Believe it or not, I am finally back home in the UK after three months in the United States and although I definitely needed to stop travelling and catch up on some sleep, I miss it so much already! I have quite a few posts planned in regards to my summer in the US, however… Continue reading My USA Travels 2019: Where did I go and Where did I stay?
It feels like only yesterday I wrote about my first two weeks in Florida and now I'm at the airport waiting to leave what truly is the happiest place on Earth. I cannot begin to explain just how unbelievable and incredible every aspect of this experience has been and I know that I am going… Continue reading Disney CEP: The final 10 days.
I think the past few weeks may have been the most whirlwind adventure of my life so far! I have now been in Orlando for 3 weeks and it has been non-stop and crazy but also absolutely incredible. I've been MIA on most things, aside from on my Instagram @yazinwanderland (go and follow to stay… Continue reading Disney CEP: My first two weeks living and working in Walt Disney World.
Day 1 of the 10 Day CEP Countdown. As I am writing this post it has just hit midnight of June 15th which means my countdown is in fact officially over and today I move to Disney World. Right now I am sat on my bed still rearranging, repacking and trying to get the weight… Continue reading Disney CEP: So, this is it…
Day 2 of the 10 Day CEP Countdown. Well... that didn't go too well, I'm still a day behind. I leave for Florida tomorrow, in ONE DAY... but this is a quick 2 day countdown post because even though I am behind I am determined to get 10 posts out! So this is a brief… Continue reading Disney CEP: Plans for my first week in Disney World.
Day 3 of the 10 Day CEP Countdown. So, the day was bound to come... I forgot/didn't have time to write a post for Day 3. So here I am on Day 2 writing my Day 3 post. Oops! Today I thought I would do the classic Disney College Program Tag as it'd be an… Continue reading Disney CEP: The DCP Tag.
Day 4 of the 10 Day CEP Countdown. This post is a little preemptive as I am yet to actually even start packing and so what ends up in my suitcase and what's on this list might not actually line up once I get round to it in a few days. However, now I have… Continue reading Disney CEP: Packing List.
Day 5 of the 10 day CEP Countdown! Today was the day! Another panic of refreshing emails and constant notifications from the CEP chat. We finally got our Arrival Itineraries, which also means I found out my housing complex and my work location! Honestly, as soon as people said that emails were coming out my… Continue reading Disney CEP: Location & Housing Reveal!
Day 6 of the 10 day CEP Countdown. This is a bit of a random one but we selected our housing preferences last week and I haven't at all spoken about it. So here's the low down on Disney Program accommodation. After I tell someone that I'm going to work in Walt Disney World for… Continue reading Disney CEP: Disney Housing.
Day 7 of the 10 Day CEP Countdown. As of today it is 1 week until I move to Walt Disney World for the summer and by this time next week I will have already landed in Orlando, Florida and be officially starting my Disney Cultural Exchange Program adventure! However, today's post isn't about the… Continue reading Disney CEP: My Summer Travel Plans.
Day 8 of the 10 Day CEP Countdown! It's time for the cliche yet essential post and one I've actually been asked to do several times, the Disney Program Bucket List! Despite only getting around to making this post now, I have actually had this list written out in pretty colourful pens since just after… Continue reading Disney CEP: My Bucket List.
Day 9 of the 10 day CEP Countdown. I am extremely excited to announce that this summer I will not only be blogging for myself but also be taking on the role of a Yummy Jobs Content Creator during my time on the Summer 2019 Disney's Cultural Exchange Program! I was accepted as one of… Continue reading Disney CEP: I am a Yummy Jobs Content Creator?!
This is just a short post to let you know that I LEAVE TO MOVE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD IN 10 DAYS! I can't quite believe how quickly it's crept up and I feel like I still have so much to do! With that being said, I am going to attempt to do 10 days… Continue reading Disney CEP: The 10 day countdown!
Long time, no see! I'm writing this post a little late considering I had my Visa Appointment on the 25th April but better late than never! I’ve been busy finishing uni, moving back home, working many hours and trying to get ready to leave for Florida but I have lots of exciting content coming up… Continue reading Disney CEP: The Visa Appointment.
Hello World! I'm back again today with a Disney post as it has been a little while since I updated you on my journey towards my Cultural Exchange Program. If you are new here then hello, my name is Yaz and in the summer of 2019, I will be moving to Walt Disney World in… Continue reading Disney CEP – My Role & First Impressions
I planned to write this post a while back but frankly, Disney got in the way! However, I still want to write this for the reference of any future volunteers. If you’re waiting to start your Think Pacific project, or are thinking about taking part - http://www.thinkpacific.com - then this post will hopefully give you… Continue reading To bring or not to bring? – from a Think Pacific Volunteer.
I decided to save everyone with the suspense by just throwing it right into the title but yes, it's true, I really am moving to Walt Disney World! I DID IT!!! I have been accepted on to the Walt Disney World Cultural Exchange Program for Summer 2019. From the 17th June to the 22nd August… Continue reading Disney CEP: I AM MOVING TO DISNEY WORLD!?
