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CCIP exchange visitors gather in Flushing for happy hour. 2016-07-14 - Meeting at the Oo Bar & Lounge, a rooftop bar in the One Boutique Hotel in Flushing, the student interns from the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com) shared laughs and discounted food and drinks. Organized by three members of the CCIP's Student Advisory Board, the gathering allowed the exchange visitors to unwind after a day...

The final CCIP students arrive in New York. 2016-07-10 - The Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com) welcomed the last remaining sessions of interns with a post-arrival orientation on Sunday, July 10th. Gathering at the YMCA in Flushing where the students will live during their time in New York, the students discussed planned activities, reviewed important program topics, and came together for a group photo. "We...

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer declared July 5, 2016 "Cross-Cultural Internship Appreciation Day". 2016-07-05 - J-1 Designated Sponsor FUSIA Communications hosts the 2016 CCIP Recognition Ceremony at Citi Field Foreign and local government officials, community leaders, and 75 elite Asian Pacific exchange visitors come together to celebrate accomplishments and efforts in the field of cultural exchange. NEW YORK -- FUSIA/CCIP J-1 Exchange Visitor Program (The Cross Cultural Internship Program, www.theccip.com) celebrated another year...

More CCIP students arrive and attend orientation. 2016-06-26 - On June 26th, the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com) officially welcomed more exchange visitors to New York City. The group of 12 students met in the Blue Room at the Flushing YMCA to discuss planned group activities and finalize program preparations. The post-arrival orientations are opportunities for the new arrivals to get to know their fellow...

Happy Hour: CCIP exchange visitors get to know each other over food and drinks. 2016-06-09 - After a long day at their respective internships, the Cross Cultural Internship Program's (www.theccip.com) group of exchange visitors came together at Oo Bar & Lounge for some happy hour revelry. Located in the heart of Flushing, Oo Bar is situated on the rooftop of the One Boutique Hotel and offers great views of the city....

Second post-arrival orientation welcomes exchange visitors to CCIP. 2016-06-05 - After the arrival of more students on May 28th and June 4th, the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com) held its second post-arrival orientation. The program's founder, Elizabeth Kay, who is also a designated visa sponsor program officer, conducted the session with the help of two student leaders, Yueran Yang (Jessie) and Yilin Wang (Linda). Starting the...

Welcoming 2016 CCIP students at the Post-Arrival Orientation. 2016-05-22 - On May 22nd, the Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP) welcomed the second group of student interns. Along with those who arrived on May 8th, the students went through a post-arrival orientation in the Flushing YMCA's Blue Room. With nearly 30 students from many of Asia's top universities, the room overflowed with excitement and anticipation as...

Six students ring in the 2016 CCIP. 2016-05-09 - The 2016 Cross Cultural Internship Program had its soft launch on May 8th with the arrival of the first six students. Starting their programs in the second week of May, they gathered at the Flushing YMCA. "I have high expectations for this program," said Dongqing Liu (Cathy) from Nanyang Technological University. "I am excited about all...

2016 CCIP students prepare to arrive in New York City. 2016-04-15 - This year, the Cross Cultural Internship Program selected 75 strong participants from nearly 1000 applicants. In April, the program's director and founder, Elizabeth Kay, traveled to Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau for the pre-departure orientations. Program alumni also joined in at the various gatherings to welcome the new students into the CCIP culture. They shared...

CCIP 2016's second recruitment window is an opportunity to make new friends and reconnect with old ones. 2016-02-08 - At the beginning of the year, the CCIP organizer traveled from New York to Asia to meet with the candidates for the 2016 program. CCIP former participants and candidates came together for days of conversation, interviews, and guidance. With hundreds of applicants for the January application window, the trip was hectic, but fun and...

Announcing the launch of its second recruitment window. 2016-01-07 - With the holidays over, CCIP now marks the launch of the second recruitment window (Jan 4, 2016 onwards). Representatives from New York, joined by past participants, will conduct another set of on-campus info sessions and interviews. SINGAPORE, HONG KONG AND MACAU Jan 18 (Mon) 4:45 pm at NTU Jan 19 (Tue) 5 pm at NUS Jan 22 (Fri)...

CCIP alumni reunite to support 2016 CCIP recruitment. 2015-11-25 - Just as the festive and happy holiday season began, the CCIP's November application window for 2016 came to a close. It was a fun and informative experience, highlighted by reunions with many fantastic alumni who played vital roles in the recruitment process, offering their insights and experience throughout the information sessions, interviews and gatherings. These...

Announcing the launch of the first 2016 CCIP application window from October 15 through November 20, 2015. 2015-10-15 - The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP) announces the launch of the 2016 program. Registration Window 1 is open from Oct 15 to Nov 20 (see www.theccip.com) when program representatives from New York will come to Asia to conduct on-campus interviews and info sessions at each partner institution (register @ www.theccip.com/register). See www.theccip.com/info for complete schedules. CCIP...

