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|The final CCIP students arrive in New York|
The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP)
Internship in New York City
Pub Date: Sun, Jul 10, 2016
BY Joseph Fonseca (FUSIA) | Sun, Jul 10, 2016 EST
Press CenterReturn to menu The Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com) welcomed the last remaining sessions of interns with a post-arrival orientation on Sunday, July 10th. Gathering at the YMCA in Flushing where the students will live during their time in New York, the students discussed planned activities, reviewed important program topics, and came together for a group photo.
"We are going to do a lot this summer," said Jingyun Cao (Cara), a student at Macau University of Science and Technology, and a member of the Student Advisory Board. "I look forward to getting to know the other interns over the next couple months. It feels like a really good group."
CCIP students spend between seven to twelve weeks at internships throughout the city. In addition to real world training in their fields of study, the students participate in a variety of activities designed to fully immerse them in American culture while also giving them opportunities to share their own experiences with local residents.
Sifan Jiang (Yolanda), who is interning at Colon & Peguero LLP, joined CCIP because it would expose her to a broader culture. "New York City is known for being a melting pot of people. I can't think of a better place to learn and gain experience."
Over the next few weeks, the exchange visitors will visit the Museum of Modern Art and the Empire State Building and will attend showings of "Les Misérables" and "Cats" on Broadway.
ABOUT: 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 95 J-1 intern designated visa sponsors in the nation. FUSIA is responsible for the selection of interns as well as supporting and monitoring the¬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.Return to menu