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    Mum and ad have agreed to let me do the disney summer exchange program in between college and university;
    http://www.disneyinternationalprograms.com/summer.html

    Does anyone know anyone who's done this, or anyone whos actually done it themselves?

    It sounds ideal for me and will look good on a CV!

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    Ooooh! No, I don't know anything about it at all, but I am so pleased they've given their consent! You'll have to look into it and tell us all about it!






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    Well... I know this much;

    you pay for your flights, and accomodation and groceries, get to do work in WDW, 30 hours a week, and then for the rest of the time you're free to do whatever you like, you get free entrance to the parks, and also free use of disney shuttle buses.

    You pay something like $80 a week for accomodation and they put you up in one of three places that is made just for the job experience programs. You share a room with someone and you're in a dorm-room type situation.

    The max you can do it for is for 3 months (90 days) So I was planning on doing it for a month or two in between college and Uni.

    I have to apply the year before I want to go, so I'll apply next year.

    Aunty tink... You have to PROMISE me that if I end up doing it, you'll come to WDW for a day to come and see me LOL!!
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    LOL! We'll surely have to see what can be arranged. :D

    That short of a time? I thought it was for a year!

    One of the places they have accommodation for students is Little Lake Bryan over by the Mary Queen of the Universe Shrine and Premium Outlets.






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    cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooool

    I wish I was the other sort of Doctor , you know with a Tardis and all then I could go back and do this sort of thing

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    Hang on there's a website out there run by people who've done this. Back in a tick.

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    Here you go, gives you the good, bad and ugly of it all.

    http://www.wdwip.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh.p., post: 50434
    Mum and ad have agreed to let me do the disney summer exchange program in between college and university;
    That's exciting news. :)
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    Great news, Josh!

    Just remember, you'll be the lowest on the totem pole, so work won't necessarily be interesting.

    But the entire experience could be incredible!

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    Learning any new position can be interesting for the short term, learning of it. You may be thrilled that you won't have to do the job for the rest of your life, but making the learning of new skills, regardless of what they are, the primary factor is the key to a strong work ethic.

    My brother once found himself cleaning office buildings for the county. Believe it or not, it was a politically appointed job! He couldn't find a position anywhere else, so a local pol found him that one for the short term. My Da ran into the pol a bit later and he told my Da that my brother was the BEST cleaner in the building. I've used that as my measure for my employees. If they can't "clean the floors" with all they've got, then I don't want them doing the higher level skilled jobs.

    Hope that makes a bit of sense!






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