We pre-arrange housing, airport transfers, sim card, transportation card, health insurance, immigration visa guidance and 24/7 emergency support abroad to enable you to adapt quickly and smoothly to your new environment. We want you to focus on the most important: growing and learning.
Housing in Japan
With the high cost of living in Japan, we look to house you in a conveniently located hostel to keep your program costs down. You should expect a small living space, single or double bedded futons/Tatami style, but clean and cosy rooms that will provide a good place for you to sleep in and energized for your day of activities around Japan.
Airport Transfers, Welcome Pack & In-Person Orientation
As soon as you land at destination, one of our team member will be at the airport to meet and greet you with our Next Step Connections Arrival board.
You will be transferred by private vehicle or local transportation to your assigned housing residence, where you will be met by another member of our team. We will help you to settle in, give you a tour of your housing and introduce fellow participants and housemates.
We will then go through our orientation booklet, explaining all aspects of your upcoming weeks in-country, including health and safety information. You will also be shown important locations nearby your housing, including restaurants, transportation system, banks and convenient stores.
Your next meeting with our team will be on your first day of work, as we will be picking you up at your housing residence and take you to your office location.
You are now ready to start your internship and take on the next step to a life-changing journey.
Insurance & 24/7 Emergency Support
NSC team is 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.
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.
Japan Immigration Visa
If you are a foreign national from a country without visa exemptions or your internship exceeds the 90 days maximum stay, you will need to apply for an internship visa. An internship visa allows you to stay in Japan for a maximum of one year and allows you to only work at your pre-determined internship post.