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Second post-arrival orientation welcomes exchange visitors to CCIP
The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP)
Internship in New York City

Pub Date: Sun, Jun 05, 2016
BY Joseph Fonseca (FUSIA) | Sun, Jun 05, 2016 EST

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After the arrival of more students on May 28th and June 4th, the Cross Cultural Internship Program ( held its second post-arrival orientation. The program's founder, Elizabeth Kay, who is also a designated visa sponsor program officer, conducted the session with the help of two student leaders, Yueran Yang (Jessie) and Yilin Wang (Linda).

Starting the session at 10 am, Kay welcomed the group to New York and went over some important reminders of items covered at the pre-departure briefing in early April. The orientation also included discussing matters in relation to the J-1 Intern visa program. Afterwards, the meeting was turned over to the activities leaders so they could provide updates on the planned summer activities and answer any questions from the group.

"I've now been at my internship for three weeks and this is my second time attending the post-arrival orientation," said Linda, an activity leader. "The information is very helpful, especially because we covered topics that I know many students won't have thought about yet. There are a lot of mistakes to be made, so it's good to have some guidance."

She added, "I already feel like I've seen and learned so much at my internship."


The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP) is a cultural exchange internship program that takes place in New York City every year. It is dedicated to fostering mutually beneficial East-West cultural exchange, targeting exchange visitors from Asia and the Pacific region.

CCIP provides exchange visitors and host organizations the opportunity to exchange insights, ideas, and experiences. Through the program, participants acquire practical knowledge and cultural experiences, and host organizations connect with the international community and stay abreast of trends in the global marketplace.

CCIP is organized by FUSIA Communications, one of the approximately 98 J-1 intern designated visa sponsors in the nation. FUSIA is responsible for the selection of interns as well as supporting and monitoring theĀ¬m during the program.

CCIP is a structured, full-placement internship program. Since 2008, CCIP has provided internship opportunities to over 850 exchange visitors. In 2015, 71 students were selected out of 1050 applicants. They were matched to 20-plus host organizations of diverse disciplines including government district offices, law firms, publishing houses, media firms, advertising agencies, real estate agencies, and more.

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