I’m five days away from my departure to Walt Disney World and I find myself thinking about how much money I had to spend to leave Italy. Yep, ’cause leaving isn’t free… besides the different bureaucratic costs, want it or not, at a certain point you will have to shell out some money for trains, hotels, meals, etc. If you are considering the idea to move to the most magical place on Earth, I think it will be very useful for you to know how much you have to plan to cough up, from the moment when you send your resume to the moment when you will be resting your butt on the plane destination Florida.
Before starting, please bear in mind that what follows only reflects my personal experience (it comes without saying that, for example, people living in Milan or Rome won’t have to spend money for trains and hotels in order to hold the interview).
Okay, here we go!
Georgia has been the first one of our group to embark for Orlando, so we decided to ask her some questions that we think will be useful for both us and those who will leave shortly for this program.
At the end of the interview, we left you some photos taken in the early days 😀
The Via Napoli pizzeria from the Italy pavilion.
How was the flight? Was it long?
Yes, especially the nine hours between Milan and New York.
On that October 14th in Milan I was sitting on one of the couches in the hall of the hotel where the interviews for the CRP 2015 were about to be held. Around me were dozens of boys and girls wearing rigorous business outfits; on their faces – and on mine, too – elusive and frightened eyes. During the minutes before the call “everybody downstairs, it’s time to start!” I was playing one of my favorite sports, people watching. And watching – some of them fleetingly, and some thorougly – all the people that were sharing with me those nervous moments in that hall, a thought suddenly jumped into my mind: “Am I the eldest here???”
Well, yes, when you are about to turn thirty, sometimes you feel too old to do certain things. And at the same tame you are thinking about that question, you quickly think of the past life and ask yourself “why didn’t I do that before? Maybe six or seven years ago…”
But let’s take this step-by-step…
The countdown’s app marks 41 days left for my departure, and the famous Disney Pack has arrived a few days ago!
Well, rather than a pack it’s an envelope, and not even that big…. But holding it between my hands, as tangible proof of the adventure that’s about to start, it makes everything a little more real. Even for someone like me, that kept calm and rational about it until now, the excitment level is starting to raise up a little. After all, the waiting now will be a busy one: there is the visa request to do and the appointment at the embassy, a few other documents and it’s time to really start to think about what to pack!
I’ve always had a strong bond with the Disney world; keeping to sing and dance cartoon songs since I was a child, I think that the situation escaped my control a little bit because…I actually found myself working in the place where all these dreams and magic becomes reality, Disneyland Resort Paris, within the “Show and Parade” department.
To work for Disney means to give yourself a challenge every day, bringing the magic in every single moment the guests are spending exploring this enchanted land; for me it also meant to have the chance to give life to amazing stories and characters which surprise children, remind distant memories and why not, give a sincere smile to the adults who are accompanying them.
Whenever people start planning a trip, no matter how long it will last or where it will be, there comes a moment when they will start thinking about all the things they could see or do once they reach their destination.It usually happens when we only have few days, there’s a lot of things to see and we don’t wanna miss any of it. Didn’t it happen to anyone, at least once?!
And when the “trip” will last 12 months, and the destination is Disney World and the USA, we can only begin to think of what we could do and see there. So, since my memory sucks and i’ll never be able to remember all of them in my mind, i will start keeping track of them here below…
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“Miss, your resume is good but do you have experiences abroad? Do you speak english language very well? What level do you have? Certifications?”
HR People asked me that a lot of times, during telephone interviews or face-to-face, or in web form to send my resume.
Yeah sure, I’ve a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and another one of specialization I will finished in February, 7 years working as shopassistant – hostess – educator – HRgeneralist – assistantstoremanager. But seems everybody always wants something you don’t have.. They want perfect english skills, a second language even, an excellent both professional and academic background, they want certifications, you’ve a lot of experiences and a strong personality when you’re 23 years old, 26, 28.
Here we are, after collecting all our forces it’s now time to explain you better who we are, what we’re going to do and what this blog will be 😀
We are a group of girls and guys (at the moment we’re officially 6, but we hope to expand the team) that will dive in for one year in a Disney‘s adventure, known as International Program (CRP, Cultural Representative Program).
The entrance at Magic Kingdom park.
Welcome to One Year In The Usa 😀
Some of the most famous views from the Disney parks.
You may be wondering who we are and what is the topic of this blog: well, in the upcoming weeks we will try to explain that in details, even if we anticipate something in this really short post.
We will participate in the International Program at Epcot (you can recognise it from the big sphere in the photo above), more precisely in the Italian Pavillion, located in the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
This blog will be our Travel Diary, to leave a trace of our adventures for those who will have the patience to read it 🙂
We’ll share in the coming weeks the details about what we’ll do and how to join the program: stay tuned! 😀
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