SASAH 4th Year Capstone and Other Projects: Publications

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Fall 12-18-2020


For my SASAH experiential learning credit, I participated in the Culture Exchange Program (CEP) at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. This program invites international post-secondary education students to work at Disney during their summer break. I worked as a Slide Operator at the Typhoon Lagoon Waterpark. Working in the “Most Magical Place on Earth” necessitates lots of training, structure, and specific procedures to follow in this safety-critical role. While working at the waterpark was a wonderful experience, my experiential learning also existed outside working hours such as connecting with other international students and being integrated into American culture. This summer taught me more about myself, the Walt Disney Company, and my future aspirations. I was able to develop and hone skills in leadership, teamwork, communication, and problem-solving. The experience was not perfect, but it was magical. Walt Disney said, “You can design and create and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” I am so fortunate to have had a tiny piece in making this dream a reality and enhancing my experience by making it a SASAH credit.


This report was submitted in conjunction with a live presentation as the final assignment for SASAH's Experiential Learning requirement.