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CCIP's second session kicks off with a post-arrival orientation
The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP)
Internship in New York City

Pub Date: Sun, Jul 09, 2017
BY Joseph Fonseca (FUSIA) | Sun, Jul 09, 2017 EST

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As one session comes to a close, another begins. The Cross Cultural Internship Program ( welcomed its second session of interns to New York City with a post-arrival orientation. At the session, the group reviewed information it will need to succeed while here and discussed potential group activities.

Led by Elizabeth Kay, the program's responsible officer and founder, the orientation was also a time for the new arrivals to meet and get to know each other. The participants are students from a dozen universities across East Asia, some of whom have never been to the United States previously.

"I'm excited for the next two months," one of the students said. "I'm a little nervous, too, but we've had a lot of preparation, and I know I'm here with a good group."

As she did with the first session, following the orientation, Elizabeth took the group leaders to dinner to express appreciation for their efforts. These leaders will be in charge of organizing the activities and serve as a liaison between the exchange visitors and the program administrators.

"This is a great opportunity," one of the student leaders said. "It's not only a chance to gain skills for my career, but I'm going to meet new people who I hope to stay in touch with for a long time."


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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