Internship in Asia

Next Step Connections

About

Next Step Connections is a leading Global Experiential Education organization offering ‘beyond classroom’ experiences and programs since 2008.

Our Mission is to bring together educators and enterprises to develop future global leaders.

We offer real world learning programs for students and fresh graduates looking to be the leaders of tomorrow. Our program capabilities include global internships, work experience in Asia, short-term university programs, study tours, virtual internship projects and student employability programs.

“Leading With your Own Voice”

NSC is best-suited for students and young professionals looking to travel the world to build their skills in real work environments with an open heart to new experiences; those in search of diversity, of community, and of purpose.

NSC is making the world a better place as we continue developing and empowering students to reach their full potential everyday.

Founded
2008
Headquarters

8/F, Eton Tower, 8 Hysan Avenue
Causeway Bay
Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong SAR China

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Corey
10/10

As the financial hub of China, Shanghai is a great place to do a business internship. There are many things to do during the day and the nightlife is buzzing. Make sure you try out the local cuisine, the food there is superb as well.
After spending time in various Chinese cities, I found Shanghai to be the most convenient and lively. I also felt very safe living in shanghai, you will have no dramas staying out late at night, you can always find a cab or a tuk-tuk. Just Just make sure you read a few tips online about how to avoid Chinese scams, a few mates of mine where careless and got stitched up (especially at dodgy establishments). Overall I'd compare my experience in shanghai to that of getting a new girlfriend, it's romantic and exciting but will, at the same time, leave a fair dent in your credit card.

How can this program be improved?
Nothing major I can think of. Perhaps a bit more assistance with the essentials of living in China (credit card and phone payment).
Yes, I recommend this program
Walter
8/10

Deciding to intern overseas was a great choice which allowed myself to gain valuable cultural insights and experience which I would have been able to find domestically. Shanghai is an amazing metropolis to explore and discover the infinite delights that it has to offer. Especially the extensive culinary options ranging with everything from Peking duck to Hot Pot as well as Yakitori and more.

Howa and Rodrick were excellent hosts during my stay in Shanghai and were helpful in assisting whenever necessary. They ensured I was comfortable and organised everything for the duration of the internship.

Overall a great experience that I would highly recommend to anyone looking to undertake an internship and a new and challenging environment.

How can this program be improved?
Clear guidelines on what is expected of host companies offering internships which are aligned to the expectations of interns.
Yes, I recommend this program
Warren
10/10

Shanghai is a very busy city with a huge population. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to live and work in such a big city while having the chance to meet so many different people from so many different backgrounds.

From my original interviews until the time came that I was due to leave China, my hosts Howa and Roderick from Next Step Connections, were always more than happy to help whenever I had any problem and even took the time to show me around the city to make sure I was comfortable in my new surroundings.

I encourage more people to try out these kinds of programs, step out of your comfort zone and see how people live in a developing country! Come here with an open mind and try to do as many different things that you can find. I found the cheapest and yummiest food was in the tiny restaurant in the suburbs, although the restaurants weren't to the standard of those in Western cities, the true tastes of Shanghai can be found if you just get out there and try new things.

How can this program be improved?
In my opinion, the number one priority when arriving in China is to set up a bank account so that you have access to WeChat, as using this mobile payments system relieves the stress of carrying around large amounts of cash every day.
Yes, I recommend this program
Riley
10/10

NSC did a great job in coordinating my experience while abroad in addition to connecting me to local companies from which I could choose to work from. This experience was the best of my life and it could not have been so great if it weren't for NSC. The staff did a great job of finding an interneship within their field, coordinating living arrangements at an excellent location, providing activities for our group to participate in throughout the summer, and addressing the needs of anyone in the program. Being a public health major, I was connected with a medical tourism company located in Bangkok. The majority of the staff spoke English and were very accommodating, so I was able to transition seamlessly into the workplace. I gained a great deal of experience throughout the program, and I would recommend them to anyone traveling abroad.

Yes, I recommend this program
Ching Samantha Wong
Ching Samantha
8/10

NSC helped me to find the company for internship. It also arranged housing, transportation as well as activities for us. The internship was well-planned. It was easier for me to adapt to lifestyle of Bangkok. The staff were very helpful for answering my enquiries. I learnt more about Thailand from my job. I also had plenty of time to explore the city during weekends. It was enjoyable. My time in Bangkok was fruitful.

Yes, I recommend this program

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