1 March 2013 6 Comments

Disney International Programs: Recruiter Spotlight – Javier

Meet Javier, an International Recruiter focusing on Central and part of South America and the Caribbean.


I have been working for Disney for 22 years. I have worked in Merchandise, Entertainment, and for the last 19 years in Human Resources.

I enjoy having the opportunity to select right-fit talent from different countries to enhance our guests’ experiences, while at the same time providing these students with this unique opportunity that otherwise they might not have.

The living, learning and earning components of the program are important for every participant. They all provide the opportunity to obtain great transferable skills that the students can bring back to their country at the end of the program. These skills can be utilized in their personal life and future career, regardless of what their major is, or what their future job will be. Also, the cultural exchange they will experience is a unique and invaluable opportunity that will prepare them to succeed in the global society of which they will be a part of as professional individuals.

Any student would greatly benefit from this experience, but I think it will definitely be a plus for Hospitality, Tourism, Business and Management students.

Tips of advice when applying for a Disney International Program:

  • Be able to explain how a short-term experience will enhance your CV/resume.
  • Understand the different roles and why you would consider yourself the strongest candidate for this competitive program.
  • Be prepared to represent your country, and to explain how you would share your culture with people from all over the world.
  • Understand why and how this particular academic experience will add value to your studies, and future career.


6 Responses to “Disney International Programs: Recruiter Spotlight – Javier”

  1. Angel R 5 April 2013 at 1:50 am #


    I applied to this year summer program but sadly I wasn’t accepted, Javier Reyes was one of the recruiters in my country even tho He wasn’t the one who interviewed me. I would like to know if you can give feed back to the ones we weren’t selected and the reason why we weren’t picked up. it would be of great help to improve ourselves to apply for next years program.

  2. Silvina G 6 June 2013 at 11:05 am #


    I sent two emails to ask a simple question about the possibility of participating in the program.
    Is there any chance for an Argentinean?

    Thank you for your time,

  3. Tania V 31 July 2013 at 1:04 am #

    Im from Costa Rica and would love to participate in Disneys International Cultural program however have noticed that my country isnt eligible for any program. Is there anything you know i could apply to? I am super interested and Disney’s response to my letter was that they thought i was a U.S. Citizen so i couldnt apply but i am not a citizen.
    Thanks so much,

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