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Disney International College Program


Central Michigan University (CMU) is excited to announce a life-changing study abroad program at the place where dreams come true. This program is available to international students who attend universities with partnership agreements with CMU and Walt Disney World®.

Through the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Studies, the Center for Leisure Services is offering a new exciting program for international undergraduate students that will combine coursework and a paid internship at the Walt Di​sney World® Resort.

CMU has more than 35 years of experience sending its own students to Walt Disney World® Resort as well as issuing cre​dit to students from more th​an 200 other U.S. universities and colleges while participating in the Disney College Program.

The Program is a best-fit for undergraduate students who are studying Tourism, Leisure, Business, Hospitality, Communications, and/or Sports and Recreation.

Students enroll with CMU and go directly to the Walt Disney World Resort to participate in the J1 Academic Exchange Experience. The experience is designed for you to earn a certificate for 12-24 academic credits hours over 6-12 month program.​

"Thanks to my work at Disney, I can say​ I have friends all over the world."

Laura Monica Trevino Gonzalez, Mexico