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Disney College Program Applications Open for Fall 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 21, 2022) — University of Kentucky students looking to add some magic to their college experience can now apply online for Disney Professional Internships, the Disney Culinary Program or the Disney College Program for the fall of 2022. 

UK is a Top 20 recruitment campus for the Disney College Program. This program provides an unmatched living and learning experience that connects students with peers from all over the world. Through opportunities only available at the “happiest place on earth,” students can gain on-the-job experience and strengthen transferable skills such as networking, problem-solving, teamwork and effective communication. 

Freshmen through recent graduates (up to 24 months following graduation) are eligible to apply. Applications for a variety of programs, including the Disney Culinary Program and the major-specific Disney Professional Internships are available at These will remain open into March. 

For those considering applying, Disney is currently offering 30-minute general information sessions via Zoom. These sessions will allow students to learn more about the programs, ask questions and interact directly with Disney representatives. These general information sessions aim to provide student schedule flexibility and will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through the first week of March. Register now using the links below. 

Tuesdays (Feb. 15, Feb. 22 and March 1) at 10 a.m.

Wednesdays (Feb. 16, Feb. 23 and March 2) at 3 p.m.

Thursdays (Feb. 17, Feb. 24 and March 3) at 3 p.m.

Students are also welcome to direct questions to Disney’s support site.

If you would like to receive additional information on how to participate in these programs as a UK student, please contact the UK Experiential Education Program in the Stuckert Career Center (Office for Student Success) at

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