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CCIP exchange visitors are impressed by Princeton University
The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP)
Internship in New York City

Pub Date: Sat, Jun 04, 2016
BY Joseph Fonseca (FUSIA) | Sat, Jun 04, 2016 EST

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On June 4th, the Cross Cultural Internship Program ( chartered a bus for a visit to Princeton University, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the United States. The trip, which also included visiting Jersey Gardens, allowed the exchange visitors to experience more of the region.

Located in a small New Jersey town, Princeton's lush campus features classic architecture standing alongside modern buildings. As a member of the Ivy League, Princeton is world-renowned for its educational rigor and research, as well as its many notable alumni. The CCIP students relished the chance to explore one of the country's most recognizable schools.

"I was very impressed," said Jia Due (Emerald) who is studying at Macau University of Science and Technology. "Besides for its reputation as a great place to study, it's got a wonderful campus. I can see why so many people would want to come here."

After exploring Princeton, the students saw a different side of New Jersey on their way back, stopping in to Jersey Gardens. It is the largest outlet mall in the state, with 230 different stores and restaurants. The students shopped for hours, filling shopping bags with gifts for people back home and picking up goods that would be more expensive back in Asia.

"The prices for many things in the United States are so much cheaper than they are in Hong Kong," said Chi Yu Yeung (Howard), a student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong who helped organize this activity with Emerald. "The mall was very big. It was a little overwhelming, but I still had a great time."

With much of the summer still ahead of them, the students have many more trips and activities to look forward to, including visits to Washington DC, Boston, and Niagara Falls.


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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