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    Okay, I have a few questions about the Disney CP. I never really considered it before, but as of lately I've become super interested. I'll be graduating from high school this May and start college in the fall. I'm considering maybe doing the CP in summer of '09. So...my questions...do you have to take a class while you are doing the CP? Since I'm considering doing it in the summer it's not like I would be missing a crucial semester of college. My goal after college is to be a marine mammal trainer---basically I want to work with dolphins. What steps would I have to take to get an internship at the Living Seas in EPCOT?? I realize I would probably wouldn't get that sort of internship my first time into the CP and that I would probably be working in merchandise or food and beverage, etc., but what is the process of possibly working in the Living Seas? Also, does Disney offer any classes that would benefit my career path if I did decide to go ahead with the CP? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
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    My son was a CP Aug 07 through Jan 08. It is my understanding that Disney is no longer doing Summer only CP'ing. Alumni of the semester program may return to CP for summer only "returning alumni".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper10 View Post
    Okay, I have a few questions about the Disney CP. I never really considered it before, but as of lately I've become super interested. I'll be graduating from high school this May and start college in the fall. I'm considering maybe doing the CP in summer of '09. So...my questions...do you have to take a class while you are doing the CP? Since I'm considering doing it in the summer it's not like I would be missing a crucial semester of college. My goal after college is to be a marine mammal trainer---basically I want to work with dolphins. What steps would I have to take to get an internship at the Living Seas in EPCOT?? I realize I would probably wouldn't get that sort of internship my first time into the CP and that I would probably be working in merchandise or food and beverage, etc., but what is the process of possibly working in the Living Seas? Also, does Disney offer any classes that would benefit my career path if I did decide to go ahead with the CP? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
    Currently, the summer program is for alumni only. It may change, but there is no way to know.
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    hmm..that's okay I guess, I still want to look into the program a little further. If I think I could really benefit from it, then I would be willing to go in the fall or spring too. Thanks for the replies, can anyone help with my other questions??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper10 View Post
    hmm..that's okay I guess, I still want to look into the program a little further. If I think I could really benefit from it, then I would be willing to go in the fall or spring too. Thanks for the replies, can anyone help with my other questions??
    Classes are optional. You don't have to take any.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joanna71985 View Post
    Classes are optional. You don't have to take any.

    And yet my son did have to. A condition on our family health insurance is that after 18 they must remain a full time student or they are dropped, and dropped forever.

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    I did too, but that was to get credit for doing the CP.


    However, what I meant was you are not required to take a class on the CP (like CS does). Taking it is up to you (and perhaps the school).
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    Quote Originally Posted by HauntedGabe View Post
    And yet my son did have to. A condition on our family health insurance is that after 18 they must remain a full time student or they are dropped, and dropped forever.
    Did he only have to take one class to remain full-time? I know my insurance has this too and i really want to stay a part of my parents plan if i go down there.
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    I had to take a certain amount of credits on the CP, to stay a FT student (and thus remain on the insurance). My first CP I got 11 credits (and took 1 class in FL), and my second I got 8 (and didn't take any).
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    Quote Originally Posted by joanna71985 View Post
    I had to take a certain amount of credits on the CP, to stay a FT student (and thus remain on the insurance). My first CP I got 11 credits (and took 1 class in FL), and my second I got 8 (and didn't take any).
    My son did a class down there and 2 online up here specially designed for the CP, so they wear gravy classes. Popped him to the Highest Honors that semester and stayed on the insurance.

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    Thank you. Nobody at my school even knew what the program was. Even the faculty advisor had no idea on the credits. I sorta need to decide by like today cuz I'll be in mexico all next week. But I really don't want to lose my insurance. Or lose my gpa for getting into the architecture program that I've been working toward. Its just frustrating when nobody can help me. So hearing from others who have people who have gone through it or themselves have has been helpful. I'm still a little unsure cuz i dont know about the online classes at my school cuz i have all my 1000 level classes done but your information has helped a bit, to at least know its possible
    "L'amour brille sous les étoiles Illuminant leur cœur Sa lumière
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    Good luck with your decision.
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    CP #5: 8/10/09-1/2/10: Toy Story Mania attractions
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