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Celebrating the ninth year of success at Citi Field - 2017 CCIP (J-1 Intern) Recognition Ceremony. 2017-07-17 - NEW YORK (July 17, 2017) -- FUSIA/CCIP J-1 Exchange Visitor Program (The Cross Cultural Internship Program, CCIP, www.theccip.com) celebrated another year of accomplishment and brought together key supporters of its cultural initiative and exchange visitors themselves by holding the 2017 Recognition Ceremony at Citi Field, home of the Mets, on Monday, July 17. That night, over 120 guests, including exchange visitors, local and foreign government representatives, university partners, and host representatives, attended the event to celebrate the joint efforts of the greater New York City community and exchange visitors from Asia and Pacific nations to promote cultural exchange through the CCIP exchange visitor program. ...

CCIP's second session kicks off with a post-arrival orientation. 2017-07-09 - As one session comes to a close, another begins. The Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com) welcomed its second session of interns to New York City with a post-arrival orientation. At the session, the group reviewed information it will need to succeed while here and discussed potential group activities. Led by Elizabeth Kay, the program's responsible officer and founder, the orientation was also a time for the new arrivals to meet and get to know each other. The participants are students from a dozen universities across East Asia, some of whom have never been to the United States previously. "I'm excited for the next two months," one of...

Second group of exchange visitors meet for a post-arrival orientation. 2017-05-28 - This past Sunday, the Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP, www.theccip.com), an EVP J-1 intern program sponsored by FUSIA, welcomed its second group of exchange visitors with a post-arrival orientation. The new arrivals are among 74 total participants in the program this year who will intern at various companies and organizations throughout New York City while also experiencing the cultural and artistic diversity that the city has to offer. The orientation was hosted by the program director, Elizabeth Kay, with the assistance of two student leaders. The evening orientation was a light and relaxed way to prepare the new arrivals for the weeks ahead of them and...

CCIP welcomes the first interns of 2017. 2017-05-21 - The ninth year of the Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP) officially launched on May 20 with the arrival of the first group of student interns. This year, the program includes 74 interns split almost evenly across two sessions. The new arrivals were excited to begin what will surely be a fun and educational summer experience. On their first weekend in New York City, the interns had the opportunity to explore their new surroundings, in particular Flushing, Queens, where they are staying at the adjacent Asiatic and Super Lake hotels. The neighborhood is one of the most culturally diverse in the entire city and offers the interns...

On-campus pre-departure orientation for summer exchange visitors. 2017-04-01 - The past week (April 1 through 7), representatives from FUSIA, the organizer of CCIP, made a trip to Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau to conduct pre-departure orientations for the prospective exchange visitors coming this summer to intern in New York City. The first two orientations were held at the College of Business at the City University of Hong Kong on Saturday and Sunday, the first two days of April, to meet with students from Hong Kong as well as student leaders. This was followed by another orientation meeting with 13 students from the University of Macau and Macau University of Science and Technology. Then on Friday,...

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 announces new alumni testimonials. 2017-01-15 - CCIP’s new publication sharing the feedback and thoughts of past participants has blossomed into a large-scale initiative spreading alumni accolades that the program has received from its nearly ten years of operation. “This was such a great opportunity. CCIP offered an incredible chance to learn outside of my comfort zone in a setting that reinforced the development of my professional skills,” Katherine, a former Nanyang Technological University student, described her CCIP experience in the newly released Testimonial Booklet. “It was a meaningful, enriching time.” Besides the words of praise from past participants, the booklet also includes instructions on how to download informative CCIP documents and how...

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 - The past week (April 1 through 7), representatives from FUSIA, the organizer of CCIP, made a trip to Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau to conduct pre-departure orientations for the prospective exchange visitors coming this summer to intern in New York City. The first two orientations were held at the College of Business at the City University of Hong Kong on Saturday and Sunday, the first two days of April, to meet with students from Hong Kong as well as student leaders. This was followed by another orientation meeting with 13 students from the University of Macau and Macau University of Science and Technology. Then on Friday,...

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 12. Limited availability. Registration and some submission tasks are required. Skype fusia_18, Whatsapp +1 (917) 244-2600, or WeChat FUSIA_CCIP with inquiries. Step 1 Sign up for a user account and Info Session (www.theccip.com/reg) Step 2 Log in and complete the Intro Interview Questionnaire (doc 11) Step 3 Sign up for and attend an...