NYPD officers explain how to stay safe in New York City. 2016-07-15 - With the help of the New York Police Department, CCIP organized a safety briefing to educate the new arrivals about personal safety tips for reducing instances of crime and spotting potential scams. With their safety being a top priority, this was a great way for the students to learn how to navigate the city's streets...

CCIP exchange visitors enjoy music and fireworks at Cunningham Park. 2016-06-20 - The New York Philharmonic played a concert in Cunningham Park this past Monday evening. After finishing their day at their internships, the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com) exchange visitors traveled to the park to experience the music along with the fireworks show that took place after the concert. The concert series, which has been an annual...

CCIP interns visit Mermaids on land. 2016-06-18 - The CCIP exchange visitors had one of the more unique experiences of their summer this past weekend when they traveled to Coney Island for the annual Mermaid Parade. As one of the most eclectic and iconic events held in the city, the Mermaid Parade is led by King Neptune and Queen Mermaid and includes an...

CCIP exchange visitors go under the big tent at the Big Apple Circus. 2016-06-11 - On June 11th, after spending the morning volunteering in Cunningham Park, students from the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com) attended the Big Apple Circus, a nearly two hour show that set up its big tent in the park from May 15th to June 12th. This year, the circus, an annual event and New York landmark,...

NYPD provide CCIP students tips for staying safe in the city. 2016-06-08 - To ensure the safety of the interns while they are here in New York, CCIP organized a special safety briefing with the New York Police Department so they could learn how to avoid being the target of crime and the best ways to protect their property. NYPD officer Semler spoke with the group, providing tips for...

Celebrating Memorial Day at the Little Neck-Douglaston Parade. 2016-05-30 - With most of the CCIP participants having only arrived the previous weekend, the Memorial Day celebration on May 30th was a great opportunity for them to get a sense of both the culture and history of their temporary home. The sunshine also made it a perfect day to appreciate New York City in the spring. The...

The Great White Way: CCIP students visit Broadway. 2016-07-26 - The CCIP students had a chance to visit one of New York City's most famous destinations when they traveled to Broadway to see the extravagant musical, "Cats." The activity was organized by student leaders, Jia Duo (Emerald) and Yilin Wang (Linda), who arranged for the exchange visitors to see one of the most popular shows...

CCIP students travel to Niagara Falls and Boston. 2016-07-04 - Over the Fourth of July weekend, students in the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com) took a break from New York City to visit Niagara Falls and Boston. Chartering a bus, the group left early Friday morning for the nine hour drive up to Niagara Falls, a collection of three waterfalls that sit along the border...

CCIP students learn about the US government in the nation's capitol. 2016-06-24 - Over 40 students from the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com) traveled to the nation's capital, Washington DC. The city is the base of the federal government, with all three branches - the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial - centered there. This visit offered the exchange visitors greater insight into the American government and a chance to...

CCIP students learn about the Singapore Mission in New York. 2016-06-09 - On Thursday evening, exchange visitors of the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com) had a unique opportunity to learn about the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Singapore, one of only two permanent missions that Singapore maintains. Students from Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore spent the evening meeting with Joseph Teo, the Deputy...

CCIP exchange visitors visit Councilman Koo's office. 2016-06-03 - On June 3rd, The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP) exchange visitors went to the office of Councilman Peter Koo to gain valuable insight into the local and international political culture of the United States. Councilman Koo was elected to the New York City Council in November 2009. As a local businessman and community activist, Councilman...

CCIP exchange visitors take advantage of the deals at Woodbury Commons. 2016-08-14 - As the end of the summer approaches for the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com), students are enjoying the last of the remaining group activities. This past Sunday, many of them traveled together to Woodbury Commons, one of the largest outlet centers in the country. It was a chance to shop for deals while also enjoying...

In the race: CCIP exchange visitors partake in the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. 2016-08-06 - The Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com) spent the weekend in Flushing Meadows Park attending the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, the largest multi-cultural festival in the state. Celebrating the fifth month of the lunar calendar, this annual event includes a parade, Asian folk arts and crafts, a food court featuring a variety of ethnic cuisines,...

Second group of CCIP students visit TD Bank. 2016-08-03 - CCIP returned to the Flushing branch of CCIP on August 3rd so that a second group of CCIP students could learn about the American banking system and how it compares to the systems in Hong Kong and China. As they did previously, a representative of the bank took the time to discuss the unique facets...

The Garden State: CCIP visits Princeton and New Jersey's largest mall. 2016-07-24 - Over the weekend, students in the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com) took a chartered bus to visit New York's neighboring state, New Jersey. Their first destination was the campus of Princeton University, a renowned Ivy League school and one of the nine colonial colleges founded before the American Revolution. Huixin Wang (Ivy) and Jiaying Xie (Karwing),...

CCIP exchange visitors learn about the US government. 2016-07-21 - On July 21, exchange visitors from Asia in the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com) visited prominent government organizations throughout New York City. Led by five members of the program's Student Advisory Board, the group's Government Day taught them about the political culture of the United States. Starting in the morning, the first stop for the students...

