"I felt that a virtual internship was really relevant in today's context, as a lot of businesses have moved their operations to a virtual setting, so it was really useful in preparing for the "new normal" once I've graduated from university."
"I want all of you to know that Richard has had a wonderful experience in your City of Shanghai and in your Country. He continually has told us that he will come back; and, I hope the next time that his Mother & I will be able to come with him and thank all of you personally for taking care of my precious son.
Again, my wife & I, so appreciate your kindness and care of our son, Richard. "
Parent of Intern Abroad Alumni
"My daughters Anna and Laura have had incredible opportunities. Your Internship & study-abroad programs are truly transformational career and life experiences for students. "
Parent of Intern Abroad Alumni
"Jacqueline did enjoy her time in Shanghai and I think she got a lot out of it. Thank you very much for that. I wish you every success in developing your programmes."
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"I am recommending your program to everyone I know. "
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Tristine was interested in seeing the world and learn from the experience of being in a new country and a new environment. She was convinced it would be more engaging and captivating that simply staying in the suburbs of the United States.
Her first foray overseas was a study abroad program at Thammasat University in Bangkok. She loved the experience so much that she missed it when she returned to Austin for her next semester. She came back as soon as she could to do an internship at Medical Departures via Next Step Connections.
Alex was easily the youngest person on the program, but she thrived as always…she actually did two internships while she was in Shanghai. The impact on her life continues to this day…as she has traveled back to Shanghai seven times since she left. She is also strongly considering working in Asia after she graduates. Somebody should hire her…
Yong Wang was born and raised in Shanghai. While he was an undergraduate student at Donghua University, Yong interned at Next Step Connections in Shanghai and helped the firm with all manner of responsibilities.
It was great exposure for him to foreign students and the types of issues they encountered living and working in a foreign country. It was also a useful introduction to a non-Chinese work environment…all of this came in handy when Yong decided to get his Master of Science at Southampton University in the UK.
Alex kept up with his language studies on his own, but it was at Rhodes College where he started taking formal Chinese classes again. It was also at college where he decided to continue his travels and do both an Internship & study-abroad semester with Next Step Connections in Beijing.
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"Blended hybrid programs, mixing online and physical, is most likely to be the mainstream in the future. Coronavirus will propel different learning opportunities in the digital world."
Inspired by the founder’s own life changing internship experience, the virtual internship projects marks a milestone in leveling the playing field for young talents regardless of economic capabilities. Combining the experience of a real internship with innovative virtual collaboration tools, the virtual internship projects is opening a new door for professional real world training. The virtual internship projects are currently only available to University students participants. Jerome Le Carrou will chair a session on VI Projects named ‘Developing an innovative and effective project-Based Internship Program Abroad’ on May 31, 2017 at NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo in Los Angeles, California, which is the world’s largest gathering in the field of international education.
NEXSTEP and its partner Lotus Relocation co-created a successful study tour in Tokyo, Japan for 19 officers from the SME Centre @SMCCI (Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and Enterprise Singapore in March 2019. The focus of the program was to explore Halal Food business opportunities in Japan as well as to understand the current stage of the market ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
NEXSTEP successfully organised an internship program for 16 students in Bangkok. Students had the opportunity to intern in non-profit organisations, tech startups and medical hospitals.
Tristine Lam, 21-year-old student from Plano, Texas, became a hero in her own right when she walked the streets of Bangkok with a trash bin in tow to rid the environment of plastic waste and raise awareness of excessive plastic consumption and improper garbage disposal. She even rallied support from other like-minded heroes.
NEXSTEP was proud to design and facilitate a learning expedition program for 17 Executives from the top French Hypermarket brand E.Leclerc located in the Reunion Island.
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HR Expert Adrian Tan from PeopleStrong as well as seasoned entrepreneurs Matt Rickard & Steve Walker from Task.io, Aaron Clark, Operations director at NEXSTEP and vibrant future leaders from US, Australian and Asian universities discussed employability, entrepreneurship and the future of work.
Here are key words shared by our 15 participants for you to remember:Possibility, Opportunity, Embrace crisis, Adapting, Initiative, Flexibility, Persistence, Resilience, Go beyond, Change , Experience, Other people have gone through the same things as you have.