NEXSTEP design and deliver custom experiential learning programs abroad for students, young professionals, academic institutions, enterprises and government agencies since 2008.

NEXSTEP

About

NEXSTEP design and deliver custom experiential learning programs abroad for students, young professionals, academic institutions, enterprises and government agencies since 2008.

We are experts in designing and delivering the following experiential learning programs:
-Internships
-Semesters
-Summer Programs
-Study Tours
-Faculty-Led
-Learning Expeditions for enterprises
-Custom Experiential Learning
-New Technologies & Future Leadership Training
-Virtual Projects

We are headquartered in Hong Kong, with offices in China, Thailand and regional presence in Japan, Korea, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, and Cambodia. We also operate programs in the Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Americas for Asian students through a network of trusted organisations and academic partners.

Founded
2008
Headquarters

9/F, Mcdonald’s Building, 46-54 Yee Wo Street
Causeway Bay
Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong SAR China

Reviews

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Houcem
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

As I was desperately looking for international internships opportunities in different platforms, something different about NSC captured my attention. Their programs were well detailed and explained, the process of internship selection was smooth and their follow-up was on point.

From the day that I arrived in Hong Kong, They insured that I'm enjoying every moment of this experience! They guided me through my stay there and allowed my ease of integration through many diverse community events.

If you want to embrace a professional enjoyable experience as per your preferences in Hong Kong. NSC is the way to go!
I would definitely recommend NSC to my friends, to come and enjoy this unique experience that I had over here. Not only gaining valuable experience internationally but also get to know amazing people in NSC community.

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Fernando
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I came to Hong Kong under this program not knowing what to expect and I couldn't have been more impressed. They will take care of everything you need and you'll make friends along the way, for them it's not just business but a personal responsibility to make sure that you are enjoying your experience. Professionally, they found me an internship in a company of my favorite sector, they were supportive along my entire internship even after having a couple of bumps during this period. The final result has been me getting hired in the company, working on the sector I wanted and making great friends. If you are thinking about enlisting in this program, I couldn't recommend it enough. Hong Kong is an incredible place that will surprise you in many ways, make sure you are ready to enjoy it to the fullest. You'll be in the best hands!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Make sure you go open minded and ready to learn, get ready to enjoy and discover an incredible place. You'll be taken care of so make sure so discover all the hidden gems that Hong Kong offers.
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Tracey
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This internship was such an amazing experience - I learned a lot about myself and grew mentally as well. My time in Thailand helped me recapture a sense of adventure that being stuck in Austin, TX shut me out of. I learned a lot about a culture that I had never expected to know so much about and it made me realize how much in the world is going on and I don’t even realize it. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who feels like their stuck and is itching to try something new and break out of their shell. On this trip I met so many cool people, kind Thai souls that let me into part of their lives, my company’s employees that pushed me to do more, and the students on the program with me, they are truly friends that turned into family! But to be honest the best thing I experienced on this trip was the food - it changed my entire perspective on food in general and my tastebuds are happier so.

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Jak
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Greatest experience of my college career, you wont regret it. This was my first time overseas and not gonna lie I was pretty scared when my plane landed at the airport. Id seen photos and videos about Thailand but I had no idea what it was like. However,​ the Nexstep staff really made Thailand feel like home. After just ome week they gave me the confidence to explore Bangkok alone unaided. One month later I successfully explored Myanmar unaided and made more than 1 dozen friends there. Many fantastic programs at the Mahidol University. I've been a part of the environmental departments UN beach cleanups on the island of Koh Sak. There is a professor at the University who runs them regularly. Many cool scientific projects for those willing to bug professors. Salaya campus is also a really good center point for those wanting to travel around Thailand on the weekends. Overall best experience of my college career and if I could do it again I would

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Candice
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

After going on an exchange program in Bangkok, I have been actively pursuing ways to come back to Thailand again and again. This internship program made me felt at home in Thailand. I really enjoyed this program especially the people, the culture and social practices in Thailand. First of all, this program matched me with the perfect internship company in the education field. It allowed me to learn from the best professionals in the education field and expanding my social network. Through my internship, I was able to participate in incredible workshops in the chosen field and meet lots of awesome people.

The program also came with weekly networking and career developing events. These were valuable opportunities to get to hear from leading professionals in different areas. I got a chance to socialise with other interns from the globe too, which is always a plus. Another highlight would be cultural excursion. The internship team took us to different parts of Bangkok. Students were able to explore the beauty of this city and appreciate its history.

The internship team was very friendly. They are always there for any help and support even after the end of the internship.

Programs

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Max Leblanc

Max Leblanc is a 21-year-old dual French and American citizen who grew up in New Jersey and is currently an undergraduate student at Skidmore College. He is studying International Affairs and Biology and interned in Shanghai.
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Describe a goal you set and how you went about accomplishing it:

One of the goals I had set for myself before I left for Shanghai was making as much of an effort as I could to apply the Chinese I learned at University of Melbourne. I really wanted to integrate into Chinese culture as much as I could rather than being just a tourist. In the beginning of my experience in Shanghai, I was a little intimidated to speak Chinese because I was afraid people would not understand my pronunciation.

However, as I started to meet new people especially at work, I started to learn more words and improve my pronunciation. This gave me more confidence to speak in public like at shopping malls when I need to get a size for clothing or ordering something on a menu. Being able to communicate better makes want to continue to improve my Chinese vocabulary even if I’m not in China.

Tell us about an experience that you had that you could not have had at home:

One experience that I have had in China that I certainly could not have in France or America is the traditional Chinese cultural experience. For example, Tea is an integral part of Chinese history that emperors regarded as crucial for physical and mental health. I was walking in Yu Garden, which is an area of Shanghai to visit old Chinese temples, eat some local food, and buy some silk products.

As I was strolling along, 3 Chinese students approached me asking questions about myself. A couple minutes later, I was walking with them because they wanted to take me to a traditional tea ceremony. Going inside a private room, a woman was showing and explaining different types of tea to me and their various effects to the human body and mind. The woman also washed the teacup after introducing each type of tea. I was able to taste the best fruit tea of my life, which was a splendid red colour.

I was even able to take some fruit tea home with me after the ceremony. This experience was unique because not only did I learn about tea practices; I was able to meet local students. It is isn’t common to see other people my age just approach me like that in France or America and was a wonderful moment.

What was the best place you visited outside your intern abroad city?

My favorite city outside my intern city was Hangzhou. I would say I even liked it more than Shanghai. I went to Hangzhou to visit my friend from my university in America. It was a beautiful city surrounded by green hills and mountains. It had a national park with a lake in the centre. My friend and I rented bikes for the day and we were able to explore the entire park.

I saw lotus flowers for the first time and also the Broken Bridge that is a historic bridge of Hangzhou. One thing I really liked about Hangzhou was the people. I found that they were a lot friendlier than Shanghai. It seems that life had less pressure and people valued their leisure time more. I also like it because there was lest foreign influence than Shanghai.

I loved the local food like fresh grilled fish on a stick coming directly from the lake. I also really loved the way people dress. Women dress quite elegantly with a summer dress, high heels, and a sun umbrella.

Where was your best photo taken and what was it of?

My best photo taken was in GufuBao village in Hebei province about 2 hours south of Beijing. It’s a picture of myself with one of the little girls in the school at the village site. She certainly made me smile, as I was so happy to make an impact at her school.

This photo was very meaningful because it taught me how much of a difference in gap there is between children who live in the large coast cities like Shanghai and those that live in a rural village. This photo also taught me about what’s important in life and how fortunate I was to be able to travel thousands of kilometers to help children in need.

Describe your favorite must-have food that you tried abroad:

There are so many delicious foods to eat in Shanghai and I highly encourage everyone to try foods they cannot eat in their home country. For drinks, China has incredible watermelon juice, banana milk, coconut milk, tea, and milk tea with pearls. They are all very refreshing especially during the summer when the humidity of China is quite high.

For foods, China has great tasting bread for meals and/or snacks especially pork floss bread and sausage bread. In addition, food from Xinjiang province, which is noodles with beef, peppers, and onions, are delicious. Xinjiang restaurants are all around Shanghai and are definitely worth the search.

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Maggie Guo

Job Title
Program Consultant
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What is your favorite travel memory?

My favorite travel memory is when I went to Beijing with my parents. We visited many famous sight spots, feeling the special style of Beijing. And the thing I like most about Beijing is that there is always a thick and deep Chinese culture atmosphere at the streets and in the buildings, which makes me feel good.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

Innovation and persistence.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

I got lots of chances and opportunities to know different kinds of people from all over the world , which is a great experience for me. I can know and learn more about the culture of different country, opening my eyes. Also it helps with my interpersonal communication skills.

What unique qualities does your company possess?

NSC provides internship and other experiential learning abroad programs to help students gain personal development, find their professional path and ultimately reach their full potential.

Describe a time when you felt especially proud to be part of your current team.

When I communicate with interns, they are liking their internship and doing great at the company we recommended, they appreciate the internship opportunities we offered, and such opportunity can be greatly helpful to their future career and life. So knowing that our job can be so helpful and useful to some people's lives makes me especially proud to be a part of my current team.

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