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CCIP J-1 Interns at Carnegie Hall
The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP)
Internship in New York City

Pub Date: Sun, Jun 11, 2017
BY Joseph Fonseca (FUSIA) | Sun, Jun 11, 2017 EST

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Over the weekend, CCIP J-1 interns ( visited one of New York City's most iconic performance venues, Carnegie Hall. The group attended a performance of Inspirational Liaisons, a concert series that was originally started in Hong Kong.

The group was gifted free tickets to the performance by an alumni of the University of Hong Kong, one of CCIP's partner schools. The concert featured chamber music by Vaughan Williams, Maurice Ravel, and George Gershwin, all 20th century contemporaries who inspired each other's compositions. Each of the ensemble's six performers are classically trained and have received wide acclaim for their talents.

Describing the evening, Julian from Nanyang Technological University said, "It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see a concert at Carnegie Hall. You hear about it all the time, but actually being there: The atmosphere was ecstatic. Best concert of the year!"

Missy from Nanyang Technological University added, "The performers were all so talented, and the music was beautiful. I'm so grateful I had this opportunity."


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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