Fee).

Stay Connected! Explore the Disney International Programs social networks and enjoy videos that provide a behind the scene look into all the Disney wonder.  Connect with Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and the Disney Internatinonal Programs Blog.

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For more information about the Cultural Exchange Program, please visit the following website:

  • Disney International Programs website

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:

  • Able to speak fluent English
  • At least 18 years of age at the time of applying
  • Have a valid passport
  • A student enrolled in an accredited, degree-issuing college or university, studying full-time towards an undergraduate degree
  • Entering second year of study or above for the academic year you are applying. Students can participate in the program immediately following the completion of undergraduate study
  • Be available for program dates between June - August​

THE YUMMY JOBS TEAM CURRENTLY RECRUITS FOR THE CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES:

  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Europe - Due to further eligibility requirements with some European Countries, please check with the Yummy Jobs Team before applying.

APPLICATION DATES

  • Applications for Summer 2019 are now closed.
  • Applicants are required to be available for the full program dates in order to be considered. The program runs from June - August each year. Program dates tbc for 2019.​

INTERVIEWING PROCESS

  • Successful applicants will be required to attend a pre-screen presentation and interview session with the Yummy Jobs Team in Essex, U.K. The pre-selection event will take place over the last week of September 2018.
  • Final face-to-face interviews with The Walt Disney World Resort take place in London in November.
Please note, all dates are subject to change

 

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Participants on the Cultural Exchange Program will be required to submit the following fees:

PRE-ARRIVAL FEES

  • Criminal Background Check Fee = £90.00 GBP
  • Disney Program Assessment Fee = $375.00 USD (includes first week of rent)
  • U.S. Embassy Appointment Fee = $160.00 USD
  • U.S. SEVIS Fee = $35.00 USD
  • Flights to the United States = Varies
  • Medical Insurance = $50.00 - $80.00 USD per month (approximately) - must be paid in one lump sum prior to arrival for the duration of your program dates.​

POST-ARRIVAL FEES

  • Weekly Accommodation Costs = $103.00 - $134.00 USD (automatic payroll deduction)
  • Additional supporting funds between $350.00 - $750.00 USD are recommended

 

Please note, all fees are subject to change and may change without notice. Prices stated above are correct for Summer 2019 arrivals.