INTERNeX Canada: Review of 2012 – April, May, June!

In the last review post, we talked about what went on the first three months of the year, let’s continue with April to June!

April 2012

We kick started off April with a huge party at the Staffhouse for no reason then, why not? People danced until the sun came out and I think it’s because of the awesome fog machine and strobe light!

We welcome our new PR intern, Kristina, who was born and raised right here in Vancouver, British Columbia. She loves to travel and has studied abroad in Melbourne, Australia!  She celebrated Easter weekend with running, watching hockey and spending time with her family.

Our trip to the Rockies was just unbelievable. All the places we visited, Lake Louise, Johnston Canyon, going up the Banff Gondola and even sunbathing on the Columbia Icefields, were simply magical. All the parties, the amazing people we met, and our Backstreet Boys Flash Mob made the trip even that much better! To relive the whole experience, we had a huge Rockies After Party @ The Blarney Stone where over 100 people came!

Going with the trend of special pub nights, we hosted an INTERNeX Trivia Quiz Pub night! I mean, who doesn’t love a little bit of trivia and winning prizes?

After 8 months abroad in Canada, Hannes, one of the PR interns, has to return home to his university studies. But, saying goodbye to one German means welcoming two more, Xenia and Maria, to the PR team!

We finished off April with the INTERNeX Amazing Race where we had 9 teams race all around the city completing 9 tasks. It was a crazy and intense race that took over 2 hours!

May 2012

We started off the month with another big party! It was time for our monthly Pub and Club Night where we went for pre-drinks at the good ole Cambie and then headed off to Post Modern Dance Bar to get some dancing on!

With the fantastic weather going on, we decided to go racing at go-karting! It was fun to drive with limited rules and see who’s the fastest! We further tested our driving skills with a Zipcar on the streets of Vancouver! It’s such a fuel efficient car and renting a car can be a great way to see places in Vancouver that is inaccessible by public transit.

We welcome our new intern, Katie, who is from Iowa, a state in the United States. She is about to graduate from Iowa State and is interested in learning more about public relations and the city of Vancouver!

Being in Canada, of course we have to try our hands at camping! We went to Vargas Island which is near Tofino and did some hardcore hiking, campfire making and sleeping in tents. Pretty adventurous, I would say!

Sadly, it was time to say goodbye to Maria and Kristina. While they were both here for such a short time, their personality made INTERNeX that much more fun!

INTERNeX at NAFSA’s 2012 Conference (National Association of Foreign Student Advisers)! Our president, Tim, represented INTERNeX at this annual conference that strives to better student’s real world and international experience. INTERNeX was part of the 8,000 people from over 120 countries that attended the workshops and networking events in Houston, Texas!

June 2012

It’s June which means its summer and this means going to the Richmond Night Market! Opened annually only in the summer, you can buy cute accessories and delicious street food from hundreds of vendors.

This month, we also said goodbye to Rick and Janus, our IT interns at INTERNeX, by having a pub night at Cinema Public House. Watch their expose to learn about their experience doing an internship here and how they feel about moving to Canada from the Netherlands!

We successfully tackled the legendary Grouse Grind. As we learnt, it was a good workout and not lying to you, but we saw wolves and grizzly bears along the way.

The last weekend in June was spent in Whistler with two days filled with hiking, lakes, suspension bridge, bike rides, ziplining and the ultimate bungee jumping! It was simply beautiful, check out the photo of the week!

Stay tuned for our next review about July to September! 



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Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149


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