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University of California, Riverside - Disney International Programs

Earn a Certificate in Hospitality & Tourism Management, or a Certificate in Management from the University of California, Riverside (UCR)! 

Disney 3 Grads

Course work (traditional and online formats), site visits, and paid work experience transfer to Douglas College as BUSN, MARK and HOSP credits - up to 9 credits! See TABLE.


Positions available at Walt Disney World® Resort include,

  • Lifeguard
  • Costuming
  • Character Performer
  • Quick Service Food & Beverage
  • Merchandise
  • Attractions

2019 Program Dates:

  • June 22 - Arrival Day at UCR campus. Free shuttle bus from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) that day.
  • June 24 to July 5 - Orientation and academic course work at UCR
  • July 7 - Overnight flight from LAX to Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • July 8 - Arrival at Walt Disney World® Resorts. Check in housing.
  • July 9 - Course work, and full-time, supervised, paid academic training begins
  • December 19 (to be confirmed) - End of program. Students depart Walt Disney World® Resorts.

Program Information 

  • See UCR's presentation for all the details!
  • Note that Canadian and U.S. students accepted to the program need not apply for the J-1 Visa nor attend an interview at the U.S. Consulate General Office in advance of leaving for the program.
  • Canadians will be interviewed at the U.S. port of entry instead.


  • Download a fillable application form.
  • Application deadline for in-person interview opportunity:  Mon. Jan. 7
  • Application deadline for on-line interview opportunity:  Thurs. Jan. 31

Upcoming Information Sessions*

Coming to the last two sessions to be held before the Jan. 31st application deadline!

Mon. Jan. 14
Coquitlam Campus
Room A1150

Wed. Jan. 16
Coquitlam Campus
Room A1150

*Attending an information session is an eligibility requirement.

International Programs Scholarship

Douglas College students may be eligible for:

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Disney UCR

Contact Us

Karen Ng, Global Engagement
Room S2805, New Westminster Campus
Tel.:  604-527-5844