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CCIP returns to MoMA and the Empire State Building
The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP)
Internship in New York City

Pub Date: Fri, Jul 15, 2016
BY Joseph Fonseca (FUSIA) | Fri, Jul 15, 2016 EST

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With new sessions beginning every few weeks, the Cross Cultural Internship Program ( returned to the Museum of Modern Art for their UNIQLO Free Friday Night promotion. From 4pm to 8pm every Friday night, there is open admission to all galleries, exhibitions and films. The MoMA, which was founded in 1929, includes some of the most adventurous art exhibits in the world, providing a culture experience that is hard to match.

Li En Chua (Leanne) and Yinfei Xue (Sandra) were the activity leaders for this visit to the MoMA that was followed by a trip to the Empire State Building. It was an opportunity for them both to learn how to organize a large group of people and handle the logistics of keeping the group together as it moved across the city.

"One of the best parts of CCIP is the opportunity to build my leadership skills," Sandra said. "There are a lot of different chances to plan events and problem solve. It wasn't easy getting a group of 30 people across New York, but Leanne and I managed."

The group took the elevator up to the observatories of the Empire State Building, the third tallest building in New York City, to enjoy breathtaking views of the city. The group ate dinner together and spent the evening getting to know each other better while taking in the sights.

"As fun as it was to see the city from so high up," Leanne said, "the best part for me is how much I'm getting to know everyone in CCIP. It feels like a family. We each go to our internships and learn so much during the day, and then we come together on nights and weekends and explore all the great things that New York 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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