As Disney International have recently visited our campus recruiting Victoria students and graduates, here is feedback from a Vic Alumni who is currently enjoying this magical experience at the Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, USA:
” The Disney International College Programme is a great experience. Company housing is provided as are numerous classes and education offerings that you can take if you wish to (as a New Zealander they are not compulsory). We work at one of the four parks, two water parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports, or one of over 20 resort hotels. The Disney International Programme website has a great description of the job roles available and if you choose a 12 month programme you can choose two roles and switch at the half way stage. Roles include Merchandise, Attractions, Resort Front Desk, Resort Bell Services, Custodial, Lifeguard, Costuming, Entertainment (dress up as a character), Food & Beverage, Full Service Dining, Vacation Planner, Character Attendant, and more.
The Disney International College Programme has pros and cons and ups and downs just like any other programme but it is a great way to learn not just about the Disney Company but other cultures and challenges that you are less likely to face at home. You will meet people from all over the world and you will also learn what it is like to work and live in the USA. If you are not sure what you want to do after university, or if you have the chance to take a trimester off and continue your studies on your return then the Disney International College Programme is a lot of fun, imagine having the Magic Kingdom as your after work playground? Did I mention we get free tickets?
I would recommend googling the programme and contacting STB Travel with any questions you have. There is a lot of information available and there is no rush to make a decision. The Visa process and documentation required to participate in the programme is also long but worth it if this is what you want to do. It is a once in a lifetime experience and I wouldn’t change my decision to come here for the world.”
She shares more of her experiences at Mickey’s Jammin Jungle Parade