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Old 08-22-2009, 07:30 PM   #451
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My DD has only been in the Disney CP for about 2 weeks now, and already one roommate went home and two more are contemplating it? Almost everyone she knows is homesick and regrets applying now. Is this norm? DD says she is sticking it out, but is disappointed to be losing some new friends.
My DD is 2 1/2 months into her CP and has lost only one roommate to homesickness. But this was her room mate's first time away from home and she had not ever been to WDW either. My DD just had her first bout of homesickness this last week which I expected sooner as she's 3000 miles away from home. I don't know that all students understand that they are working for a major corporation that just happens to be Disney. They work hard but as my DD says, she's learning so much and classes haven't even started yet. I think this program tests one's work ethic and one's ability to work with different personalities as well as serving so many different guests. Congrats to your DD for making the commitment to hang in there.
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:44 PM   #452
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My DD has only been in the Disney CP for about 2 weeks now, and already one roommate went home and two more are contemplating it? Almost everyone she knows is homesick and regrets applying now. Is this norm? DD says she is sticking it out, but is disappointed to be losing some new friends.
I think it really depends on the person. Over my 4 full programs, only one of my roomies left to go home.

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Is it true they changed the check-in to a 2 day procedure now, Traditions being on the second day?
Check-in now is a 1-day process. Everything that happened on Day 2 now happens on Day 1 (finding out work locations, ect). I like it much better this way. And Traditions is usually on Day 3.
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:49 PM   #453
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What do the students do on day 2 if all the check is in done on Day 1 and Traditions is day 3?
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:19 PM   #454
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What do the students do on day 2 if all the check is in done on Day 1 and Traditions is day 3?
Nothing (although, I suppose if you got to check in late on Day 1, you might do some of the stuff on Day 2 instead). I took care of some of my shopping on Day 2.
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What do the students do on day 2 if all the check is in done on Day 1 and Traditions is day 3?
You have that very important roommate meeting and hash all that out before problems arise. Ours took nearly 3 hours.
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:43 PM   #456
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None of my daughters roommates are talking about leaving but they are all having trouble getting along. I told my daughter it's early days, learn how to live with different personalities and you can add that to your list of job related benefits. Other than that she is loving it and taking full advantage of all that is offered.....already booked to visit in Oct!
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Old 09-05-2009, 12:56 PM   #457
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None of my daughters roommates are talking about leaving but they are all having trouble getting along. I told my daughter it's early days, learn how to live with different personalities and you can add that to your list of job related benefits. Other than that she is loving it and taking full advantage of all that is offered.....already booked to visit in Oct!
My daughter and her roommates are now loving the program. She is really fortunate to room with a great group of girls. Out of 8, so far only one left due to receiving a full ride scholarship to her college. Some of the others are homesick, but decided to stick it out and are now having a ball. They don't want to leave the program, but say they will be ready to go when it is over. It will be interesting to see how it all pans out over the next couple of months?
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My daughter and her roommates are now loving the program. She is really fortunate to room with a great group of girls. Out of 8, so far only one left due to receiving a full ride scholarship to her college. Some of the others are homesick, but decided to stick it out and are now having a ball. They don't want to leave the program, but say they will be ready to go when it is over. It will be interesting to see how it all pans out over the next couple of months?
My daughter is also living in a 4 bdrm. 2 have left, one for medical reasons and the other because of extreme homesickness (first time to away from home and to WDW). They gained a girl from Shanghai. Everyone gets along. They have rallied to help each other out. One interesting thing, my DD's BFF thought she really wanted to work at WDW, and now she realizes that Florida would be a long way from Southern California and home. But isn't that one of the reasons they have this experience. My DD has learned so much since June about people and work. She can't wait for the Disney classes to start.
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:58 PM   #459
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My daughter is also living in a 4 bdrm. 2 have left, one for medical reasons and the other because of extreme homesickness (first time to away from home and to WDW). They gained a girl from Shanghai. Everyone gets along. They have rallied to help each other out. One interesting thing, my DD's BFF thought she really wanted to work at WDW, and now she realizes that Florida would be a long way from Southern California and home. But isn't that one of the reasons they have this experience. My DD has learned so much since June about people and work. She can't wait for the Disney classes to start.
That is neat the girls can help each other out. So. CA is a long way from Florida. We are from No. CA, so we can definitely relate. I wish I could afford to see my DD more often.
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:16 PM   #460
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That is neat the girls can help each other out. So. CA is a long way from Florida. We are from No. CA, so we can definitely relate. I wish I could afford to see my DD more often.
This was suppose to be our year not to go to WDW, but my youngest was accepted. Thank goodness for our DVC and good airfare deals.
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:57 PM   #461
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Anyone else have a child in the program that is completely miserable???? I feel bad,.....
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:42 PM   #462
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Anyone else have a child in the program that is completely miserable???? I feel bad,.....
Is your child miserable? Somewhere back a few pages, there was a post that referenced Lee Cockerell's blog and his letter to CPs. One of the CP or college DISers posted it and I forwarded it to my DD. He also had a later blog entry that she sent back to me that she said really helped her.

http://www.leecockerell.com/blog/ind...-Your-Promises

I say my DD loves it now, but even she will admit that the first month was hard work and a learning experience for her. She started in June, so she's been at it for 3 months. My youngest DD is our homebody and WDW CP is a big step for her. She's had some rough spots and being 3000 miles away certainly was hard for both of us.

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Anyone else have a child in the program that is completely miserable???? I feel bad,.....
My DD isn't miserable- now that she is over the homesick part. I think she is having the time of her life. On her days off- she manages to always do something fun like go to the beach, etc... With that said she does not like her hours (very grueling), but I guess that is why she got hired- to work her tail off. I think she is learning a great deal about responsibility from the program. It is good for her to learn to not have mom or dad bail her out all the time. She keeps telling my DH how much she misses his cooking, and let me tell you- his head is swollen now!
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:01 PM   #464
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Daughter considering Spring 2010 CP

I've been reading around on the CP Board, but can't seem to find out what I need to know. I hope someone can help us!!

Our situation:

My DD20 just completed her Associates Degree in Music at the local community college this summer. This fall she couldn't decide what to do, so she didn't enroll anywhere. After some career testing/counseling, she had decided to go on to a four year school in the spring to continue her education. However, when we contacted a couple of the schools she was interested in, they said their scholarship money wouldn't be available for spring - she would have to wait until fall (for the department scholarships - not Phi Theta Kappa, etc.)

So, she has now decided to apply for the Spring 2010 CP at WDW. (Very weird, that she and I thought of it on the same day, unbeknownst to the other!) From what I can gather, you have to be enrolled either FT or PT to enroll in the CP. And it's too late to apply for full term fall semester courses.

Our questions:

1. Would she be eligible to apply for Spring 2010 CP if she enrolled in a Term II Internet Class at the community college (which begins Oct. 8)?

2. Does she have to be enrolled anywhere for Spring 2010 (college wise) or can she wait until Fall 2010 to continue her studies at a new college?

I know our situation is convoluted - please let me know if I need to clarify anything! Any help anyone could give us would be most appreciated!!
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I'm not the most qualified person to answer this, but i'm pretty sure that you just have to be enrolled during the time of application. so if she just enrolled in some term II internet courses at a CC and applied while she was enrolled, that should be fine.
the website does say "Those who have taken college courses, but are currently taking "time off" from school are not eligible to apply." but if she did enroll in a class she should be fine since it also says "Students must be currently enrolled and taking classes in an accredited college or university in the United States and have completed at least one semester."

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