Part of the college experience might involve getting the chance to pursue credits for your degree in another country. Many students within the past few years have been taking advantage of the wonderful opportunities that UCF Study Abroad offers. Students have traveled to countries like Spain, Italy, France, the UK, and the Netherlands. However, a new revision of the program’s activities will start sending students to other locations for the 2019-2020 school year.
UCF students hoping to go overseas for a semester can put away their passports, and take out their Magic Bands. UCF Global has created a partnership with Walt Disney World Resorts to send all Study Abroad students on a week-long trip to Epcot.
UCF Global representative, Will Rossi stated, “I think this a fresh, new initiative for our students. Why go to just one country for a few months when you can get the experience of several countries in just one week!” Rossi explained that students will get “similar experiences” while at Epcot to ones they would encounter while actually studying abroad. “Going to Epcot is way safer, less expensive and still provides that cultural enrichment that our students thrive for.”
UCF Global has released some information regarding the new Study Abroad Program. The program will have bi-weekly trips to the theme park, immersing students in the Orlando-Subculture. Housing will not be included, as students are expected to be ready to camp around the theme park. Food and dining will also not be included, but students are encouraged to purchase a Disney Dining Plan and make reservations in advance.
Students have been commenting on the programs change and the advantages and disadvantages it could bring. “I just wanted to travel for the Instagram posts anyways, so this is definitely gonna be a huge cost saver for me!” junior and Instagram influencer Michelle Cortez stated.
Students are expected to provide their own transportation and will have to pay admission prices for the parks.
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