2018 Cohort dates

March 5-6
Interviews Conducted in Canada

May 14
LEI 4905 Resort & Destination Development and HFT 3253 Lodging Operations & Management courses begin online

June 28
Arrival in Gainesville, Florida; dormitory check-in

June 29
Orientation at the University of Florida; lectures and on-campus activities begin

July 7-8
Site visits in northern and central Florida

July 9
Arrival and check-in at Walt Disney World® Resort

July 11-12
Orientation at Walt Disney World Resort

July 13
Disney Traditions course*; first day of employment

August 10
Completion of Resort & Destination Development and Lodging Operations & Managementcourses

August 22 - December 10
LEI 4940 Internship in Leisure Services and LEI 4905 Disney International Exchange Course to be completed on the Disney campus and online

December 10
Project Presentations and Luncheon

December 20
Last Day of Disney Program and check-out day


*Disney Traditions is the program that introduces each new generation of cast members to the culture and heritage of the world-famous Disney organization. With a focus on the past, present, and future of Disney, Disney Traditions will help you recognize and appreciate the connections you have to the Disney story, the daily impact you can have on the quality of the Disney Show, and the role you can play in the company’s growth and success.