Information about NSC support, health and safety
Health and safety in-country is one of our top priority! Next Step Connections is committed to ensuring that interns are prepared to have a safe and healthy internship experience abroad.
We are available during office hours for any non-life threatening issues and 24/7 for any life-threatening issues. This includes crisis management plan in case of earthquake, civil unrest and other natural catastrophes.
- NSC staffs on call for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- NSC staffs are ready to provide support in whatever situation. We can accompany you to hospital, clinic, and police stations; take care of you when you are suffering from illness or under hazard.
We also provide each of our student with an emergency card that they can carry in their wallet; This contains both their home and office address as well as our office and team contact information. We constantly monitor health and safety and are able to offer substantial information coming from official bodies and governments advice to our participants.
Travel Health & Medical Insurance
Next Step Connections works with a leading insurance provider offering unlimited medical expenses for injury, acute illness, and accident coverage for all student participants. This insurance coverage is included for most of our programs.
- Medical Evacuation €/US$ 100.000
- Dental Treatment in Case of Accident €/US$ 1.500
- Damage to Property €/US$ 150.000
- Personal Liability €/US$ 500.000
We also provide a separate service if you would like to purchase your travel insurance without participating in one of our programs. Our basic plan starts at $4 a day. Contact us to get a quotation and purchase this travel insurance plan.
NSC Corporate Liability Insurance
On top of the the travel health & medical insurance, NSC has subscribe to a corporate liability insurance. Interns participating in our programs are covered by this liability insurance ONLY if they are acting within the scope of their internship assignment.
Safety in Shanghai
Shanghai is a very safe city. Petty crimes like pick-pocketing do exist but violent crime is rare.
Safety in Hong Kong
Hong Kong has been described as one of the world’s three safest cities, as having one of the lowest crime rates on earth. According to the Hong Kong Government, the crime rate has actually been dropping steadily here for years. In particular, violent crime rates are very low.
Safety in Singapore
Singapore is an extremely safe and clean city. It used to be know as a Garden City and is on the verge to become a city in a garden. Practically all Singaporeans speak English except for a very small number of very senior citizens.
Safety in Thailand
Overall, Thailand is a safe nation in which to travel. Physical attacks and other crimes against “the person” are far less likely than in many other “developed” nations. Just as you need to be aware of your surroundings and personal safety when out and about in your home country, you need to keep your wits about you in Thailand as well.