Walt Disney World Experience

Program participants will have the opportunity to work in front of the house or back of the house operations at Disney’s theme parks and resorts and obtain real-world experience working for a world-renowned entertainment company. This will be an once-in-a-lifetime experience where students will meet and work with people from all over the world and gain valuable experience for their career. Students will learn invaluable business practices from Disney leaders and develop and refine their skills in leadership, guest service, teamwork, and communications.


Disney International Program

Students will work 30 – 37.5 hours per week and be paid $11 USD per hour. (Slight variation in hourly pay rate varies by role assigned. Scheduled hours may increase when classes are not in session or during employee transition periods.) Participants will have the opportunity to work at any one of Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, resorts, or other recreational areas including the water parks, studios, and Disney Springs® locations.


Disney Total Rewards

UF Disney International Exchange Students also participate in the Disney Total Rewards Program. Here is a small peek into Total Rewards:

  • Complimentary admission to Walt Disney World® Resort theme parks

  • Discounts on select merchandise, dining, recreation, and resort accommodations at participating locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort

  • The chance to take part in special cast member events and activities, such as behind-the-scenes tours, sports leagues, volunteer activities, and sneak previews of attractions

  • The opportunity to attend exclusive events and activities including pool parties, trips to the beach, movie nights, and more


Work Opportunities

Participants will have the opportunity to work in the following roles:

  • Full-Service Food and Beverage

  • Lifeguard

  • Character Performer

  • Costuming*

  • Culinary*

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Role rotation

Role Rotation (If any of the following roles are assigned, students will rotate through two of them during the course of the program):

  • Quick Service Restaurant

  • Operations: Attractions OR Operations: Main Entrance

  • Merchandise