Program Overview

The University of Florida’s Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute (EFTI) and Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management (THEM) in conjunction with Walt Disney World Resort (WDW) are offering a six-month academic exchange experience program for international students enrolled in tourism, hospitality, marketing, business or other related fields at UF’s international partner universities in Canada.


Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World Resort offers a multitude of opportunities for tourism and hospitality industry experience. Covering 40 square miles, Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts are some of the world’s most visited and beloved destination. The Resort has 73,000 employees making it the largest single-site employer in the United States.

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department of tHEM

With 10 faculty members, four research centers, and hundreds of publications every year, the Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management at UF offers the highest quality of education to prepare for management and leadership positions inside and outside of the travel and tourism industry.

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University of florida

In the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, the University of Florida has kept his leadership as the first Florida school to break into the list of Top 10 public universities, rising from previous year to No. 7. Students have the opportunity to become part of the Gator Nation and experience student life at the University of Florida before traveling to Walt Disney World.