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Disney Cultural Exchange Program

Disney Cultural Exchange Program

disney1Imagine the excitement of living, learning, and working at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.!

Disney is pausing the recruitment. Please stay tuned for further arrangement.

Now you can make your dream a reality by becoming a part of the Walt Disney World Cultural Exchange Program. This opportunity can open many doors, offer many possibilities, and provide an extremely professional atmosphere to grow. Plus, you'll have an unforgettable time along the way! As a participant, you will have the incredible opportunity to:

  • Discover firsthand why Disney's high standards for guest service and company philosophy make it a world leader in the industry.
  • Gain invaluable hands-on experience while working at the Walt Disney World® Resort
  • Acquire professional and personal skills to enhance your career.
  • Interact with Guests from all over the world.
  • Live in a multicultural environment with other program participants and make lasting friendships.

You can now spend your summer break working at the Walt Disney World® Resort and experiencing the Disney magic. You may also have the opportunity to interact with guests from all over the world, learn important business philosophies and make lifelong friends.

For enquiries Please contact Office of Student Affairs - Career Advising Services: Ms Sara Chow on 2616-7404.


Working & Living

Location: Disney World Resort - Orlando, Florida, USA

IlluminationEvery role at the Walt Disney World® Resort is important. There are many different working experiences offered to our Disney Cultural Exchange Program Cast Members, and each provides unique and diverse learning experiences. From costumes to role responsibilities, participants will find that no two jobs are the same. However, all program participants will have the opportunity to develop their communication and problem-solving skills, and also work on their confidence and self-reliance. 

Positions: Quick Service Food & Beverage, Merchandise, Attractions, Custodial, Character Performer, Costuming, Full Service Food & Beverage, Lifeguard, Recreation, Character Attendant

Note: All positions are frontline positions, involving in selling, operating cash registers, greeting park visitors, store operations, stocking, cleaning and maintenance work. No back office duties. Some of the positions require you to work outdoor under the sun with no air-conditioning. All positions require you to work shifts and also on public holidays depending on operational needs.  While you will have a 5-day work week, your day offs will vary from week to week.

We advise all applicants to visit the Disney International Programs official website and study the role descriptions carefully before submitting your application.

Work period:  (Please stay tuned for further arrangement.)

Pay rate (for 2020):  US$11.00 per hour. Receive weekly paycheck. Guarantee minimum 30 hours per week.

Disney Education:

Disney UniversityDisney International Programs participants have the opportunity to learn from experienced Disney professionals. Students can also take advantage of valuable resources at the Cast Service Centers or Disney Learning Centers, which are self-directed career resource centers located throughout the Walt Disney World® Resort, including one at the Vista Way apartments.

partyDisney established these centers to provide all Walt Disney World® Cast Members access to the tools they need for ongoing career development. These centers have become a staple of the Disney International Programs learning experience. Each location is staffed to offer hands-on assistance when needed. Lingnan students on the Program are highly encouraged to make use of these valuable resources to deepen your knowledge, learn new cultures and languages and seek career advice on career preparation and CV writing.



Subsidy to Lingnan University students

Students who are being offered a place by the Disney Group in this Cultural Exchange Programme will be entitled to a subsidy of HK$8,000 from the Office of Student Affairs on condition that he/she is:Mirth Gang

  • a full-time non-final year student from UGC-funded degree programmes; and
  • with satisfactory CGPA - normally above 2.0; and
  • has no outstanding payment with the University, e.g., tuition fees, hostel fees or library fines

The recipient of the HK$8,000 subsidy must complete the Disney Cultural Exchange Program in FULL - meaning no early departure and late arrival. If the work period specified is incomplete, the Office of Student Affairs has the sole discretion to demand the return of the full subsidy amount from the recipient. 


Download_application Download: Application for Undergraduate Students with No Disney experience in the USA. (Please stay tuned for further arrangement.)
Apply by email Current undergraduate students (including FINAL YEAR UG students) who are alumni of the Disney Cultural Exchange Program  - please apply by sending your one-page CV, recent photo, Disney Perner Number and your program dates via email to: [email protected] 



The Disney Experience - Lingnan participants:

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