Part of what makes the Disney Program experience so unique is the education component. While on your Program, you may take part in several learning activities you won't find anywhere else! Even the work component of the internship has been recommended for credit by American Council on Education.
Our education program is designed to give you a comprehensive, experiential learning opportunity that will provide an unparalleled enhancement to your academic and professional careers.
College Program & Culinary Program
Participation in educational offerings is not required but highly encouraged. Please talk with your faculty and advisors to discuss any requirements they may have for your participation in the available educational offerings.
Depending on your visa type, you will be required to participate in an educational offering during your program, Please check with your home school, university, or institution on your specific requirements.
The American Council on Education
ACE (American Council on Education) is the major coordinating body for nearly 1,800 of the nation's colleges and universities. They are the only major higher education association to represent all types of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions: two-year and four-year, public and private. To learn more about ACE, please visit http://www.acenet.edu.
Getting College Credit
Talk to your school or university about your credit options. Talk to your advisor about credit options for your participation in the program. Students usually earn college credit for the Disney College Program in one of two ways:
- Many departments within a college or university have internship courses that allow you to earn credit for internship experiences. Although they often require you to be a junior or senior, our program may meet the requirements for your major's internship course.
- Many schools offer online coursework, independent study or distance-learning options. Dedicated study time is available for those participants taking online classes, called Independent Study Hall. To learn more about this, please visit What is Independent Study Hall and how do I enroll?.
Internship Documentation Requirements
Credit for participation on the Disney College, Culinary & International Programs is determined by your college or university. Please check with your faculty and/or advisors regarding potential credit options.
Changes have recently been made to streamline the process for schools requesting completion of internship approval forms and/or articulation agreements. If your school falls into this category and you’d like to learn more information, feel free to contact us with specific requests.
As an additional learning resource for our Disney College Program students, the Programs Office provides proctoring assistance for any student participating in online courses or registered for Independent Study Hall. Proctoring services are available Monday-Friday in Apprentice Hall at Flamingo Crossing Village. Click here for more information.