Undergraduate Certificate Program in Hospitality & Tourism Management
with Academic Internship at Walt Disney World Resort
To be eligible for the Undergraduate Certificate Program in Hospitality & Tourism Management at UCF with academic internship at the Walt Disney World Resort, selected students must meet the admission requirement set forth by both the University of Central Florida and the Walt Disney World Resort. Courses are taught entirely in English. For students who are from a country where English is not the official language, the students must receive a TOEFL score of 80 (internet), 220 (computer), 550 (paper), or IELTS score of 6.5 to be considered for the program. Students should also have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above with their home institution in order to be recommended to participate in the program. A sample TOEFL score submission requirement can be found here.
Recommendation from Home Institutions and Interviews with Rosen College and Disney
Students must be recommended by their home institutions (UCF international partnership university – IPU) to apply. Specifically, IPU faculty members or administrators will nominate candidates for participation in the Undergraduate Certificate Program in Hospitality & Tourism Management. The UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management (RCHM) will admit students from the group of candidates nominated by IPU, using admissions requirements set above. Then both Rosen College and Walt Disney World Resort will conduct interviews with recommended students either face to face or via Skype to ensure that inbound students have acquired the appropriate level of English fluency for the academic coursework and work requirements, among other considerations.
The certificate program has one intake annually for Spring which lasts six months in duration. The Spring cohort/group runs from mid-January to mid-July.
Once you are admitted into the program, you will receive a link to begin the UCF application process. You will also be provided with a checklist of things to do and deadlines for completing each task.
Minimum Health Insurance Requirements for Students with F and J Non-Immigrant Status
All international students on an F-1 or J-1 visa and their accompanying dependents are required to have health (medical) insurance coverage for their entire duration of studies. Students must carefully select a health insurance plan that meets all the State of Florida Board of Governors regulations. Please note that students are not able to register or continue to be enrolled for classes without proof of valid health insurance. View the Minimum Health Insurance Requirements.