The Disney College Program was suspended back at the beginning of the park closures. Students were sent home early unsure of when the program would resume. Disney has just released more information regarding the College Program. Read on to learn more!
Back in June we reported that there still was no new information on when the Disney College Program would resume. Read that full article HERE.
Disney College Program
When you join the Disney College Program you become part of the magic. As part of the program you gain valuable, on-the-job experience. You get to work in the parks and resorts while participating in college coursework.
You can also meet people from all over the world. This is a five-to-seven month program. You are able to network with leaders, participate in career and personal development classes, and build skills like teamwork, problem-solving, guest service and effective communication.
Disney College Program Suspended
Disney Internship and Programs recently sent out an email to participants:
As you may have heard, Walt Disney World Resort is in the process of welcoming Guests back to our parks and resorts in the coming weeks as part of a phased and deliberate approach with the well-being and safety of Guests and cast members at the forefront of our planning.
We continue to act on the guidance of government and health agencies and make decisions based on their input. With that, we wanted to share and update about our Disney College Program.
We are still in the early phase of reopening process. Many of the buildings with the Disney housing complex have remained closed and we have not yet determined when we will reopen them.
With that in mind, we have made the difficult decision to continue to suspend our Disney College Program until further notice. We regretfully need to advise you that our offer of employment to you is withdrawn. Please be assured that we will refund your program fees.
We understand this is not the news you were hoping to hear and we want to assure you this decision was not made lightly. We are committed to our Disney Programs and plan to resume in the future, when the time is right. Knowing that some of you may still want to experience our Disney Programs late, we are amending our eligibility requirements, so that those who have recently graduated will be able to re-apply.
If you would be interested in a future program please let us know by completing the information on the link provided and we will keep you updated on a future opportunity.
We greatly appreciate your passion for Disney and interest in the Disney College Program and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome back our College Program participants in the future.
Disney Programs Tweet
Disney Programs tweeted the message they sent to participants at both Disney World and Disneyland. Below you will find the tweet.
It is sad to see the Disney College Program continue to be suspended. Our hearts go out to all individuals who were looking forward to participate in this program.