New ‘Kids’ on the blog

Now, already one week later, we have other new kids joining our Internex Group!

Let’s start this one with Laura. She’s 19 years old from a town near Hamburg in Germany. She’ll be staying a whole year in Canada! The year consists of two parts, one with 6 months Work & Travelling which she wants to do in Whistler for some skiing or working at a clothing store. The other part is going to be a ranch stay, which she’ll be organizing in her work & travel time. 🙂 Back in Germany she just finished her finals. After Canada she wants to study something, maybe in the direction of art or architecture but she’s not sure yet. She chose Canada because she likes spending time in nature and heard that the people in Canada are very friendly. Also with Canada, a dream came true for her! We’re so glad to be part of that dream! Her first impression was that Vancouver is beautiful. She imagined the city even bigger than it actually is, but nevertheless she likes it here! (How can Vancouver not be the greatest city of all times?! :D) She definitely wants to go to the mountains and see a lot of the country. Back home she likes to ride her horse and sometimes to draw pictures. When it comes to food, she prefers Italian cuisine. Who doesn’t love some pasta, or pizza? 🙂 We’re happy to have Laura in Canada and hope she’ll have a great time here!


Next we have Nimai. He’s 21 years old and is originally from London in the UK. Right now, he’s doing an internship in Vancouver for about 2 months and wants to work in Whistler for about 6 months after. During his time here he’d also like to travel around Canada. At home, he just finished his studies in Geography & Business at the University of Nottingham (Robin Hood helped him I believe :)). After his time here in Canada, he wants to do something with real estate. As we asked, why he picked Canada, he was answering: “Why not?” – That’s the spirit! 🙂 Also he chose Canada because of its Nature, Scenery and the transition of being in the city and the mountains. His first impressions were that the people here are very friendly and caring and that he didn’t need much time to get used to the way of life here, which I can definitely support. The number one thing he wants to see while he’s here are the Rockies. Back home he likes to do any kind of sport and listen to music, as well as playing the piano and the drums. In Vancouver, he really wants to try out typical pancakes with maple syrup. I think he’ll easily find a spot e.g. at a diner to try those! =) Anyways we are very happy that he’s in Vancouver and that he can create a unique experience here.


Let’s move on with Seb. Seb is 24 years old and is also originally from the UK. Let’s try to pronounce his city correctly: Worcestershire. So how’d you do? =) Just kidding. Seb is also doing an internship here and wants to have a paid-job after. He’s staying until December and then from February until July. He just finished his studies in Politics & Spanish at the University of Warwick. After his time here, he wants to do something in Consulting. He chose Canada because he never was in North America and also the Visa here is pretty nice. Of course, he wants to explore, travel and meet new people. His first impression was that all the people here are very friendly and he also got a good and safe vibe from the city. One thing he really wants to do is to go to Vancouver Island and to see the nature of British Columbia. I think he must join us on our trip this weekend :D. In his free time he likes playing hockey and lots of other sports. He’s also going to the gym and he likes listening to music. In Canada, he really wants to try some pancakes with maple syrup and poutine! We’re very happy we got Seb in our rows. 


Next we have Anna. She is 18 years old and originally from Hamburg in Germany. She just graduated high school and while she’s here in Vancouver she will take a two week language course before her work starts in Stanley Park. She’s been to Vancouver Island before and has always wanted to know what life is like on the mainland. She also tells me that her first impression of Vancouver is great with the beautiful nature surrounding this big city and the friendly people that are living here. Her hobbies are horseback riding and she’d like to go to Whistler to ski. We are glad she is here with us!


Next up we got Sydney. She’s 20 years old and lives in Germany, more specifically in Mainz. She wants to do some work & travel here in Canada. At home she just finished the theoretical part of her finals and wants to work maybe with kids or at a medicine company to complete the practical part of her finals. She picked Canada because she loves being in the snow. She’s a great winter fan, with the romantic and cozy vibe, hot chocolate and the freezing cold outside. Her first impression was very good, because she could see some wildlife, forests and some parts of the city outside her airplane window. Sydney doesn’t really have anything on her bucket list, because she wants to stay spontaneous and goes with the flow. I think that’s also a nice way to experience Canada =). Back home she loves listening to the music of Billie Eilish, to dance and do some sports like fitness or handball. In her free time, she enjoys making some music like EDM or Techno. When it comes to food, she likes vegetarian and vegan food. I think she will surely find some nice food places here in Vancouver. We are happy to have her here, and that she can experience Canada with us together! 🙂


Let me introduce you to Steffi. Steffi is a 20 year old living between Hamburg and Bremen. She’s going to do some work & travel in Canada and currently lives at a homestay. Back home, she just finished her finals and wants to study German & French or English at the University in Göttingen to become a teacher one day. Steffi wanted to go to a summer camp before deciding to come to Canada because she wanted to celebrate finishing her finals back in Germany next year, but we’re glad she made the decision to come to Vancouver instead! Her first impression of the city was that it wasn’t quite big in the beginning. When she took the Expo Line of the Skytrain for the first time she really felt included into the Canadian community. Nevertheless, she has some things on her bucket list which she really wants to see, for example she wants to see some Grizzly Bears and meet as many people as possible. Also she wants to go to 7 Eleven, and try some pancakes with maple syrup somewhere. I hope she can fulfill all the points on her bucket list! In her free time she enjoys going on hikes, on vacation, watching a series, and she likes to read all kinds of books. She really enjoys vegetarian food and more specific pasta. I believe there are some spots that can fulfill her taste =). Anyways, we are glad to have Steffi here in Vancouver and that she can join us on our events. 


