Time to say goodbye to Matt!

Matthias Wiegel has lived in, and managed the INTERNeX Staff house for one year and 9 months. Now it is time for Matt to move on and say goodbye!

Matt started as an INTERNeX candidate, he participated in the city placement program and worked at Blenz Coffee Shop.
Last year we did an expose with Matt an asked him what he likes the most about Canada;

Well it’s hard just to choose one thing so i’m not even going to try lol. I have been to so many incredible places in Canada some of my favorite places were Victoria where I went whale watching and that was breathtaking and really reminded me of the movie Free Willy. I also went to Whistler and did some snowboarding and then last but not least I loved Tofino where I went surfing. Everywhere I’ve been has truly been magnificent because i’ve been exposed to so many of the beautiful sites in Canada and i love all the nature I’ve been blessed to see.

Click here to read the rest of Matts expose.

After being the INTERNeX staff house manager for 1 year and 9 months Matt passed it on to Kathryn Campbell, who for sure will do a great job as well!
Matt wrote the following letter to thank everyone and tell how he experienced his time in the house;

I. Matthias Wiegel have lived in, and managed the INTERNeX staff house for one year and 9 month, and it was the experience of a life time.
The idea behind the staff house is to create an atmosphere, which gives young people a chance to meet new people, and exchange and learn together. The majority of tenants coming to our house are young and eager for an adventure. The house surely is not perfect or spotless, bit it has a character, like no other. People in the house are all fun loving people that like to party hard and have a good time. You never get bored, and especially for a house manager, like me, there is always something to do. Due to the fact, that the staff house is a very old house, I spend some fun times unclogging drains and toilets, as well as getting electrocuted by the stove. What did I learn from it? I know now, how to solve all these issues in less than 5 min without ruining my hair!

I hereby would like to thank everybody at INTERNeX, for this great time and opportunity!
You guys ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers,
Mathias Weigel

Matt, thank you for everything and the best of luck in the future! INTERNeX will miss you!

Cheers,

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Vote for INTERNeX! Last chance; deadline is TOMORROW!

Following our success of being shortlisted last year, INTERNeX is again asking for your vote for Language Travel Magazine Star Awards for Star Work Experience Provider! The LTM Star Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate excellence in the international education industry.  The awards are unique peer-voted awards for international education organizations. 

Last year INTERNeX was sortlisted as the Star Work Experience Provider at the LTM Awards in London, however at the end of the day 2010 was not our year to win. This year we would greatly appreciate your support by voting for us! Voting is very simple; just click here to go to the voting page. Enter your contact details and fill out the nomination form at the bottom of the page and click send! 

As our partner, this award will also serve you in your marketing efforts as we would be recognized as a world leader in our industry, validating our years of efforts and market innovation with you. If you have already voted for us, thank you for your support. We really appreciate it! 

Thank you,

The INTERNeX International Exchange Team

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Picture of the week!

This week we have a special picture of the week because by showing this picture we would like to tell you something great! On this picture you see some INTERNeX candidates who were in Canada in the summer of 2010 and here they are in The Rocky Mountains! INTERNeX arranged a 4-day trip with a lot of fun activities. People maybe already told you, that you can’t leave Canada without being in The Rocky Mountains. That’s why we are thinking about going to The Rockies as well! We are trying to arrange an INTERNeX 4-day trip to The Rocky Mountains in May 2011. We still need to arrange a lot of things  so we will let you know if it will happen and give you the information. In the meantime you can enjoy this picture, imagine youself being there! Let us know by leaving a comment what you think about our plans.

Do you have a picture of your great experience here in Canada? or something that’s related to Canada, INTERNeX or something else that’s fun? Send it to pr@internexcanada.com with a small description, and maybe your picture will be the picture of the week next time!

Cheers,

Your PR-team

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

2010 Olympic Winter Games Anniversary

Time is running!

It is already one year ago that Vancouver enchanted millions of people all around the globe with a mind-blowing opening ceremony of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Approximately 2,600 athletes from 82 nations participated in 86 events in fifteen disciplines. The City of Vancouver put a lot of effort into making this event unforgettable for everyone. Be it sportsman, spectator or resident. And even one year later, the magic moment should not be forgotten. Therefore the City of Vancouver will celebrate the one year anniversary of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver! It will take place from February 12- February 28. As I can see from the schedule, we have amazing two weeks ahead of us!

