Originally Answered: Arriving at the Disney World College Program!
I would have to disagree with the previous answer. They do not accept just anyone. I completed the program in the fall of 2001, and then worked as a Campus Rep for 3 years afterward. My husband and I met on the program and we highly recommend it for college students! Now, to answer your questions:
*You do not have to bring bed linens, as they are provided. However, we recommend that you get your own. Theirs are like a hotel variety - scratchy and not very comfortable. I assumed you are flying in, so you'll want to get your set of Twin Sized sheets at Wal Mart. The busses they provide will take you there anytime you wish to go for groceries, supplies, etc... So just buy them there.
* You are typically paired with someone arriving around the same time you are. They like to pair students who have the same arrival and departure dates from the program. But of course, you do have a say and if it doesn't work out, you can request a room change.
*Always dress professionally to an interview. For guys, we recommend dress slacks and a button-up dress shirt. A tie is optional. You'll need professional attire while on your program as well for training, Traditions class and any Disney courses, should you choose to take any.
*I recommend you fly into Orlando the day befor your scheduled arrival date. Book a hotel room at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, which is located just across the street from Vista Way. Take Mears
Transportation from the MCO Airport to your hotel and the following day, simply check out and walk across the street.
*Your role, or employment will have nothing to do with how many people you bring with you. You can arrive with friendsor family or come by yoursel - it is completely up to you!
Be sure to visit: http://www.easybreezyplanning.com. Click on the College Program Logo. Also, feel free to email me directly at: [email protected]
I have a document which lists a pack list and tips for college program participants and would be happy to share it with you upon request.
Good luck and enjoy! The College Program is a blast!