It'll probably never happen but, me and the BF have been talking about doing a J1 next year. We've narrowed it down to either Orlando or California because his preferences are anywhere in America, and i've always wanted to work in a theme park.
Orlando is first choice (as long as he likes it when we're there next month), but there's a good chance i'll change my mind by then
Universal and Islands FL have an International Student Programme which lasts 3 or 4 months that sounds perfect. I emailed them last night asking for more information and am waiting for a reply.
SeaWorld FL and all the other World of Disney parks have similar programme that includes accomadation. I'm going to contact them when I finish this.
Disney (both FL and CA) also have it, but it looks like you need to be doing a course in the field of work you apply is (restaurant, shop management etc.) Not sure if photography would come under that, because as far as I know they normally hire amateur photographers. I have to do more reading on that.
Disney also have a 90 day maximum or a 5 month minimum (two seperate programmes). For 90 days to you think thats 90 days of being employed by them or 90 days phyiscally working for them? Because I was hoping to do about 3 and a half or four months.
I still have to look into SeaWorld San Diego (that is CA, isn't it?) and Universal Hollywood
Other than all the parks, who else do you think I should contact? For each park, I'm also asking wheres a good area to look for accomadation in (except for World of Discovery obv)
Does any know any good sites for accomadation to get a rough idea of cost?
Other than employers, landlords, j-1 company (who also sort flights) and bank (about loans), who else should I contact for information on this?
Anything else I should do? Any tips, etc.?
What areas are each of the California parks in? And are there any I've missed for CA? I've never been to California, only to Florida, so I don't know it as well