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After going through the orientation, interview, waiting period, and finally receiving the acceptance letter to the WDW College Program it finally sunk in that I was really moving clear across country; and that I had lots of questions, as did my parents. What was the housing like, transportation, hours, roommates, weather, etc. At that time the WDW College Program did not have as much information available online as they do now (and even if they did, it’s always nice to know how to get alternative information), so they provided each intern with the contact information of a campus representative.
With mine and Krystal’s campus representative, Jackie, we were able to schedule a time to meet at school and discuss any reservations we may have, and address all of our questions. Since the meeting was scheduled it gave us -and our parents- the chance to write out our top questions and really hone in on what was most important to us before making such a huge jump. Jackie (whom we hope to have on the show at some point, along with another campus rep, Chelsea) was so bubbly and wonderful, and made sure that she brought all of her Disney photo albums to better answer our questions. In the hour or so that we talked it was wonderful to see and hear about the places we’d stay, and get advice on how to select an apartment: I still remember her saying “guys, not to dis them but you do not want to stay at the Vista apartments, choose Chatham.” Needless to say both Krystal and I followed all of Jackie’s suggestions and were very happy we did.
To me, meeting with a campus rep is an invaluable experience. And I strongly recommend that each intern meet with one before leaving for the program. TheInternet does provide so much information, but there is nothing better than face to face interaction to help spark the magic and excitement, and provide detailed answers that will satisfy any parent.