Just to give you some examples:

Lunar Fest sees hundreds of lanterns set up in a night time extravaganza with lanterns and art throughout the city!

– Visit the Olympic Cauldron as its relit for the one year anniversary of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games!

– Relive the Olympic Spirit at one of Vancouver’s most visited venues, the Robson Square Ice Rink!

– And much more….!

It is too bad I haven’t been here when the Olympic Winter Games took place in Vancouver, but I will definitely try to catch some of the spirit during the anniversary dates! I will provide you with more details next week so STAY TUNED!

Have a great weekend!

Ziska

 

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

The INTERNeX 2010 Blog Preview – 4.Quarter

The last highlights of this year! Of course we have to mention the Vancouver Fashion Week. In October 2010 the Vancouver Fashion Week was almost there and INTERNeX gave a VIP-ticktet away!!! Get you golden ticket was the name of the blogpost! Melissa won the ticket and went to the event together with Tracy. Unfortunately I wasn’t here yet so I missed this great event but I’m glad that Melissa and Tracy had a great time.

And of course there was Halloween!  INTERNeX went to Fright Night. They went to some different scary places and they took some rides that were included. I think I’m too chicken for this kind of activities haha..

At the end of the year there was the Westcoast Christmas Show at the end of November 2010. With 1 month remaining before Christmas, the Westcoast Christmas Show’s timing was perfect for me (and maybe also for you) to experience the Christmas atmosphere.

December, the last month of the year, with a lot of Christmas activities. Check out the Lighting Winter Events in Vancouver ,the Capilano Suspension Bridge Xmas Light Tour or the Ice Magic Festival in Lake Loise. I tried to go to all of the events to get the Christmas feeling. Believe me, all the events were worth it!

And December was also the month that some INTERNeX candidates went to Whistler for a weekend. We had a great time. Curious? You can read here how it was.

The last quarter of the year we also introduced the picture of the week. See here wich INTERNeX candidates were selected. So take a lot of beautiful pictures and maybe you will be selected for picture of the week in 2011!

Last but not least, our interns! The persons who wrote all these blogs!

Marine, She finished her internship and after that the office seemed so empty!

Tiffany, With exams coming up, to her dismay, She was unable to continue her position as a PR Intern at INTERNeX.

Lauren, who helped allot to get the Blog to the next level.

Laura, Who moved from Ontario to Vancouver and did an awesome job at INTERNeX

Mette, Of course I’ve seen some work of her and I think she’s great and I think she did a lot for the company.

Manouk, The girl from The Netherlands who did a great job.

Hopefully, you all enjoyed our summary of the year 2010. I hope you all had a great year with a lot of memories! Have a great New Years Eve and I wish you a Happy New Year! I hope to see you all again in 2011. The next year will be of course also filled with a lot of events, trips and PuB NiGHTs!

Love,

Elvera

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

The INTERNeX 2010 Blog review – 3. Quarter

Today I proudly want to present the INTERNeX blog post highlights of the months July, August and September. A lot of awesome stuff happened in these lovely summer months. Everybody will find something interesting for himself. I bet!! :).

This week is Pride Week – Pride festival in Vancouver
In the end of July in this year, the Pride Parade again took place in Vancouver and attracted more than 600.000 people. It is a gay and lesbian parade which originally started in New York in the year of 1969. During the Pride week many other events also took place.
Are you curious and want to know more about this colorful festival? Check out our previous blog post from July. Click here.

Howdy Partner!! The INTERNeX Ranch Stay Experience
Do you love the wide open spaces, having beautiful sunsets each day, no city noise, and do you love the nature and fresh air?
If that is the case you should check out our previous blog about one of our candidates who spend her time on a ranch somewhere in the quite, beautiful nature of Canada.
A lot of representative pictures of the everyday farm life are shown in the previous blog post also. I would love to work on such a farm in the future if I find some time. 🙂
Follow this link for further information.

INTERNeX has a variety of great, different working programs in Canada as well as in New Zealand which provides you with the opportunity of a great international working experience. Furthermore these opportunities will widen your horizons and additionally will be very helpful for your future life and career.

