What is the mission
The CCIP story
CCIP came into existence through a series of events that led the founder, Elizabeth Kay, to realize that a special niche in the world of cultural exchange was not being filled. She, in turn, organized a program that caters to the needs of Asian students interested in broadening their cultural horizons and professional skill sets.
During the Northeast's infamous 2003 blackout, Ms. Kay came across a former co-worker from a publishing company who mentioned that two interns from Hong Kong became helpless during the blackout and needed local support. She met with the two girls and learned about their overseas internship, which was not a popular choice for students at that time. In a casual chat with a Hong Kong university principal, she mentioned that she felt sympathy for the girls' experience and could offer help in case of contingency situations. The principal was amazed by...
CCIP is a stepping stone for Asian exchange visitors to acquire practical experience and gain insights into American society, values, norms, people, business practices, and...
Our mission at CCIP is twofold: to provide future-minded, culturally motivated, and globally responsible students with holistic cross-cultural internship experiences, and to work with socially...
CCIP's goals for exchange visitors is to oversee the fulfillment of their internships by acquiring the skills, knowledge, and cultural understanding necessary to become contributing...
CCIP's principle values:
1. Training young professionals as contributing members and leaders of the future global economy through a guided, structured internship program.
2. Fulfilling a unique...
The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP) is an Exchange Visitor Program (J-1 Intern) that takes place every summer from May through August.
The program, established in 2008, is administered by FUSIA Communications, one of the 80+ Department of State designated visa sponsors in the J-1 Intern category, in collaboration with partner universities in Asia.
CCIP is characterized by a holistic experience encouraging participants to maximize professional opportunities in networking, media exposure, and leadership -- an opportunity beyond simply interning.
Stepping stone for career success
CCIP is a steppingstone for exchange visitors to acquire practical and professional experience while gaining insight into American culture, values, norms, people, and business practices.
CCIP is a cultural gateway for US companies and organizations to connect with the international community to stay abreast of global marketplace trends.