Enroll in our Guaranteed tailor-made Internships or study abroad programs to expand your horizons and get your career started.

    • Track-Record of 2000 Alumni and 30+University Partners including the University of Texas-Austin, the University of Southern California, Hong Kong University, Western Sydney University and more.
    • Headquartered in Hong Kong and operating programs in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Vietnam.
    • We think global and act local with significant meaningful connections on the ground in Asia with the efficiency and experience to deliver the important components right every time.

Our Guaranteed tailor-made Internships Program

Gain experience in fast growing Asia and discover the World

Why participate in NEXSTEP programs ?

NEXSTEP (Next Step Connections) is a foreign-run advanced experiential learning organisation headquartered in Hong Kong with offices across Asia. Our team is committed to empower future leaders to meet future challenges and reach their full potential through transformative career-building experiences in Asia.

NEXSTEP 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.

We know Asia : The world’s growth engine

Asia is a region set to lead the world as it becomes an increasingly important engine of growth leading the world out of the worst recession in over half a century. On current trends, it is estimated that by 2030, Asia’s economy will be larger than that of the United States and European Union combined with the region’s share of world GDP swelling from a little under 30 percent closer to more than 40 percent. Within Asia, the AEC (ASEAN) will drive South East Asia as the future growth engine within Asia itself. We have been able to deliver quality programs with unmatched results, through our local bases in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan, offering our participants with in-depth knowledge and strategic understanding of a growing region.

We are an Advanced Experiential Learning Award-winning Expert

NEXSTEP was voted best five global internship programs by goabroad.com in Los Angeles in May 2017 and Finalist in The Enterprise Innovation Awards in Singapore in 2017 . The award was voted by international education industry professionals. NEXSTEP has always been a pioneer in ‘beyond classroom’ programming since 2008.

We are a purpose-driven organisation

Our Advanced Experiential Learning programs and Guaranteed tailor-made Internships Program foster engagement through equipping, empowering and transforming our participants. Our Guaranteed tailor-made Internships program is structured around three pillars: Career-Building, Personal Growth and Wellbeing Abroad to ensure maximum success abroad.

We have an excellent track-record working with the world’s best educational institutions

We are recognized by leading Universities, Institutions, and the international education industry as a true specialist in providing safe and quality educational programs to and within Asia. Since 2008, we have developed and run programs for Western Sydney University, University of Southern California, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Open University Hong Kong, Kasetsart University, Hong Kong University, University of Texas at Austin, National University of Singapore, Hamline University, Arizona State University, Providence College, Lingnan University, Chapman University and more.

Riley Crocker

Public Health Internship | 8 weeks | Bangkok, Thailand 2018

NEXSTEP 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 internship 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.

-University of Texas at Austin

Walter Binder

Business Internship | 6 weeks | Shanghai, China 2019

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.

– Griffith University, Australia

Viktoriya Karavasileva

Design &Architecture Industry | 4 weeks | Bali, Indonesia 2017

I certainly enjoyed the program and the experience. Thank you for everything you’ve done.
I met great people and have amazing memories since coming here. Definitely great food by the way 😀

-Florence Design Academy

Ka Yen Madeline Tan

Hospitality Industry | 4 weeks | Bangkok Jan.2018

Overall great internship and cultural experience. Very good internship company. Hassle-free and smooth process of getting an internship by NEXSTEP team. Colleagues at my internship place were very accommodating and welcoming. Supervisors were very patient and willing to teach. Learned a lot in terms of skill and culture.

-Glion Institute of Higher Education (GIHE)






Jens Christian Nielsen De Berard

Business & Finance Industry | 16 weeks | Shanghai Jan. 16, 2015

Thank you for the opportunities!

-Kingston University