 
The INTERNeX Ranch Stay Program
INTERNeX can provide YOU with a lot of opportunities to participate in our exceptional Ranch Stay Program. To read more about it and get more information click here.

The INTERNeX Hospitality Program
INTERNeX is also able to find you a job in the hospitably industry. You will mainly work in Hotels and Resorts in Whistler and in the Rocky Mountains. Wouldn’t it be awesome to work in one of the world’s greatest winter sports regions and enjoy the great ski runs after work? Go and live your dreams! Check out the program here.

 
The INTERNeX Volunteer Program
Ever wanted to help, rescue and rehabilitate orphaned and injured animals? Through our Volunteer Program you can take part and help provide a second chance to orphaned wildlife in Canada. Interested in immersing yourself into an amazing and historical culture? Then maybe you would like to help out a local first nation’s community!
If that’s the case click here.

 
The INTERNeX Internship Program
Are you interested in gaining some priceless experience in your industry of choice? Our Internship program can provide you with everything that you might want or need. You can gain real practical experience that will provide you with invaluable skills that can later be applied to your future career. INTERNeX will provide you with a path towards specialized, professional tailor made opportunities.
Check out this link for more details.

Go Camping at an AMAZING location!
Do you love the wild life and the nature outside the busy city life? Do you want to escape the loud and noisy city life for a weekend?
Go and check out the large camping report from our previous interns. They provided us with several pictures of their trip to a destination not too far from Vancouver and additionally stated various tips of how to get to their final destination, how to travel with a small budget, what kind of things you should take with you and much more!! When it will get a bit warmer here in Vancouver I am going to pack my backpack and maybe take the same route they choose in the summer.
The extensive report can be found here.

Have Fun with INTERNeX in Canada!
Our INTERNeX team always offers a ranch of different activities to do for our candidates. In this summer our Interns were particularly diligent like some little bees always organizing social events to make our big INTERNeX family happy. If you are interested read further on our previous blog post from September.

These were the INTERNeX 2010 blog post highlights for the months July, August and September. I hope you enjoyed them. Tomorrow we will continue our INTERNeX 2010 Blog review with the final 4th quarter of the year 2010.
In case you have any suggestions or questions do not hesitate to send an e-mail to pr@internexcanada.com.

Your PR intern George (for the people who do not know yet, YES my last name is Hendrix..) 🙂

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

The INTERNeX 2010 Blog Review – 2.Quarter

Today INTERNeX’s blog post highlights of the months April, May and June. The second quarter started really well. One of our previous interns had the honor of accompanying one of the placement managers at INTERNeX to a Blenz Coffee Tradeshow at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Vancouver.  You can read and see here what INTERNeX did at this event. I think it’s great that she was able to tell the franchise owners about what INTERNeX is and how they can benefit from the use of our service.

I don’t like to ski because I’m not good at it (yet) but I love to see other people skiing. In April 2010 there was the Whistler Cup, an international ski event. It’s the largest and most important ski race in North America for athletes aged 11 – 14 years. For many of the young Canadian athletes this was the first opportunity they had to meet and ski with the world’s best. Read about it here

Last year was great but busy! Fortunately Simon, our IT man, found some time in May 2010 to improve our INTERNeX website. You can read here what changes he made. I think he improved a lot!

In May 2010 Vancouver has been ranked the top Canadian city. So for the people who aren´t here yet, you just might want to come here! For more information how you can work, live and learn in Vancouver, click here. I have been in Vancouver for 6 weeks now and believe me, it’s worth it!

Of course we can’t forget Toronto’s CFC worldwide Short Film Festival in this summary. During this festival, several 90-minutes programs were shown throughout the city. Each program showed five to twenty-two films at different locations throughout Toronto.

Last but not least, Toronto’s Bike Month! The whole month June (2010) was dedicated to the bike. There were a lot of crazy activities for example free breakfast when you brought your own bike. Bike month is an annual event designed to promote the use of bikes in the city. Read about it here I love cycling and I bought my own bike a few weeks ago but still I prefer the bus when it’s raining.

This was what INTERNeX found interested just after the winter en just before the summer. Tomorrow we will publish the INTERNeX 2010 Blog Review – 3. Quarter.

Hope you enjoyed it!

Elvera

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149