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The Government Day
The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP)
Internship in New York City

Pub Date: Tue, Jun 20, 2017
BY Joseph Fonseca (FUSIA) | Tue, Jun 20, 2017 EST

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On June 20, FUSIA/CCIP J-1 interns (www.theccip.com) spent the day learning about the government of the United States. CCIP partners with universities in East Asia to provide New York City internships to foreign students so they can gain real world experience and share in a cultural exchange.

The first stop for the exchange visitors was the United Nations Headquarters, located on an 18-acre stretch of land along the East River which has been declared international territory and belongs to the 193 member states of the organization. The group was given a tour and met with international leaders who helped explain the role of the UN and the complexities of international politics.

Julian, from Nanyang Technological University, remarked, "The United Nations is such a big venue. It's good to hear about the work being done to try to bring people together and help those in need. It is important to consider ourselves as global citizens."

For a portion of the group, their UN visit was followed by a trip to the office of United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Senator Gillibrand has represented the state of New York since 2009 and, in 2014, was selected for Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people. At the senator's office, the exchange visitors learned about daily operations and challenges, as well as the key responsibilities of a US senator.

The final stop for the group of exchange visitors was the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office located in Midtown. One of 11 HKETO locations outside of the Greater China Region, the New York office exists to support Hong Kong's economic and political interests in the United States. The visit gave the exchange visitors insight into how Hong Kong effectively serves as a gateway between China and the United States.

"Understanding how different governments function and interact with each other is vital," one of the student leaders stated. "The world economy has no borders so everything we learned today will help me in my future career."
On June 20, FUSIA/CCIP J-1 interns (www.theccip.com) spent the day learning about the government of the United States. CCIP partners with universities in East Asia to provide New York City internships to foreign students so they can gain real world experience and share in a cultural exchange.

The first stop for the exchange visitors was the United Nations Headquarters, located on an 18-acre stretch of land along the East River which has been declared international territory and belongs to the 193 member states of the organization. The group was given a tour and met with international leaders who helped explain the role of the UN and the complexities of international politics.

Julian, from Nanyang Technological University, remarked, "The United Nations is such a big venue. It's good to hear about the work being done to try to bring people together and help those in need. It is important to consider ourselves as global citizens."

"Peace is the foundation of social and economic development, and there is a dispute between nations to find a politically more humane solution, said Chung Wing Hei (Kelly) from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The operation of this institution and the challenges facing the world. "

For a portion of the group, their UN visit was followed by a trip to the office of United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Senator Gillibrand has represented the state of New York since 2009 and, in 2014, was selected for Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people. At the senator's office, the exchange visitors learned about daily operations and challenges, as well as the key responsibilities of a US senator.

The final stop for the group of exchange visitors was the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office located in Midtown. One of 11 HKETO locations outside of the Greater China Region, the New York office exists to support Hong Kong's economic and political interests in the United States. The visit gave the exchange visitors insight into how Hong Kong effectively serves as a gateway between China and the United States.

"Understanding how different governments function and interact with each other is vital," one of the student leaders stated. "The world economy has no borders so everything we learned today will help me in my future career."

"The United Nations plays an important role in mediating international disputes and protecting national cultural heritage.” Marilyn from the Chinese University of Hong Kong said. “I would like to know more about how this multinational organization works and will contribute more to international justice in the future."


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 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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