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Visiting the Statue of Liberty, Round 2
The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP)
Internship in New York City

Pub Date: Sun, Jul 23, 2017
BY Joseph Fonseca (FUSIA) | Sun, Jul 23, 2017 EST

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Session B CCIP exchange visitors toured the famed Statue of Liberty, a symbol of the freedom and immigration that make America unique. The statue was given to the United States from the French in memory of the US – France coalition during America’s war for independence. Known throughout the world, the statue is a neoclassical icon that was unveiled in 1886.

"Ellis Island is absolutely amazing. It offers great views of New York and insight into America's history and its unique melting pot character," Cathy Li from the Macau University of Science and Technology stated about her visit to the statue. "I was especially happy to take such nice photos!"

The visit was also beneficial because it gave the exchange visitors an opportunity to discuss America's history in an environment rich with cultural significance.

"I felt the impact of being in such a globally significant site. It's something you see on TV or in pictures so often that its importance is without question," Cathy elaborated about her visit.


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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