hi bieberlove :happy:
Are you opposed to the International Programs?
Since you live outside the US, you could do the International College Program or the Cultural Representative Program. Here is some info on these programs specifically for Canada: https://www.disneyinternationalprograms.com/gate_canada.html
If you did the International College Program, you have 2 options: Summer Work Experience or Academic Exchange Experience.
Summer Work Experience sounds like the US College Program, except that it’s 4 months long (rather than 6 or 9) and it’s over your summer break rather than during the school year. Your role options would be Operations, Merchandise, Quick Service Food & Beverage, Lifeguard, or Entertainment.
For the Academic Exchange Experience, it’s 6 to 12 months and you would take classes and get academic credit from US host universities. Roles here include Resort Hospitality/Front Desk, Concierge, Lifeguard, Character Performer, Culinary, Merchandise, Operations, or Quick Service F&B. For Merchandise, Operations, or Quick Service, you would rotate between 2 of those roles.
The International CP and Cultural Rep Program sound pretty awesome, and pretty similar to the US CP except for the length of the program and some role options. Maybe keep those programs in mind - then you could go to college wherever you want, you wouldn’t [I]have[/I] to go to school in the US just for a few months of working at Disney.
Hope this helps! I’m by no means an International Programs expert, but if you have any questions about the CP in general, let me know! :happy:
ps. I didn’t take any Collegiate Courses - I did the Disney Exploration Series, which is not for credit. I took Exploring Guest Service and Exploring Leadership.