About this blog

This blog is all about my experiences on the Walt Disney World Cultural Exchange Program.

I’ve decided to write a blog to document my time on the program  but also I found it really useful to read other people’s blogs about the program before I applied, so I thought I’d do one of my own.

So if you’re interested please feel free to explore this blog or follow it via the WordPress button or by email!

About the program 

The Walt Disney World Cultural Exchange Program is an international program that Disney runs to spend your summer working in Disney World, Orlando with the aim of learning and sharing cultures.

To be eligible to participate for the program you have to meet these criteria:

  • Able to speak fluent English
  • At least 18 years of age at the time you submit your application
  • A student enrolled at university
  • Have completed a semester at the time you apply for the application (this means that for people from the UK you have to have completed your first year at university)

As part of the program you get to become a Disney Cast Member working in the Disney parks or hotels in Orlando doing one of these roles:

  • Character Attendant
  • Merchandise
  • Quick Service Food and Beverage
  • Full Service Food and Beverage
  • Character Performer
  • Custodial
  • Operations/attractions
  • Bell Services
  • Costuming
  • Lifeguard
  • Recreation
  • Housekeeping

For program participants you get to stay in the Disney housing with all the other people on the program from across the world!

This year for people in the UK there were two start dates: 5th June and the 19th June, both ending on the 31st August 2017.

For people from the UK, you apply through a recruitment company called Yummy Jobs and applications normally open sometime in July each year. Click the picture below to take you to the Yummy Jobs website:


For more information click the picture below to go to the Disney Careers website which tells you all about it:


Some other useful websites: