Apply as an individual participant
Required documents for a US visa
Apply as a host organization
Documents for before and during programs
Promoting cultural exchange between the US and other countries
Prospective exchange visitors will apply for a J-1 visa at a US embassy or consulate
US government agencies that exchange visitors may interact with
Useful information when living and interning in the US
Necessary information to help participants prepare for their trip to the US
Tips and advice that will help participants adapt to a new work environment
Accomodation, transportation, weather, and culture.
Social Security Card, US tax forms, filing, and more.
Workers’ Compensation by state, State W-4 forms, and more.
Subpart A Administration
Subpart B Specific Program Provisions
Subpart C Status of EVs
Subpart D Sanctions
Subpart E Termination and Revocation of Programs
Subpart F SEVIS
Fusia connects, grows and serves global young professionals since 2008.
We're a designated sponsor of the US Dept. of State's J-1 (BridgeUSA) internship programs
CCIP catered to career-driven individuals with a passion for global experience and who fulfill the program’s admission criteria.
To get started, first check to ensure that you meet the program’s eligibility requirements. Then, take a look at the ideal candidate profile to see if CCIP is the right fit for you.
After being accepted, participants will need to provide proof of the information they have given, such as a financial statement and school transcripts, for verification purposes.
Age 18+ prior to the program start date, foreign individuals, who hold a passport or travel documents valid at least six months after program end date
Possessing verifiable English language skills required to successfully function and navigate on a day-to-day basis in English-speaking social and professional environments
Being in good academic standing, having no pending disciplinary action, and having a field of study aligned with the anticipated field of internship.
Being an undergraduate or postgraduate currently studying full-time at a foreign ministerially-recognized degree- or certificate-granting post-secondary academic institution outside the US, or having graduated from such institution no more than 12 months prior to the program start date
Holding sufficient funds, having their parents’ permission, and being financially solvent to support themselves during the program (USD 425+ per week x number of program weeks + USD 1,500+ readily accessible funds)
Being able to demonstrate social and emotional maturity, live independently away from their parents, and be physically and mentally fit, with no communicable diseases or mental health conditions that would prevent participation in the program
Ideal candidates meet the possess basic professional competency, a positive attitude, an open mind, and a strong desire to learn and grow.
The ideal candidates for the CCIP program are those who meet the program’s eligibility criteria, such as having their parents' permission and being financially solvent.
The ideal candidates have a growth mindset, which means they have a long-term focus and are driven to seek out rewards that will benefit them in the future. They are also open to new ideas and growth opportunities.
The ideal candidates are not just looking for an internship but are also interested in being part of the CCIP community. They value teamwork, leadership
The ideal candidates are seeking not only practical skills and knowledge in an American setting but also a cultural immersion experience. They are eager to actively participate in activities and share their experiences with others when they return home.
The ideal candidates for the CCIP program are those who understand and are comfortable with the program's stringent requirements and administrative demands, as it is a U.S. government exchange visitor program that works closely with different schools.
The ideal candidates have aligned goals with the CCIP program, which places a strong emphasis on soft and transferable skills such as leadership, communication, analytical thinking, information management, and project management skills.
This section contains crucial information regarding the program application process. Please read it carefully. If you have any additional questions, you can ask them during the 30-minute chat session during the application period or reach out to us through the contact us webpage.
Does CCIP accept US citizens/LPRs?
Can I join the Exchange Visitor Program again?
Can individuals who currently hold F-1 or J-1 visas participate in the CCIP during the summer?
Can I apply for both visas at the same time if I am joining another F-1 or J-1 program immediately before or after the CCIP?
Does the Cross-Cultural Internship Program (CCIP) accept students who are not from partner schools or who are outside of Asia?
Is school nomination required to join the CCIP?
Is it possible for me to join if my CGPA is below the minimum requirement?
If I was previously sick but have recovered, can I still participate in the program?
Can I apply for the program without my parents’ permission and speak to them after I have been granted permission?
How much money do I need to show that I am financially stable to join the CCIP program? Do the funds need to come from my parents or my own bank accounts?