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CCIP's jazz night at the Flushing Town Hall
The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP)
Internship in New York City

Pub Date: Wed, May 31, 2017
BY Joseph Fonseca (FUSIA) | Wed, May 31, 2017 EST

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Eleven CCIP J-1 Interns ( attended a jazz concert at the Flushing Town Hall last Wednesday evening (May 31). The concert featured a fusion performance led by Macy Chen, a famous Taiwan-born jazz singer, accompanied by a jazz band.

This opportunity was presented by CAN, a nonprofit organization. Sing Tao Daily News, one of the program's host organizations, kindly sponsored the students' tickets for this wonderful occasion.

Macy Chen delivered a stellar performance and wowed the CCIP students with her talent. In addition, many of the those who attended felt fortunate to visit Flushing Town Hall, a historic landmark in Flushing.

Located on Northern Boulevard, the hall was originally established in 1645 as the seat of government in Flushing until the township was consolidated with New York City in 1898.

"It was my pleasure to be the primary activity leader this time to organize the concert for my host, Sing Tao Daily,” said Megan, one of the activity leaders and a student from the University of Macau. "It's a lot of fun to enjoy a concert like this, which makes our J-1 internship more meaningful. "


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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