On the 9th November I headed to the Disney Head Offices in Hammersmith, London for my Final Interview and had the most amazing day! My interview slot was from 12:30-13:00 and and we were told to arrive 15 minutes before the interview slot to register. So early that morning I got up, got ready and… Continue reading Disney CEP – Final Interview at Disney HQ
For my 20th birthday, back in April of 2018, I was lucky enough to have my loved ones chip in and gift me the Lego Cinderella Castle. If you aren't familiar with the castle then this is what it looks like: It is AMAZING!!! After receiving this gift in April, I then went on to… Continue reading Building the Lego Disney Castle
So, what comes next? If you have got a final interview for Disney's Cultural Exchange Program then, Congratulations! You are one step closer to Disney World! However, before you head to Disney HQ for your interview there are a few things you're going to need to do. After you've got your email from yummy jobs… Continue reading Disney CEP – Before the Final Interview
After receiving my Congratulations email on the 3rd September inviting me to attend the pre-screen selection interview at Yummy Jobs HQ, I headed up to their offices in Epping on Friday the 28th September for my 2pm slot. This first interview in the process is a group interview which is held at the Yummy Jobs… Continue reading Disney CEP 2019 – Yummy Jobs Pre-Screen Interview.
If you’d asked me a couple days into Fijian life if I thought I’d ever miss a compost toilet, I probably would have laughed in your face. And though yes, I have been enjoying the novelty of a clean, flushing toilet, I am missing village life so much that even the compost toilet is included… Continue reading Missing Village Life
Today I got an email which marks the start of what could be an extremely exciting new opportunity for me. I got accepted for a pre-screen interview for Disney’s Cultural Exchange Program. For those of you who know me well, you’ll know I’ve been a huge Disney fan all my life. It has been something… Continue reading The Start of a New Adventure? – Disney CEP 2019
Our last, but definitely not least, stop on this wild summer adventure was Tokyo! And our 6 days there were just as weird, wild and wonderful as the city itself! With Japan being one of the countries I have been dying to visit for a LONG time, I was beside myself with the idea that… Continue reading A Tremendous Time in Tokyo
Our 5th and 6th stops on this trip were Shanghai and Seoul and they really were unlike anywhere else! With just 5 days spanning our time in both China and South Korea, we didn’t have long to explore these cities, but what we did get a chance to see was an amazing experience that has… Continue reading Popping into Shanghai and Seoul.
*Excuse the lateness of this post - by the time I got round to trying to upload it I was in China, meaning I couldn’t access the internet properly. Anyway, here it is! Better late than never... enjoy! My travels so far have whizzed by in a flash and Sydney was no exception. I’ve been… Continue reading A brief summary of a brief trip to Sydney.
My last week in Niubasaga Village, Moturiki island is now over. Yesterday we left the village and, honestly, I wasn’t ready to leave! The final week on project was the craziest and the quickest - if you can believe that’s even possible after the insane few weeks I’ve had! Things were shaken up a lot… Continue reading The Final Week in Niubasaga
Bula Vinaka, My second week in the village is drawing to a close and it’s been absolutely incredible this week - we’ve seen and done so much and it’s completely set us aside from any other Think Pacific project even more than we already were! As you know, Monday started off with a hospital visit… Continue reading Week 2 in Niubasaga
Bula! I finally found some internet so here is a summary of my first week living/working in a Fijian village: I cannot believe I’ve been in the village a whole week. It feels like a completely different planet. It’s been an insane experience already - I say as I’m sat on a hospital bed on… Continue reading Week 1 in Niubasaga
I’m in Fiji. It seems weird to say that. It’s been so long coming and I’m finally, actually here. It definitely feels strange. The first two nights at the beach hostel near Nadi airport (Bamboo Beach) were pretty relaxed. We got to meet our team for our Think Pacific project who are all so lovely.… Continue reading I can’t believe I’m actually here…
Hello everyone, Sorry for such sporadic posts! It’s been a little crazy and I haven’t had much time to stop and think, let alone write! But it’s been a good thing as I’ve been having the most amazing time. I left off with us in Singapore on my last post. Since then we enjoyed one… Continue reading To New Zealand and Beyond
Hello World! Sorry for going MIA! I had hoped to get another post up before I left but everything got very last minute and crazy and before I knew it I was on an airplane! I’m now in Singapore. And have been here for two days. Time feels really weird and is passing very strangely.… Continue reading We’re not in England anymore…
Hello again, Long time, no see! I disappeared while I went to move out of uni and since I've been back home it's been pretty busy trying to get fully prepared, but I've finally stopped to breathe (and write another post). It's now T-5 days until I leave (AAHH!!!) and I'm only just starting to… Continue reading What am I taking backpacking?
The reason I am even travelling at all this summer is because I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to take part in a Think Pacific volunteering project through my university. So today I'm going to talk about the charity and the projects they offer as well as what I am expecting of my… Continue reading Think Pacific Volunteering
Hello World, So as I mentioned in my first post, not only am I volunteering in Fiji this summer (the main and initial purpose of this whole trip) but I am also visiting 6 - yes, SIX - other countries! With the idea that while I am over the other side of the world I… Continue reading Where am I going?
My name is Yaz and I'm a 20 year old student from the UK. I'm currently studying a degree in Ancient History and have just completed my second year (meaning I'm one year away from graduation...yikes!). More importantly, I like to write. And this summer I am doing the biggest, most exciting (and also terrifying) thing I've… Continue reading Hello, World!