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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'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....

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 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...

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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