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High art and sky high: CCIP visits MoMA and the Empire State Building
The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP)
Internship in New York City

Pub Date: Fri, Jul 21, 2017
BY Joseph Fonseca (FUSIA) | Fri, Jul 21, 2017 EST

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Taking advantage of one of the best museum deals in the city, a group of second-session exchange visitors attended a UNIQLO Free Friday Night at the Museum of Modern Art. CCIP J-1 interns ( followed up the museum by visiting the observation deck of the iconic Empire State Building.

Established in 1929, the MoMA has one of the largest collections of modern art in the world, with exhibits featuring photography, painting, sculpture, and multimedia works. The collection includes works by Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, Vincent van Gogh, and dozens of other luminaries.

While they are in New York, the exchange visitors participate in numerous cultural and art activities. As one of the students said of the MoMA, "Being able to see this famous art is a highlight of my time here. It's a reminder that New York City has so much to offer."

After the museum, the evening continued with a trip to the Empire State Building, one of the most famous skyscrapers ever built. The exchange visitors were very excited to see the city from the 86th floor.

"Joining CCIP has allowed me to do things I've always wanted to do," one student said. "Visiting the Empire State Building has always been a dream of mine."

Among the other activities the exchange visitors will participate in during the summer is the Dragon Boat Festival in Queens and a trip to Boston. The activities are planned to encourage the visitors to experience American culture and get involved in the community.


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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