Defer a semester or year at UQ, or wait until post-graduation, and participate in the Disney International Program in Florida.

Spend five months to a year learning from a company that consistently sets trends in the entertainment and hospitality industries. Here, you'll gain valuable experience working directly with Disney leaders, create lifelong friendships with other cast members, and share your culture with people from across the globe.


This paid international work experience opportunity allows students the opportunity to learn from a company that consistently sets trends in the entertainment and hospitality industries.

  • Earn real-world experience that will stand out on a C.V
  • Learn business philosophies from a world-renowned company.
  • Live with and meet people from all over the globe.

Gain leadership, business, and customer service knowledge from seasoned professionals at Walt Disney World® Resort. No matter your area of study there's a role that matches your interests, skills, and goals. From Character Performers to Costuming and from Vacation Planners to Front Desk Officers.

Find a role within the Disney International Program that suits you. 


Program administration fees required upon application.

Accommodation is provided, at an additional cost, by the Disney Program.

As this is a paid internship experience, students are not eligible for Short-term Study Travel Grants. 


As the Disney International Program is a paid internship opportunity, participants are not eligible for coverage under the UQ Corporate Travel and Medical Insurance. Participants will be required to purchase medical coverage, approved by Disney, which meets their minimum requirements for coverage. Participants are also encouraged to purchase supplementary travel insurance for the duration of their program. 

Information Session

The Information Session being held in Semester 1, 2020 has been canceled. The next session is scheduled for Semester 2, 2020. Details will be announced at a later date. 


Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experience team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the host program for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

Applications must meet the additional criteria outlined in the 'Special Requirements' tab as well as meet Disney specific eligibility requirements. If you are a current UQ student, you must also apply to UQ Global Experiences, even if you intend to participate in the program after you've graduated. 

Successful applicants must be present for an information session and interview held in person. successful applicants will be notified via email of the information session time and location as well as their interview details. 

Students who are interested in finding out more about the Disney International Program are encouraged to come to the Disney International Program Information Session with Alumni Q&A (details to be announced shortly).  

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Special requirements

Current UQ students must apply through UQ Abroad to participate in the Disney International Program, even if they intend to have graduated before participating in the program. To be eligible to receive UQ Abroad support to participate in the Disney International Program, students will:

  • Meet the published global experience Short Term Global Experience eligibility criteria with the following exemptions to the following:
    • Students do not have to be currently enrolled and taking classes in a degree program at UQ. 
    • Students are not required to have a minimum of 2 units remaining in their degree program.
  • Meet the published eligibility criteria for the Disney International Program.
  • Students who have not yet graduated must have been enrolled, full-time (at least 6 units per semester) at UQ within the last 12 months (at the time of application).

As per Disney requirements, this program is only open to Australia or New Zealand Citizens.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: March 10
Host: May 18

Program Dates

Start: August 2020
End: January 2021

Fast Facts

Type: Internship
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
Credit: Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​