A “College & Career Readiness” 4-day action packed field experiences that will help students make informed college & career decisions!
For Grades 7-12
Available Institute Dates 2017
Institute Dates 2017
Mar. 3rd - 6th
Apr. 28th - May 1st
Jun. 2nd - 5th
Oct. 6th - 9th
A “College & Career Readiness” 4-day action-packed field experience that will help students make informed college & career decisions!
For Grades 7-12
OVER 4 DAYS....travel across Florida, participate in behind-the-scenes career-related excursions, explore college campuses and degree offerings, PLUS receive LifeBound world-class pre- and post-trip resources for jump starting college & career planning!
Available Institute Dates 2017
Mar. 3rd - 6th
Apr. 28th - May 1st
Jun. 2nd - 5th
Oct. 6th - 9th
Institute Dates 2017
Experience the leading careers of tomorrow through hands-on, behind-the-scenes explorations at major attractions and businesses across Florida.
Kennedy Space Center™
Participate in interactive sessions in engineering, technology and design. Interact with an astronaut. Receive a briefing on NASA’s future journey to Mars. Tour the launch pads and view the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
Universal Studios Florida ®
Behind the scenes sessions and activities include Ride Design, Ride Technology, Hospitality, Movie Making, Marketing & Sales, Leadership Skills, Business Development and Career Selection & Preparation.
Walt Disney World ®
Behind the scenes sessions and activities include Storytelling, Technology, Marine Science, International Business, Leadership, Conservation, Zoology and Hospitality.
Mote Marine Laboratory
Observe how research utilizes technology in the study of manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and coral reefs. Discover how marine models contribute to the health of wild fisheries, studies of human cancer, and food production technologies.
Explore the campus, culture and degree offerings at top colleges first-hand, exposing your students to multiple STEM & STEAM degree options (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics).
Ringling College of Art & Design
Degree offerings include:  Advertising, Illustration, Computer Animation, Game Design, Creative Writing, Film, Graphics and more. Companies visiting Ringling College year after year to recruit include Disney, Pixar, Hallmark, Apple, Electronic Arts, General Motors and Google.
Florida Institute of Technology
Degree offerings include:  Engineering, Aeronautics, Computer Science, Robotics, Business Administration, Liberal Arts, Oceanography and more. Companies visiting FL Tech year after year to recruit include NASA, Lockheed Martin, Chevron, ExxonMobil, General Dynamics and Ford Motors.
Sample Pre- and Post-Institute Resources
The College & Career Institutes are college & career guidance programs rolled into an exciting educational field expedition, supported by the LifeBound curriculum....designed to help teens make wise college and career decisions.
Participating schools may choose from two unique itineraries, each with career experiences related to business, arts, technology, and sciences.
Your group will be housed on property in either park, depending upon your Institute choice. Both Institutes are priced the same!
Both Institutes include your choice of one 3-hour behind the scenes education program on Days 1 and 4 The education program options are listed in each Institute description.

Days 2 and 3 are the same in both Institutes, including field trips to the Florida Institute of Technology, Kennedy Space Center, Mote Marine Lab and Ringling College of Art and Design.
Universal Orlando Resort® Based Itinerary
Featuring Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Behind the scenes 3 hour choice of sessions and activities include Ride Design, Ride Technology, Hospitality, Movie Making, Marketing & Sales, Leadership Skills, Business Development and Career Selection & Preparation.
Ride Design
Ride Technology
Hospitality
Movie Making
Marketing & Sales
Leadership Skills
Business 
Careers
Entrepreneurship
Universal Park Pass includes:  Universal’s Islands of Adventure® and Universal Studios Orlando®.
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Walt Disney World® Based Itinerary
Featuring Epcot®, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® and Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. Behind the scenes 3 hour choice of sessions and activities include Storytelling, Technology, Marine Science, International Business, Leadership, Conservation, Zoology and Hospitality.
Storytelling
Technology
Marine Science
Zoology
Hospitality
Conservation
International Business
Leadership
Disney Park Pass includes:  Epcot®, Magic Kingdom®, Disney’s Animal Kingdom®, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.
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Inclusions & Pricing
From $1,095 per person*
• Pre and Post Institute LifeBound College &  Career Curriculum

• All Transportation to and from Orlando International Airport

• 3 Nights Lodging at Walt Disney World® or Universal Orlando Resort®

• 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, and 3 Dinners
• Florida Tech Campus Tour and Sessions

• Ringling College of Art & Design Campus Tour and Sessions

• Kennedy Space Center Admissions, Sessions and Guided Tour

• Mote Marine Lab Admissions, Sessions and Guided Tour
• All Transportation to and from Field Trip Destinations

• 2-Day Park Pass to all Disney or Universal Parks

• 2 Three Hour Disney or Universal Education Programs
• Services of Institute an WCV AMEX Travel Staff

• All Taxes and Gratuities
NOTE: *Discounted air to and from Orlando available upon request.
Available Institute Dates 2017
Mar. 3rd - 6th
Apr. 28th - May 1st
Jun. 2nd - 5th
Oct. 6th - 9th
Frequently Asked Questions

Who handles the College & Career Institute booking, billing and travel arrangements?

WCV/American Express Travel is the official travel company of the College & Career Institutes.  WCV/AMEX Travel has been one of Walt Disney World's® "Top 5 Student Travel Planners" for the past decade.  As an American Express Travel Representative, WCV has access to the immense resources of American Express worldwide.

Where will my students be housed?

The Walt Disney World® itinerary includes Disney hotel accommodations. The Universal Orlando Resort® itinerary includes Universal hotel accommodations.

What is the purpose of the LifeBound pre and post Institute curriculum?

The LifeBound print resources are designed to engage students in a self-discovery process that introduces career options that fit their interests and talents and plan their course work in moving them toward their career goals.

What is included in the College & Career Institute tuition?

Hotel accommodations, most meals, all bus transportation upon arrival, all curriculum and instruction, 24-hour supervision, all entry fees, all tips/gratuities, etc. are included in the overall student tuition.  Should a school choose WCV/AMEX Travel's transportation package, round-trip airfare and transportation to and from the Orlando International Airport are also included.

What are my responsibilities as a College & Career Institute chaperone?

WCV/AMEX Travel coordinates all travel, lodging, meals as defined, security, and site visits.  All activities and sessions will be facilitated by educators, engineers, designers, scientists, producers, and writers....freeing you to fully share the experience along with your students!

What will the average number of students be in most sessions?

The average number of students in each breakout session will be 25-30 participants.

Does WCV/AMEX Travel's Professional Liability Insurance cover your school group?

Yes!  WCV/AMEX Travel Professional Liability Insurance (Errors & Omission) company policy covers all participating school groups.

What is the difference between the "2" College & Career Institute 4-day itineraries?

One itinerary is based at the Walt Disney World Resort®, and the other itinerary is based at the Universal Orlando Resort®.  Days 1 & 4 involve behind-the-scenes activities and sessions in each of the respective parks.  

Each of the resorts offer specialized education programs that are defined in the two itineraries.  Based on what you teach and the interests of your students, you can choose the itinerary that best suits your student group.

Days 2 & 3 on both itineraries are the exact same.

Does the itinerary in each of the 2 Institutes flow as outlined?

Not necessarily.  Activities and sessions will be adjusted accordingly in order to maintain the facilitator/student ratio in order to maintain the quality of each presentation.

Is there a difference in cost between the 2 itineraries?

No!  Both itineraries are priced the same.

Questions? 
Contact us for bookings and additional information.