Written for Glide
By Maria Baker
1. International College Program (ICP) – This summer you can work at the happiest place on earth with the Disney international college program! There are a number of sub-roles you can pick from starting with the list below;
i) Academic Exchange program (To see for further information on this program click here: http://www.yummyjobs.com/work/academic-exchange-program) – If you’re currently enrolled in an eligible university that has been signed with an American university (see list here http://ip.disneycareers.com/en/academic-exchange-program/eligibility/ ) you can sign up to be an intern and be chosen to do roles such as merchandise, attraction, culinary and many more. What more, you get paid to do the job you enjoy, working at your favourite ride or cooking up your favourite meal, what more can you ask for, right?
ii) Cultural Exchange program (To see for further information on this program click here: http://www.yummyjobs.com/work/disneyculturalexchangeprogram) – For those who are not eligible for the Academic exchange or would like to do something different, there is the Cultural exchange or representative programs. For this particular program you get to share your culture at the Disney park to all the US and international guests. Again, you get the opportunity for roles such as Operations, entertainment and lifeguarding etc. Still not convinced? Go watch this video from the Disney international program of a cast member who has had her amazing experience with the program; https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLOChAte7pF0rKo1B-zEkcqp9CN4w-i3EL&feature=player_embedded&v=Zi6OTOZaS8w
iii) Cultural Representative program (To see for further information on this program click here: http://www.yummyjobs.com/work/disneyculturalrepresentativeprogram) – Very much like the program in the previous point, where you get the opportunity to share your culture with guests from around the world! With this one in particular, if you love Epcot you’ve come to the right program as this is where you would be placed. You would be placed at the UK pavilion to demonstrate your culture. You must authentically represent the country to qualify. This is a special program, as unlike the two other programs you are able to do during the summer, this one has a much longer working time. It varies but the time they say you should expect your stay is 12 months. And a 12 months experience in the most magical place on earth is certainly worth it.