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CCIP J-1 interns visited Washington DC
The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP)
Internship in New York City

Pub Date: Fri, Jul 14, 2017
BY Joseph Fonseca (FUSIA) | Fri, Jul 14, 2017 EST

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Nearly 50 CCIP J-1 interns (www.theccip.com) traveled to the nation's capital over the weekend. The students from a dozen universities in East Asia took a bus from New York City to Washington DC to learn about the branches of government in person.

This visit offered the exchange visitors greater insight into the American government and a chance to expand their cultural experience.

In the morning, the exchange visitors met with Congresswoman Grace Meng, a Democratic member of the House of Representatives for New York State. She was available for a meet-and-greet in which the students had their pictures taken. Then, they toured Capitol Hill with Kevin Crowley from the US Department of State's Bureau of education and Cultural Affairs. After the tour, the group split into smaller group and toured around the DC areas.


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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