CCIP J-1 Interns race in the 27th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York. 2017-08-12 - Ready, set, row! The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York (www.hkdbf-ny.org) is one of the largest dragon boat festivals in the US, an annual sporting and multicultural event held every August on Meadow Lake in Flushing. The festival hosts over 120 dragon boat teams from across North America and provides visitors with traditional Chinese...

Practice makes perfect: Prepping for the Dragon Boat Festival. 2017-08-06 - With the annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival just a week away, the CCIP J-1 interns who are competing in the races gathered at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park to practice as a team. It's a new experience for the students, but even though it was only their second practice together, they are growing as...

CCIP J-1 interns volunteer and BBQ at Cunningham Park. 2017-07-29 - After a day of volunteering in Queens' Cunningham Park, CCIP's J-1 interns enjoyed a group BBQ. The CCIP exchange visitors came to Queens' 358-acre Cunningham Park this past Saturday to do their part as volunteers by raking leaves, picking up trash, and helping with the care of the lawns. This was an opportunity to learn...

CCIP's first dragon boat practice of 2017. 2017-07-23 - On July 23, twelve exchange visitors from the Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP) held their first practice at Flushing Corona Park in preparation for their upcoming race at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, which is held annually in August. Although it was their first time rowing, the students quickly adjusted to both rowing the...

NYPD gives a safety talk to the CCIP J-1 interns. 2017-07-20 - On Thursday night, a representative for the New York Police Department met with the CCIP J-1 interns (www.theccip.com) to give the new arrivals tips on how to best stay safe while living in the city. The group of exchange visitors are living in Queens and interning with organizations all across New York City. Since the program's...

CCIP celebrates July 4th, Independence Day. 2017-07-04 - CCIP J-1 interns (www.theccip.com) celebrated America's Independence Day in New York City while watching Macy's spectacular firework show. With the Fourth of July falling on a Tuesday this year, the program's exchange visitors enjoyed a day off from their internships to join in the holiday festivities and experience one of America's great traditions. Student leaders arranged...

CCIP's exchange visitors enjoy the Gay Pride Parade. 2017-06-25 - On Sunday, June 25, New York City's annual Gay Pride Parade marched through the city from Midtown to the West Village. The event has become one of the city's biggest celebrations, and it draws participants and observers from all around the world to celebrate gay culture and tolerance. The parade is the culmination of Gay...

The Mermaid Parade lures CCIP for fun in the sun. 2017-06-17 - Brooklyn's wildest and most eclectic party returned to Coney Island over the weekend, with the annual Mermaid Parade drawing thousands of participants and onlookers from all around the country. Celebrating its 35th year, the parade attracted revelers from throughout the boroughs to kick off the summer with nautical-themed costumes and brightly colored art. Every year,...

CCIP J-1 Interns at the NYPD 109th Precinct BBQ. 2017-06-14 - This past Wednesday, CCIP J-1 interns (www.theccip.com) were welcomed to a summer BBQ hosted by the New York Police Department's 109th Precinct Community Council. The 109th precinct covers a culturally diverse population and includes the neighborhoods of Queensboro Hill, College Point, East Flushing, and Downtown Flushing, where the exchange visitors are staying while interning in...

CCIP's exchange visitors attend the Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade. 2017-05-29 - For Memorial Day, the Cross Cultural Internship Program's (www.theccip.com), an EVP J-1 intern program sponsored by FUSIA, exchange visitors attended in the 90th Annual Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade. The largest of its kind in the nation, the parade that takes place in Queens, New York, recognizes veterans and those who have fallen in combat....

CCIP J-1 interns visited Washington DC. 2017-07-14 - Nearly 50 CCIP J-1 interns (www.theccip.com) traveled to the nation's capital over the weekend. The students from a dozen universities in East Asia took a bus from New York City to Washington DC to learn about the branches of government in person. This visit offered the exchange visitors greater insight into the American government and a...

CCIP exchange visitors learn about local government from Councilman Koo. 2017-07-11 - The CCIP J-1 interns (www.theccip.com) were given a unique opportunity to meet with Councilman Peter Koo last Monday evening. The group met at the councilman's office to discuss government in New York. Councilman Koo was elected to the New York City Council in 2009 to represent District 20, which includes parts of Flushing. Prior to joining...

The Government Day. 2017-06-20 - On June 20, FUSIA/CCIP J-1 interns (www.theccip.com) spent the day learning about the government of the United States. CCIP partners with universities in East Asia to provide New York City internships to foreign students so they can gain real world experience and share in a cultural exchange. The first stop for the exchange visitors was...