CCIP exchange visitors experience Les Misérables. 2016-07-19 - The Cross Cultural Exchange Program (www.theccip.com) has returned to Broadway, this time to see the world-renowned musical, "Les Misérables," based on the novel by Victor Hugo. The show, in its current run since 2014, is playing at the Imperial Theatre, which opened in 1924. The story is about a French peasant in the early 19th-century...

CCIP exchange visitors take second trip to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. 2016-07-17 - This past Sunday, the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com) returned to the Statue of Liberty. For most of the exchange visitors, this was their first chance to visit the iconic and world-renowned national monument in person. It was a hot, summer day, perfect weather for riding a ferry out into the bay. The activity was...

CCIP returns to MoMA and the Empire State Building. 2016-07-15 - With new sessions beginning every few weeks, the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com) returned to the Museum of Modern Art for their UNIQLO Free Friday Night promotion. From 4pm to 8pm every Friday night, there is open admission to all galleries, exhibitions and films. The MoMA, which was founded in 1929, includes some of the...

Visit to September 11 Memorial & Museum inspires CCIP students. 2016-07-12 - On July 12th, a second group of students from the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com) visited the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center site. Opened on September 11, 2011, the tenth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, the memorial commemorates the lives lost. Two reflecting pools now sit in the...

CCIP exchange visitors meet the Phantom of the Opera. 2016-07-06 - For their first visit to Broadway, the exchange visitors of the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com) attended a performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera." One of the most famous musicals in the world, "The Phantom of the Opera" is the longest-running show in Broadway history and currently plays at the Majestic...

Walking a Mile: Interns visit Manhattan's Museum Mile. 2016-06-14 - On Tuesday night, the CCIP exchange visitors met to enjoy the Museum Mile Festival, one of Manhattan's most idyllic events. Stretching up Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 105th streets, the Mile connects seven different museums along tree-lined walks with views of Central park. The students spread out to explore what the festival had to offer, which...

What a deal: CCIP students go shopping at Woodbury Commons. 2016-06-12 - This past weekend, the exchange visitors of the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com) took a bus to one of New York's best destination for shopping deals, Woodbury Commons. Opened in 1985, the sprawling outdoor outlet center covers more than 800,000 square feet and has 220 different stores offering discounts on some of the most famous...

CCIP Exchange Visitors visit MoMA and the Empire State Building. 2016-06-10 - Through a collaboration with UNIQLO, Friday nights at the Museum of Modern Art are free. A group of students from the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com) took advantage of this opportunity to see some of the most unique and interesting art in New York City. This outing was organized by Jia Duo (Emerald) and Geng...

CCIP students visit September 11 Memorial & Museum. 2016-06-07 - The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is located at the site of the World Trade Center. The memorial pays tribute to those who lost their lives in New York, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania as a result of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Two reflecting pools, each nearly an acre in size, sit...

CCIP exchange visitors see the Statue of Liberty up close. 2016-06-05 - There is no New York icon more recognizable than the Statue of Liberty. Donated to the US by the people of France and officially dedicated on October 28, 1886, Lady Liberty is located on an island in Upper New York Bay and attracts four million people each year. On June 5th, after the second post-arrival orientation,...

CCIP exchange visitors are impressed by Princeton University. 2016-06-04 - On June 4th, the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com) 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...

May 8th arrivals enjoyed fruitful second weekend in NYC. 2016-05-14 - After the first week of their internship, the May 8th arrival group settled in and explored New York City. On Saturday, May 14th, they crossed the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan before enjoying ice cream at the pier and visiting the DUMBO location of Fusia Communications, the organizer of CCIP. "The Brooklyn Bridge was a must see...

Returning to Cunningham Park: CCIP students volunteer. 2016-07-16 - Dressed in matching shirts and gloves, a group of students from the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com) returned to Cunningham Park in the morning on July 16th for a second day of volunteering. The park, located in central Queens, is 358 acres of trees, trails, and fields ideal for a game of baseball on a...

Giving back: CCIP exchange visitors volunteer at Cunningham Park. 2016-06-11 - Though New York City is known for its towering skyscrapers, the five boroughs are also home to many of the country's most impressive city parks. Cunningham Park in northeast Queens is 358 acres with baseball fields, bike trails and plenty of open space. It's a place of pride for the local residents, and it takes...

CCIP students present living outside America to YMCA Beacon. 2016-05-27 - One of the core missions of the Cross Cultural Internship Program is bringing together people from different backgrounds to share their unique perspectives and experiences. To that end, on May 27th, the CCIP students had the opportunity to talk with a group of local teens at the Flushing YMCA Beacon Center Program on the topic,...

CCIP students learn about American banking at TD Bank. 2016-05-26 - On May 26th, a group of CCIP students visited the Flushing branch of TD Bank for a chance to learn about the American banking system and how it compares to the systems in Hong Kong and China. The bank's representative graciously took time to discuss TD Bank's history with the students, detailing how the company...

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