Sunday, June 14, 2009
The Background Stuff
This is the guy who just hired me.
And in 6 months time, this will be my new home. Far, far away from Australia where I have lived for my entire life.
On the 22nd of May, 2009, I got accepted into the Walt Disney World International College Program (which will, from here on in, be referred to as WDWICP).
Since that date I have been trawling the internet searching for all the information I can about the program, specifically, blogs and vlogs of people who are there, or have been there recently, who can answer my questions and tell me what it's all about.
My searches have proved (mainly) fruitless. There are a lot of blogs out there on the program, but a lot of them don't provide much information, are really old, or are not regularly updated. Many of the vlogs are really, really boring (no offense guys), and there are hardly any that are made by international college programmers.
On that note, I decided to create my own blog, ranging from acceptance to my homecoming, that includes photos, stories and resources, and gives readers a chance to ask questions. In short, I want to make this the resource that I could not find, as well as being an outlet to keep up with my friends and family and brag about the awesome time that I'm going to be having!
Due to the fact that I have not actually left yet (I leave in Jan, 2010), posts may be few and far between until I actually arrive in sunny Florida, however I will do some posts on the application process and what to expect once you have been accepted.
While I wait anxiously for more information and my specific arrival date, I have been killing time by watching these two users on youtube:
JohnWDWCP - An amazingly funny vlogger who has just, I believe, ended his college program experience. He's an American so some of the information in his initial vlogs don't exactly apply to me or other internationals, but most of the stuff he talks about is the same stuff we will be experiencing. His vlog is really addictive, I watched all of them in 2 nights (and did no homework in the process), so make sure you have a lot of time when you sit down and watch.
kevkc - This blog is great for other internationals, because Kevin is from Ireland and so goes through a similar process that we do when it comes to applying and getting ready to depart. He is also very funny and has some great tips (I especially recommend watching his video 'Kevin's Top Seven').
If you are going (or even just considering applying) I highly recommenced you watch some, if not all, the vlogs by these guys, I started watching them while i was just considering applying, and they definitely gave me a lot of the information I needed to make my final decision.
Next blog I will write about the steps I had to take for the application process, provide the link for all other Aussies and New Zealanders who want to apply, and answer any questions if I happen to already have some, which I doubt.
If you do have a question, just comment below!
Until next time, have a magical day!