The beginning of the road!

Next Step Connections is founded in Shanghai by Jerome Le Carrou in 2008.

Opening of Shanghai Internship Program

Partnership with MBA Diversity Organisation with Internships at China Daily, Shanghai Business Review, Sino Automotive Engineering, BASF, Huashan Hospital, Publicis Group, Finance Research-Works, Alaska Glacier Water were organised for foreign Students from the United States, Spain, UK, Chile, France, Italy and South Korea.

Strategic partnership with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad

Next Step Connections forged an exclusive partnership with the award-winning Colorado based educational organisation. All students from North America will benefit from the 20+ years of experience of our partner organisation in delivering quality support and guidance prior to departure, in-country and upon return.

Expansion Across Asia

Next Step Connections is opening internship programs in Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam and expanding its program portfolio to Study Tours.

Virtual Internships Award

Next Step Connections is pioneering a virtual internship program and won top-5 most innovative provider for this initiative at the GoAbroad Award in Los Angeles.


Next Step Connections rebrands as NEXSTEP and start offering Semester and summer programs. As of 2019, the organisation has worked with over 3000 students and collaborated with 50 prominent partner Universities. NEXSTEP is also offering Corporate Learning Expeditions for start-ups, SME’s and MNCs.