The information below is for programs offered in Winter 2019. Winter 2020 program details will be updated as they become available from the host. Please do not apply to UQ until the updated Winter 2020 information is available and updated.

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.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.

Information Session

Disney representative, Joseph Iglecia-Shcoll, will be on campus to talk more about the Disney International Program in semester 2, 2019.

Students interested in learning more about the program, and those invited to an interview for the August 2019 intake are invited to attend:

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 September 2019. 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).

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Applications for this program have closed

Program Dates

Start: January 2020
End: July 2020

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.​