Applications close January 10, 2024

Apply now for both California and Florida destinations for the Summer/Fall 2024 full-term exchange.

Ever thought about working, studying and traveling, all at the same time?

Smile Kaur at the Disney International Program

“Studying abroad has helped me to better understand who I am. The privilege of getting to meet so many people from all cultural contexts has enhanced my interpersonal skills to thrive in any setting.”

Smiledeep (Smile) Kaur
Bachelor of Business Administration student
DIP 2023

The University of California, (UCR) Riverside, in partnership with CapU, offers an exciting Disney International Program (DIP), which includes academic coursework as well as supervised paid training at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida.


You will meet the minimum eligibility criteria if you:

  • Are studying in the Bachelor of Tourism ManagementTourism Management Coop Diploma or Bachelor of Business Administration. If you are in a different program at Cap and wish to explore your eligibility, please contact your school coordinator and studyabroad@capilanou.ca to inquire further.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.67 and are in good academic standing;
  • Are enrolled as a full-time student (9 credits) at CapU;
  • Have completed 24 credits before departure;
  • Plan to return for at least one major term (fall or spring) as a full-time student;
  • Must be 18 years old or older before departure; and
  • Have a passport that is valid for international travel six months past your return date.

How long is DIP?

The Disney International Program is a two-term program, spanning summer and fall terms. It starts in mid-June and ends in mid-December. 

Why apply and participate in DIP?

  • Receive academic recognition with 12.0 CapU credits and a Certificate in Applied Management for Hospitality and Tourism from The University of California (UCR), Riverside.
  • Gain hands-on work experience through supervised paid training at Walk Disney World® Resorts, a Fortune 100 Company, through the Disney College Program. 
  • Fulfill your internship requirement with this study abroad experience.
  • Travel and expand your intercultural competence and global networks. 

More information

The academic requirements, costs, and more can be found in the DIP 2024 program slides (pdf, subject to changes).

Questions about this program? Email us directly at studyabroad@capilanou.ca.

Step 1: CapU Exchange Application

Follow the Full Term Exchange application steps.

Step 2: CapU interview

Upon receiving your complete application with all requirements met, you will be invited for an interview by a CapU’s selection committee.

DIP 2024 interviews conducted by CapU’s Study Abroad Team are taking place in late January and early February.

Step 3: Letter of Nomination Acceptance and J-1 Program Application Form

If you are a selected candidate by CapU, you will receive a Letter of Nomination Acceptance and J-1 Program Application Form by email. In order to accept your nomination offer, you will be invited to submit:

  1. Study abroad fee of $375 (non-refundable);
  2. J-1 Program Application Form (completed), which you will receive alongside your Letter of Nomination Acceptance; and
  3. Signed Letter of Nomination Acceptance.

Please note that acceptance by CapU is only the first step in this process and, as such, does not guarantee your acceptance by UCR to the Disney International Program.

Step 4: Disney interview

If you are a selected candidate by Disney, you will be invited for an interview by a Disney and UCR selection committee. This is also your opportunity to ask more questions about the program.

Prior to the Disney interview, you may be asked by Disney and UCR representatives to bring additional documents.

DIP 2024 interviews conducted by Disney are taking place between mid-February and early March 2024.

Step 5: Disney/UCR Acceptance Package

If you are a selected candidate after the Disney interview, you will receive a Disney/UCR Acceptance Package, which you will be required to complete by a specific deadline.


Have questions?

Centre for International Experience

Study Abroad Office
604 990 7914
Library Building, room LB127