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NYPD provide CCIP students tips for staying safe in the city
The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP)
Internship in New York City

Pub Date: Wed, Jun 08, 2016
BY Joseph Fonseca (FUSIA) | Wed, Jun 08, 2016 EST

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To ensure the safety of the interns while they are here in New York, CCIP organized a special safety briefing with the New York Police Department so they could learn how to avoid being the target of crime and the best ways to protect their property.

NYPD officer Semler spoke with the group, providing tips for riding the subway or walking at night, and explaining the types of scams the students should be looking out for when they are out in the city.

"Living in New York does make me a little nervous," admitted Jiaen Yu (Joy), an event organizer who is interning at Trans Express USA. "But Officer Semler's advice made me feel better about my safety concerns. The biggest thing that he stressed is that I just need to pay attention to my surroundings."

It was an hour briefing, and students had the opportunity to voice concerns and ask questions once Officer Semler had finished his talk. Now more vigilant and aware of what to look out for, the students are looking forward to all the opportunities for fun and exploration that New York City has to offer.


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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