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

Pub Date: Fri, Jun 02, 2017
BY Joseph Fonseca (FUSIA) | Fri, Jun 02, 2017 EST

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Every year, one of the highlights for the exchange visitors of the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com), an EVP J-1 intern program sponsored by FUSIA, is the first Friday visit to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) followed by a trip to the observation deck of the Empire State Building. In one outing, the group took in some of the world's most groundbreaking works of art and incomparable 360-degree views of New York City.

With exhibits featuring the works of Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Frank Lloyd Wright, along with creations and new art forms pioneered by living artists, the MoMA, founded in 1929, offers art lovers a truly unique and captivating experience. For most of the exchange visitors, this was the first time to see these renowned works of art in person.

This activity, led by three student leaders, provided the exchange visitors a fuller experience of New York City and American culture while they are here to learn at their professional internships.

"I've glad to have the opportunity to lead," a student leader said. "It provides me with greater responsibility and another perspective on my training aside from my internship."

After the museum, the group traveled together to the Empire State Building where they ascended to New York's highest open-air observatory. The Empire State Building, a National Historic Landmark, is one of the world's most iconic buildings, a 102-story skyscraper constructed in 1931 that has held the title of New York's and even the world's tallest building at various points in its history.


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 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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