Hi everyone and to a Disney College Program Pre-Trip Report! Thanks for joining me on this adventure!!!!!! So, here are a few introductions: Who: Me, Deva (pronounced Dayva), an almost 20 year old (I'll be 20 on Sep. 25th) Music Education major at Eastern Michigan University! Why: I have wanted to work for Disney since I came out of the womb...and I'm not joking I have always loved Disney; my obsession started when I saw The Little Mermaid for the first time when I was 4! I remember my mom bought me the movie a month before we went to Disney World for the first time, and I was instantly hooked! I went to Disney World for the first time in 1996, and ever since, all I've wanted to do is work for the Mouse! In my senior year of high school I decided for sure that I wanted to do the CP, and at that point (April 2010), I had planned on applying for the Fall 2010 DCP. Unfortunately, things changed Fast forward to June of 2010 and I had moved to Kansas City, Missouri to go to community college and live with my grandparents. I went to Maplewoods Community College for a year, and in June of 2011 I decided to move back to my home state of Michigan and attend EMU. In September of 2011 I was starting my first semester at EMU, and I was loving life! I felt like I was finally where I was supposed to be! I knew that I wanted to do the DCP, but I wasn't quite sure when. In December of 2011 I went to the DCP presentation on my college campus and met one of my DCP friends, Nicole. She has done two DCP's and is now a campus rep. She answered most of my questions, and I decided to apply for the Fall 2012 DCP. Fast forward to the week before apps come out, and I had to sign up for my winter classes. I went and saw my counseler, and after a long talk, and a few tears shed, I had to put my dreams on hold. Basically, at that point in time, I still had three-four semesters of general classes before I could start my music ed program, and at that point I was still a nursing major. Needless to say, I decided that it just wasn't the right time for me to do the DCP. Fast forward to now, and I am absolutely applying for the Fall 2013 DCP. This April I will be done with all of my general classes, and so I figure that this is the absolute perfect time for me to take a little break and do the dcp! I still have to take 6 credit hours worth of classes while I'm doing the dcp (which is normally 2 classes) but I figure I'll be fine! Okay, sorry for that insanely long story! Now for the fun stuff! When: Applications come out in late January, so that's when I will be applying! I plan on doing the Fall Advantage program, and I, hopefully, will transfer to the University of Central Florida to do my Music Education program after I finish the DCP. What: This will be my planning journal, and, hopefully my Pre-Trip and DCP-report! So, for all of you that have made it to the end, THANK YOU!!!!!!