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2008
The beginning of the road!

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

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.

2010
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.

2014
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.

2017
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.

2019
NEXSTEP!

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.

Establishment of Next Step Connections in 2007

2008

The Beginning of the road
Founded in Shanghai by Jerome Le Carrou after a transformative internship experience.

 
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 was organized for foreign students from the United States, Spain, UK, Chile, France, Italy, and South Korea.

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

 
Partnership with the University of Southern California with Internships at CNN, Cathay Pacific Airways, Li&Fung, South China Morning Post, Ketchum, Radio Television Hong Kong, Lehman Brown, Wan Chai Kindergarten, FinanceAsia and more were organized for foreign students from the United States, UK, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

 
Recorded its highest number of participants with 180 students joining.

 
Next Step Connections is opening its third office in Asia, and launching the Singapore Internship program in January 2014.

 
Next Step Connections is opening its fourth office in Asia, and launching the Bangkok Internship program in November 2014.

 
Opened programs in Surabaya and Bali, Indonesia.

Creation of Next Step Systems

Opening of a tech company focusing on developing innovative educational products

Opening of Japan Internships Programs

Opened programs in Kyoto

 
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