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Practice makes perfect: Prepping for the Dragon Boat Festival
The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP)
Internship in New York City

Pub Date: Sun, Aug 06, 2017
BY Joseph Fonseca (FUSIA) | Sun, Aug 06, 2017 EST

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With the annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival just a week away, the CCIP J-1 interns who are competing in the races gathered at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park to practice as a team. It's a new experience for the students, but even though it was only their second practice together, they are growing as a team.

The Dragon Boat Festival draws crowds from all over the continent to watch hundreds of races while also enjoying cultural entertainment and a smorgasbord of ethnic cuisine. In addition to the racers, CCIP interns will host a cultural booth to interact with the festival visitors.


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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