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CCIP Announces Its Final Call for 2017 Applicants. 2017-02-17 - The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP) announces the completion of all on-campus sessions with only a small number of positions remaining. Interested students should contact the organizer via Skype chat (fusia_18) to check host availability, complete docs 1-11, and arrange a phone dialogue in place of attending an on-campus Info Session and Intro Interview. During this third recruitment window (also called the open period), students from both partner and non-partner schools are welcome to apply. Students from non-partner schools should first contact the organizer via Skype chat for a brief discussion before proceeding. The CCIP’s application process is known to be more thorough than others'...

CCIP to begin second recruitment window on January 1. 2017-01-01 - After an impressive and popular first recruitment window that ended in November, CCIP is gearing up to begin another round of recruitment on January 1 for its summer 2017 program. “After the large success of our first round of recruitment, more students than ever are applying to CCIP, so we predict a large amount of interest from students during the second window,” said Elizabeth Kay, the principal of FUSIA Communications, the organization that runs CCIP. “We keep hearing of more and more interest all the time.” After the busy exam period and festive holiday season, students are undoubtedly exhausted and looking forward to their breaks from school....

Merry Christmas from CCIP, and Save the Date: The Second Recruitment Window Begins on Jan 1. 2016-11-17 - As the holiday season gets into full swing, CCIP is showing its Christmas spirit with some exciting new developments for the upcoming 2017 program. The second student recruitment window will begin on January 1, and this year’s cohort is already taking shape as many new applicants and past alumni have come together to celebrate being part of the CCIP family. The recruitment windows are a bonding time when former participants gather together. This year's events have included participants from every CCIP year back to 2008. What's even more impressive is that many applicants said they were referred to the program by former participants, showing that...

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 at their internships while getting to know their fellow interns better. The bar's happy hour runs weekdays from 5pm to 8pm and provides extensive views of Queens. "It was a lot of fun to just relax with friends and get a new view of the city," Tsun Kin Chow (Jesse)...

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 are going to do a lot this summer," said Jingyun Cao (Cara), a student at Macau University of Science and Technology, and a member of the Student Advisory Board. "I look forward to getting to know the other interns over the next couple months. It feels like a really good...

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 of accomplishments, bringing together key supporters of its cultural initiative with the exchange visitors themselves to hold the 2016 Recognition Ceremony at Citi Field, home of the Mets, on July 5. Over 140 guests, including exchange visitors, local and foreign government representatives, university partners, and host representatives, attended the event....

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 interns. For the next two to three months, the interns will live together at the YMCA, travel as a group throughout the region, and visit some of New York's most iconic sites. As members of the Student Advisory Board, Jiaying Xie (Karwing) and Yinfei Xue (Sandra) led the orientation by discussing...

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. Happy Hour, which runs from 5pm to 8pm, is a nice time to gather for discounted drinks and food while chatting about New York life. Organized by three student leaders, Jia Duo (Emerald), Yinjie Hua (Joyce), and Sai Hong Ng (John), the students gathered on a Thursday evening, returning to Queens...

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 session at 10 am, Kay welcomed the group to New York and went over some important reminders of items covered at the pre-departure briefing in early April. The orientation also included discussing matters in relation to the J-1 Intern visa program. Afterwards, the meeting was turned over to the activities...

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...

2017 CCIP student enrollment kicks off on Oct 15. 2016-10-07 - The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP), a J-1 internship program, is announcing the launch of its 2017 student enrollment, marking the start of the program's second decade. The first wave of the 2017 enrollment will begin on Oct 16. Interested students please attend an on-campus Info Session and Intro Interview from Oct 26 to Nov...

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...

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...

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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