Disney College and International Programs Suspended Until Further Notice Starting April 18

The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California officially confirmed that Disney College and International Programs will be suspended until further notice starting from April 18, 2020.


Here's the official announcement posted on the Facebook page of Disney Programs:

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to disrupt our daily lives, we continue to focus on the safety and well-being Of Our guests and Cast Members. At this time, Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts remain closed until further notice. The company has made the difficult decision to institute a temporary, short-term furlough for non-working executive, salaried, and hourly non-union Cast Members and ended the Disney College and International Programs earlier than expected.

In addition to these measures, we are also suspending our Other Disney Internships & Programs effective April 18. With this advanced notice, we are working with the participants in our Cultural Representative Program to help them return home by April 17. We will work with them on a case-by-case basis to help make travel arrangements. These participants will continue to be paid through April 18 and will receive a lump sum payment on April 9. In addition, Disney Program housing deductions will be waived immediately.

Additionally, we are saddened that we will not be able to welcome future Disney Internships & Program participants, who were due to arrive through early June. We will also be refunding their program fees. These decisions were not made lightly and we are encouraging all participants to keep us in mind should they want to experience Our Disney Programs in the future.

Our Cultural Representatives will be invited back to complete their program and for all Programs, we will amend our eligibility requirements, so that those who have already been accepted will be able to reapply when the time is right, even if they have already graduated.
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