CCIP students march with NYC Comptroller Stringer in the Annual Ecuadorian Day Parade. 2017-08-06 - Thousands of people lined up along the streets of Jackson Heights on Sunday to watch the annual Ecuadorian Day Parade. The parade celebrates Ecuadorian Independence Day which falls on August 10. CCIP J-1 Interns (www.theccip.com) took part in this parade by marching with New York City Comptroller, Scott. M. Stringer and staff from his...

CCIP J-1 interns shop 'til they drop at Woodbury Common. 2017-08-05 - In the final month of the program, CCIP J-1 interns (www.theccip.com) took advantage of the great deals at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. Riding a chartered bus to the massive shopping center, the exchange visitors spent Saturday afternoon picking up souvenirs for their return home. A little over an hour north of New York City, Woodbury Common,...

CCIP returns to Broadway for "The Phantom of the Opera". 2017-08-02 - In its second session, the Cross Cultural Internship (www.theccip.com) returned to the Majestic Theatre to see Broadway's longest running show, "The Phantom of the Opera." The group of J-1 interns were enthralled by the spectacle of the beloved musical that has entertained audiences all over the world. "It's one of the most famous shows in the...

CCIP has a unique experience at the Grand Mid-Summer Pow-Wow. 2017-07-30 - The Grand Mid-Summer Pow-Wow is New York City's oldest and largest Native American celebration. This year's event was held over three consecutive days. During the three days, there were dance contests, unique performances, and traditional arts and crafts exhibition. The Grand Mid-Summer Pow-Wow was a great opportunity for CCIP exchange visitors who are from the Asia-Pacific...

CCIP returns to the 9/11 Memorial Museum and One World Observatory. 2017-07-25 - The second session of FUSIA/CCIP J-1 interns visited the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Tuesday evening. Due to weather effecting visibility, the original plan to visit the One World Observatory was rescheduled for the following Monday. With student leaders procuring free tickets to the 9/11 Museum ahead of time, the group gathered after their...

Visiting the Statue of Liberty, Round 2. 2017-07-23 - Session B CCIP exchange visitors toured the famed Statue of Liberty, a symbol of the freedom and immigration that make America unique. The statue was given to the United States from the French in memory of the US – France coalition during America’s war for independence. Known throughout the world, the statue is a neoclassical...

Riding high: CCIP J-1 interns visit Six Flags. 2017-07-22 - In the midst of their summer program, the CCIP J-1 interns (www.theccip.com) spent a Saturday together at Six Flags Great Adventure. The amusement park, which is located in New Jersey and is the second largest in the world, includes 13 roller coasters and dozens of other rides and games spread over eleven themed areas. Six Flags...

High art and sky high: CCIP visits MoMA and the Empire State Building. 2017-07-21 - Taking advantage of one of the best museum deals in the city, a group of second-session exchange visitors attended a UNIQLO Free Friday Night at the Museum of Modern Art. CCIP J-1 interns (www.theccip.com) followed up the museum by visiting the observation deck of the iconic Empire State Building. Established in 1929, the MoMA has one...

CCIP J-1 interns at Woodbury Common. 2017-06-24 - Before their internships ended, exchange visitors from East Asia took advantage of the great deals at the Woodbury Common, an outlet center about an hour and a half north of New York City. The Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com), an EVP J-1 Intern program sponsored by FUSIA, arranges for students from across Asia to intern...

"The Phantom of the Opera" thrills the CCIP exchange visitors. 2017-06-22 - As the longest running show in Broadway history, "The Phantom of the Opera" has run continuously at the Majestic Theatre since 1988 and was the first and only musical in Broadway's history to surpass 10,000 performances. The musical has been seen by over 140 million people around the world and continues to be one of...

CCIP visits the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. 2017-06-18 - On Saturday, CCIP J-1 interns (www.theccip.com) rode the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. One of the most iconic symbols in America, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated in 1886 and designated as a New York City Landmark in 1976. The copper statue stands at 151 feet tall in New York...

CCIP J-1 Interns create unique paper cut gifts for their hosts. 2017-06-17 - It is a Cross Cultural Internship Program tradition to give out paper cut honors to host organizations and supporters at their annual Recognition Ceremony. The paper cut gifts are hand-made by selected students, with each year involving a unique theme. This year's theme was the Year of the Rooster, symbolizing the hope and excitement of...

CCIP attends a colorful musical celebration in the park. 2017-06-15 - CCIP J-1 interns (www.theccip.com) traveled to Cunningham Park on Thursday, June 15, to enjoy the music of the New York Philharmonic. The free event, which began at 8 pm, included powerful performances of the works of renowned composers Antonin Dvorak, Leonard Bernstein, and George Gershwin. Immediately following the concert, the night was filled with an...

