So I've heard a few rumours that Disney is cutting the 12 month program for the J1 Aus/NZ program and only offering the 6 month program. I emailed the recruiting office the other day and got the following response: Greetings Rebecca, At this time we are only offering 6 month programs. Best Regards, International Recruiting Short but not so sweet! I have to say that I for one am devastated, I was so excited to spend a year working for Disney and now that time has been cut in half. I know it sounds stupid but I am really upset about this...and if one more person tries to "cheer me up" by telling me the benefits of a 6 month program I might just scream! Of course I am still super excited to interview for the program and hopefully get in, but I have to admit this has taken the shine off my excitement. Anyone else heard further information about this? I would love to understand the reasoning behind this too.