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Disney College Program

The Disney College Program offers options for students and recent graduates to live and learn at Disney World and Disney Land Resorts. You may opt to be a part-time student at App State by earning academic credit while at Disney. It is also possible to participate in the Disney College Program after graduation. Recent graduates can apply for consideration to the Disney College Program up to one year after they graduate. You can also check out Disney’s professional internships website for more opportunities.

Recruiting and selection take place the semester before departure. Students must complete an on-line application on the Disney College Program website. Applications go live for the fall and fall advantage programs in early January and mid August for the spring and spring advantage programs.

Per Appalachian State University policy, second semester Freshmen and first semester transfer students are not allowed to participate in the Disney College Program. Make plans to apply and participate with Disney later in your course of study.

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Meet Some of our Disneyneers

Use the arrows to the left or right to scroll through all of our fantastic students!

Noelle Roberson

My name is Noelle Roberson, and my major is Hospitality and Tourism Management. As part of the Disney College Program, I’m living in Disney provided apartments less than 10 minutes from Walt Disney World. I’m a Lifeguard at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort, and it is honestly such a rewarding job. I get to see the Epcot fireworks every night, and I get to interact with guests in a unique way! This has meant so much to me; I’ve been coming to Disney World since I was 5 years old, so the Disney College Program has been a lifelong dream of mine! If you’re even slightly considering applying, I would say to just go for it!

Sallie Jones

Working at the 50s Prime Time Cafe in Hollywood Studios has been an incredibly enriching experience, immersing me in a world of nostalgia and whimsy. The restaurant’s theme transports guests back to the 1950s, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere reminiscent of a family reunion at “Mom’s” house. We affectionately refer to everyone as cousins or kiddos, adding a personal touch to the dining experience. As a seater, my role involves more than just guiding guests to their tables; it’s about creating memorable moments and engaging with the restaurant’s unique theme. We playfully enforce “house rules,” reminding guests to eat their vegetables or risk a humorous scolding from “family members” like Uncle Alan, Cousin Whitney, or Cousin Tiffany. We also encourage guests to put away their “walkie-talkies” (cell phones) and embrace the simplicity of table manners, such as no elbows on the table.


Take a look at our student help sheet for more information about the Disney College Program. For general questions about your Disney Internship Application, schedule an appointment in Handshake. To request an appointment to discuss logistics for earning App State credit while at Disney, send your availability to Les Miller at

Seasons for entry-level internships

  • Spring (spring semester)
  • Spring Advantage (spring and summer)
  • Fall (fall semester)
  • Fall Advantage (fall and summer)