CCIP J- 1 Interns at the Museum Mile Festival. 2017-06-13 - On Tuesday, June 13, FUSIA/CCIP J-1 interns (www.theccip.com) attended the Museum Mile Festival. This outing is consistently one of the favorites among the group's cultural activities. The festival, which is held along Fifth Avenue, is an annual event that has drawn millions of visitors ever since its inception in 1978. The free event stretches from 82nd...

CCIP exchange visitors learn at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center. 2017-06-11 - On June 11, CCIP J-1 interns (www.theccip.com) visited the Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) for the first time. Operated by and located on the campus of Queensborough Community College, the center houses historical documents, books, and audio-visual materials to serve as a "learning laboratory" for the school and the community. The interns were given a rare...

CCIP J-1 Interns at Carnegie Hall. 2017-06-11 - Over the weekend, CCIP J-1 interns (www.theccip.com) visited one of New York City's most iconic performance venues, Carnegie Hall. The group attended a performance of Inspirational Liaisons, a concert series that was originally started in Hong Kong. The group was gifted free tickets to the performance by an alumni of the University of Hong Kong, one...

CCIP visits the 9/11 Museum and one world observatory. 2017-06-09 - Erected in the wake of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers, the One World Trade Center now stands in their place as the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Tens of millions of visitors from all over the world have come to the 9/11 memorial since it opened in 2011. On Tuesday evening, exchange...

Beautiful views: CCIP exchange visitors go to MoMA and the Empire State Building. 2017-06-02 - Every year, one of the highlights for the exchange visitors of the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com), an EVP J-1 intern program sponsored by FUSIA, is the first Friday visit to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) followed by a trip to the observation deck of the Empire State Building. In one outing, the group...

MoMA and the Empire State Building. 2017-06-02 - Every year, one of the highlights for the exchange visitors of the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com), an EVP J-1 intern program sponsored by FUSIA, is the first Friday visit to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) followed by a trip to the observation deck of the Empire State Building. In one outing, the group...

CCIP's jazz night at the Flushing Town Hall. 2017-05-31 - Eleven CCIP J-1 Interns (www.theccip.com) attended a jazz concert at the Flushing Town Hall last Wednesday evening (May 31). The concert featured a fusion performance led by Macy Chen, a famous Taiwan-born jazz singer, accompanied by a jazz band. This opportunity was presented by CAN, a nonprofit organization. Sing Tao Daily News, one of the program's...

Exchange visitors volunteer at Cunningham Park. 2017-06-03 - The CCIP J-1 interns (www.theccip.com) arrived at Cunningham Park on Saturday morning to offer their services to keep the park beautiful. Cunningham Park is one of the largest in Queens and offers sports fields, bike paths, hiking trails, and plenty of wide open space for residents to enjoy. At over 350 acres, keeping Cunningham Park clean...

Saying "Hi" to Mayor de Blasio. 2017-07-18 - CCIP participant Karen Ng, who is a J-1 intern at NYS Senator Stavisky's office, attended the City Resource Fair on July 18, 2017 (http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/486-17/mayor-de-blasio-plans--65-million-community-health-center-flushing#/) and had an opportunity to take a photo with Mayor Bill de Blasio at the event. "Interning in the district office of NYS Senator Toby Ann Stavisky gives me opportunities to...

CCIP dines and learns with CEO of First American International Bank. 2017-07-12 - On Wednesday evening, CCIP J-1 interns (www.theccip.com) had dinner with Mark Ricca, the president and CEO of First American International Bank. It was a special opportunity to learn how the bank interacts with and supports the community. FAIB was founded in 1999, specifically with the purpose of serving the Chinese-American immigrant population in New York City....

The Youth Leadership Forum welcomes CCIP. 2017-06-04 - The past Sunday, CCIP J-1 interns were invited to attend the Youth Leadership Forum organized by China AIDS Fund. The event took place at the Sheraton East LaGuardia Hotel. China AIDS Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of medically, economically, and socially deprived children in China while cultivating heritage and leadership...

The exchange visitors learn about the American banking system at TD Bank. 2017-06-01 - On Thursday, June 1, the exchange visitors of the Cross Cultural Internship Program (www.theccip.com), an EVP J-1 intern program sponsored by FUSIA, went as a group to learn about American banks and the broader banking system at the Flushing branch of TD Bank. The store manager, Calvin Chu, provided in overview of the industry and...

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