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A heartfelt farewell to our 2017 participants and greetings to 2018 candidates as we celebrate CCIP's 10th anniversary!
The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP)
Internship in New York City

Pub Date: Thu, Aug 24, 2017
BY Aileen Painter | Thu, Aug 24, 2017 EST

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As 2017 comes to a close, CCIP wishes the very best for its departing participants. This past year has been a special time as participants worked hard as greatly appreciated professionals in their internships and with shared cultural experiences like the Mermaid Parade led by American rock stars Debbie Harry and Chris Stein from the band Blondie, a visit to the United Nations to learn about US government, and classical music performances by the distinguished New York Philharmonic in Cunningham Park.

But, like all good things come they end as the interns leave New York with cherished cultural and work experiences to hold as they become international professionals.

Marilyn, a Chinese University of Hong Kong student, commented "It has been a fantastic experience being in this internship program where I have strengthened my cosmopolitan character in New York! In this time I've learned a lot about American etiquette with my new friends and colleagues, and our shared experience has made a great lasting impression as I continue my professional journey."

CCIP is happy that the participants have had positive cultural experiences while collaborating with working professionals in each of their fields to gain new types of etiquette. Julian, a NTU student, shared "This internship has given me amazing opportunities to work and bond with professional colleagues who share interests in engineering. I've learned so much while sharing happy moments that will stay with me forever."

As our participants have grown, the program has encouraged that the interns balance their skills and strengths to better navigate the professional world to fully realize their potential.

Hayley, a University of Hong Kong student, added "While interning in New York I've had an amazing time working with bright, professional colleagues who have shared encouraging ideas about the cultural differences of the US and Hong Kong. Coming here has been a wonderful experience to balance my skills in teamwork and leadership."

This year the program has successfully guided our interns to build their confidence to continue communication with their new internship colleagues and to further prepare themselves in their promising futures. As Grace, a University of Macau student, aptly stated "It's amazing how much we have all grown in the short but everlasting time in this program. I look forward to continuing my studies with greater confidence in becoming a contributing leader of the global economy!"

As 2017 is coming to a close, the CCIP is already preparing for its 2018 program. Applications will begin to be accepted on October 1st, and CCIP is already arranging a meaningful and informative recruitment process.

As Gutz, a City University of Hong Kong, College of Business student, said "This experience has given me a lot of joyful moments shared with new friends as we learned about American culture. Coming together in this program, discovering new lifestyles, and excelling as international individuals -- what a blast it's been! I am sure that next year's participants will have an outstanding experience!"


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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