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    Anyone out there in it? I'm seriously thinking about doing it, but I want to make sure I'm not wasting my time. I hear good things, and I want to get as many opinions as I can.

    Disney does a College program for college students, where you get to go down and live in special housing on the resort property. Its basically an internship, where you work at entry-level positions such as ride-operator, bellhop for the hotels, merchandise worker, and other similar positions. I will get to take classes down at the resort, so I won't be missing out on any of my business courses at school, and will be down there for seven months.

    Any input?
    The greatest poet of our time... may the bottle never stop flowing

    Fare thee well, gone away, there's nothing left to say
    With a Slainte Joe and Erin Go
    My love's in Amerikay
    The calling of the rosary, Spanish wine from far away
    I'm a free born man of the USA




    I'm not singing about the future
    I'm not dreaming of the past
    I'm not talking of the first time
    I never think about the last
    SHANE MACGOWAN

    Éireann go Brách
    (Ireland Forever)


    Right proudly high over Dublin Town they hung out the flag of war
    'Twas better to die 'neath an Irish sky than at Sulva or Sud El Bar
    And from the plains of Royal Meath strong men came hurrying through
    While Britannia's Huns, with their long range guns sailed in through the foggy dew

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    Re: College Program?

    Hi, kinisonlives, welcome to the boards! we all ready have a long discussion on the College Program here at:

    http://www.micechat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10779

    Hope this helps!

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    • #3
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      That is where I want to go to college.

      1. I'm obsessed with Disney.
      2. I'm going to college.
      3. Its in Orlando??!?!?
      4. - I'm there. -

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      • #4
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        i did it last fall and i can tell you i had the time of my life! i worked in a full service restuarant at the magic kingdom called liberty tree tavern, its the best food in the magic kingdom, or at least i think so. Yeah they do provide housing for you and take rent out of each weekly paycheck. how much you pay is determined by how many roomates you have. i had about six including myself and we payed at sixty nine dollars a week. you get free admission to all the parks, minus the water parks but normally there are discount tickets to the water parks. If you go down, don't go down expecting it to be a disney vacation. Alot of people expect this and are disppointed what they learn that are working there butts off, but do have a couple days off and then they leave the program. But even though you work your butt off, its so much fun at the same time. Just be sure to make contacts, make the most of the disney difference. Take some of the specail classes they hold during the four months you are there, i went to one that was made for halloween and we had a animator there show us some stuff that has never been shown before, or are rarely shown. They even had a class about how they made splash mountain but i couldnt make that one. I chose not to take classes because i was not guranteed credit by my college. plus that is what you do on your days off. but i had roomates who took classes. some of them liked it. others didn't. i guess its all up to you how you make your college program. but you have to go and at least try it if you are interested. You will make friends from literally all over the world. Its a life changing experiance.

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        • #5
          Re: College Program?

          Thanks!!!!!
          The greatest poet of our time... may the bottle never stop flowing

          Fare thee well, gone away, there's nothing left to say
          With a Slainte Joe and Erin Go
          My love's in Amerikay
          The calling of the rosary, Spanish wine from far away
          I'm a free born man of the USA




          I'm not singing about the future
          I'm not dreaming of the past
          I'm not talking of the first time
          I never think about the last
          SHANE MACGOWAN

          Éireann go Brách
          (Ireland Forever)


          Right proudly high over Dublin Town they hung out the flag of war
          'Twas better to die 'neath an Irish sky than at Sulva or Sud El Bar
          And from the plains of Royal Meath strong men came hurrying through
          While Britannia's Huns, with their long range guns sailed in through the foggy dew

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          • #6
            Re: College Program?

            Originally posted by WDWGirl View Post
            That is where I want to go to college.

            1. I'm obsessed with Disney.
            2. I'm going to college.
            3. Its in Orlando??!?!?
            4. - I'm there. -
            Well, it's only a one semester program - not an entire college or university.

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            • #7
              Re: College Program?

              there is a major university in orlando however. It's called University of Centeral Florida. not a bad school from what I have heard.

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              • #8
                Re: College Program?

                I was offered a place for June 2006-January 2007 but I had to turn it down. Still don't know if I regret it or not!
                November 1996. Surprise birthday trip

                April 1998

                April 2000

                November 2003

                February 2005

                November 2006. My 21st birthday trip to the Grand Floridian

                "I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse". Walt Disney

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                • #9
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                  i also have completed the program and had the best time every. My work area was great it was loike big family . i was down ther fall 05

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                  • #10
                    Re: College Program?

                    The CP is fantastic. Just make sure your school will accept the Disney credits towards your diploma. Not all schools will give you any credit at all for the CP. And don't go to the CP broke! You will NOT make much money on this program. If anything you'll run out of money your first month, though you will gain it all back a little more in the end. It's a learning experience, not a money-making experience.

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                    • #11
                      Re: College Program?

                      My school accepts credit, thats not a problem. I will have to take summer classes though [smilie=1,33,34].
                      The greatest poet of our time... may the bottle never stop flowing

                      Fare thee well, gone away, there's nothing left to say
                      With a Slainte Joe and Erin Go
                      My love's in Amerikay
                      The calling of the rosary, Spanish wine from far away
                      I'm a free born man of the USA




                      I'm not singing about the future
                      I'm not dreaming of the past
                      I'm not talking of the first time
                      I never think about the last
                      SHANE MACGOWAN

                      Éireann go Brách
                      (Ireland Forever)


                      Right proudly high over Dublin Town they hung out the flag of war
                      'Twas better to die 'neath an Irish sky than at Sulva or Sud El Bar
                      And from the plains of Royal Meath strong men came hurrying through
                      While Britannia's Huns, with their long range guns sailed in through the foggy dew

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                      • #12
                        Re: College Program?

                        Originally posted by kinisonlives View Post
                        Anyone out there in it? I'm seriously thinking about doing it, but I want to make sure I'm not wasting my time. I hear good things, and I want to get as many opinions as I can.

                        Disney does a College program for college students, where you get to go down and live in special housing on the resort property. Its basically an internship, where you work at entry-level positions such as ride-operator, bellhop for the hotels, merchandise worker, and other similar positions. I will get to take classes down at the resort, so I won't be missing out on any of my business courses at school, and will be down there for seven months.

                        Any input?
                        I LOVE the CP. I just got back from my 2nd CP in January, and already have gone back to Disney twice (once Jan 31-Feb 3 for a friend's birthday, and the next time is March 1-3 for Pirates and Princess party!!). I will also be going back to work this summer as seasonal. If you have any questions I can do my best to answer them.
                        Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 98- Port OrleansMarch 03- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 03- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 05- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 06- AS Sports (Solo Trip)May 24, 06 to Jan 5, 07- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 07- offsite (solo trip)March 1-3, 2007- Dad + Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 07- CP (CS)Aug 10-12, 07- GF/P&PMay 21-Aug 15, 08- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 08- AKLMarch 25-29, 09 (off-site)Aug 10, 09-Jan 2, 10- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (East)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL DreamJan 20-24, 2014: DCL MagicFeb 17/18, 2015 AS Music

                        Jan 12- Aug 5, 2005- Fantasyland Merchandise
                        May 24, 2006 to Jan 5, 2007- Character Attendant
                        May 16- Aug 10, 2007- Epcot WS Custodial/Seasonal CA
                        May 21- July 5, 2008: Casey's (QSFB); July 6-Aug 15, 2008: character attendant
                        Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010: Toy Story Mania
                        Jan 3-May 14, 2010: Great Movie Ride
                        May 16, 2010~ Fulltime

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