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More CCIP students arrive and attend orientation
The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP)
Internship in New York City

Pub Date: Sun, Jun 26, 2016
BY Joseph Fonseca (FUSIA) | Sun, Jun 26, 2016 EST

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On June 26th, the Cross Cultural Internship Program ( officially welcomed more exchange visitors to New York City. The group of 12 students met in the Blue Room at the Flushing YMCA to discuss planned group activities and finalize program preparations.

The post-arrival orientations are opportunities for the new arrivals to get to know their fellow interns. For the next two to three months, the interns will live together at the YMCA, travel as a group throughout the region, and visit some of New York's most iconic sites.

As members of the Student Advisory Board, Jiaying Xie (Karwing) and Yinfei Xue (Sandra) led the orientation by discussing the current plans for the group, including a trip to Niagara Falls and Boston the following week.

"I'm excited for everything I have ahead of me," said Sandra, who studies at Macau University of Science and Technology. "Not only will my internship give me valuable experience, but there are a lot of fun activities planned that will let me see more of America."

At the orientation, the students gathered together for a group photo, all wearing the CCIP t-shirt which bears the slogan, "We're all in the same boat."

"Throughout all of the preparations," explained Karwing, a fellow MUST student, "it was really emphasized that CCIP is a group program. We work together so that everyone succeeds. I think that's very important to remember as we're preparing for our future careers."


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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