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The Great White Way: CCIP students visit Broadway
The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP)
Internship in New York City

Pub Date: Tue, Jul 26, 2016
BY Joseph Fonseca (FUSIA) | Tue, Jul 26, 2016 EST

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The CCIP students had a chance to visit one of New York City's most famous destinations when they traveled to Broadway to see the extravagant musical, "Cats." The activity was organized by student leaders, Jia Duo (Emerald) and Yilin Wang (Linda), who arranged for the exchange visitors to see one of the most popular shows in the city.

First opening in 1981, "Cats" is the fourth longest running show in Broadway's history, and has grown into a global phenomenon. Bringing together the music of Broadway legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, with the poetry of T.S. Eliot, the musical returned for its Broadway Revival this July.

Linda, who studies at Macau University of Science and Technology, was wowed by the production. "It's such a spectacular production, the costumes and designs were a lot of fun," she said. "This is one of those shows that everybody knows about. To see it on Broadway, in such an amazing theater, was like a lifelong dream."

"Coming to Broadway to a see a show was very important for me," said Emerald, also a student at MUST. "I am so grateful that I had this opportunity and could do it with my friends in CCIP. This program has allowed me to not only visit New York, but really experience it."

Groups from the CCIP ( have also seen "Les Misérables" and "The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway this year.


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 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.

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