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Second group of exchange visitors meet for a post-arrival orientation
The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP)
Internship in New York City

Pub Date: Sun, May 28, 2017
BY Joseph Fonseca (FUSIA) | Sun, May 28, 2017 EST

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This past Sunday, the Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP,, an EVP J-1 intern program sponsored by FUSIA, welcomed its second group of exchange visitors with a post-arrival orientation. The new arrivals are among 74 total participants in the program this year who will intern at various companies and organizations throughout New York City while also experiencing the cultural and artistic diversity that the city has to offer.

The orientation was hosted by the program director, Elizabeth Kay, with the assistance of two student leaders. The evening orientation was a light and relaxed way to prepare the new arrivals for the weeks ahead of them and briefly reiterate important information they will need to succeed. The exchange visitors were excited to get to know one another better and eager to ask questions about their weeks in New York. The student leaders also came together to discuss the upcoming group activities.

After the orientation, Elizabeth Kay took the group leaders out to dinner to recognize their support. At the dinner, the group leaders shared what they've learned so far, and discussed what they hoped to contribute to the program and what they hoped to gain. The dinner was a happy atmosphere that set the tone for an exciting summer ahead.


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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