Here we have Lena. She’s 19 years old from Munster in Germany. She recently finished high school and is here in Vancouver for three months to gain practical experience within the International Film Festival. She tells me that she’d always wanted to go to Canada to see some sights, the nature, the mountains but also the city. The things on her bucket list while she’s here are to see the nature of Canada, go hiking, see grizzly bears and to eat traditional Canadian pancakes with maple syrup. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, playing the piano, hanging out and meeting friends. After Canada she is thinking of studying to become an architect. So cool in my opinion! She loves eating pizza and pasta and also to try some new food :). We are excited to have Lena on our events and to share some time with her here in Canada =)

We are happy to introduce these new Kids to you and hopefully you’ll get the chance to meet them at todays PubNight!

Cheers,

Tino & Ida =)

New ‘Kids’ on the Blog

Yes, it’s time for more new kids on the blog again! This year they just keep coming and we’re loving it!

Let me introduce you to our Work and Traveler Anne. She’s 26 and from Brussels in Belgium. In her home country she already gained a lot of work experience as a social communications manager, now she’d like to start her own project and try something new. So far, she didn’t get quite a good impression of Vancouver, since she’s only been staying downtown, but I told her the hidden gems are outside the city close to the forests, mountains, lakes and the ocean, especially for her favourite free time activities which include playing soccer, climbing and biking. I’d say Vancouver is the perfect area to do such things. Maybe she’ll go to Whistler dog sitting, or do a 3-4 week road trip through Canada. There’s many options she’d like to explore before she settles for job in Montreal, where she’s been before. She liked it so much that she decided to come back! Montreal is more European, plus she already has friends over there, which is why she prefers the East Coast, at least so far ;). And if you’re thinking, oh no but they speak mostly french over there, so does Anne! I’m excited to see how long she decides to stay here and what her future adventures will bring. 🙂

Meret is 18 years old and close from Bielefeld in Germany. She loves animals which explains why she’ll be working at a cat sanctuary and a wildlife rescue in her two months time here. She just finished High School in Germany and after her stay on the West Coast, she’ll be traveling through the United States to visit some family, before returning to Germany and thinking about what to study. Her interests are very divers, on the one hand she’s super creative and thinking about studying Design, on the other hand she’s curious about medicine. I asked her if she could imagine being a vet since she wants to rescue lots of animals, but she actually isn’t quite sure about that. 😉 One of the reasons why she picked Canada is the nature with its mountains, lakes and wildlife. Her impression of Vancouver is big with many different parts that seem like different worlds, which she finds very impressive, plus she likes that the city is close to the ocean. In her free time she likes to paint, read, or dance many different styles like contemporary, modern, ballet, or jazz. Maybe she can teach us some dance moves. 🙂

Tamara, 20 years old from the near of Stuttgart in Germany will also be with us for two months. She’ll be doing a practicum related to her co-op studies in marketing and customer service at the same company Jessica is at. 🙂 Tamara studies Business Administration and Technical Management. The reasons she picked Canada are the scenery and a chat with Tim about her possibilities here, and honestly who could say no to that? 😉 The city so far seems big, but there’s a lot of nice people, she says. She doesn’t have a bucket list, but rather jumps in the cold water and takes whatever is given to her on the way, like exploring the mountains and wildlife. I like that attitude! In her free time she plays several instruments like the clarinet and saxophone. BUT, she’s not only playing music, she can also dance to it! Pre-Covid she was part of a dance group, but unfortunately they had to stop meeting with all the restrictions, which brought her back to an old hobby: horseback riding! I guess it all has some advantages and disadvantages to it. Anyways, we’re happy she’s here with us and has some time to jump into cold waters, climb some mountains and enjoy the Vancouver city life!

Next we have Fanny. She’s 18 years old and from Brussels in Belgium. Fanny is going to have English lessons for about 2 months and right after she wants to work at a Café in Vancouver. She just finished high school in Brussels and is now gaining some experience in Canada. After the time in Vancouver she wants to study Biology somewhere in Belgium. She chose Canada because she wanted to learn the english language and thought that Great Britain was too close and the US a bit too expensive! 🙂 So we are happy to have Fanny here! Her first impression of Vancouver is that the skyscrapers are super tall and the people are very friendly. Fanny doesn’t really have things on her bucket list, that’s why she’s very spontaneous and open for adventures here in Canada. In her free time she’s playing field hockey and for 2 years she’s also going to the scouts. Her favourite food is Pizza & Burgers, so Vancouver is a great place since you get those on every corner.

Ferdinand, 20 years old, from Bamberg in Germany is next on the list :). For the next 5 months he’ll be doing an internship in research about the clothing industry and the recycling of specific clothes. Back home in Germany he was already working at a warehouse and did some research for trucks and silos. This work is very important because it prevents accidents who can happen if you don’t do the research properly. After his time in Canada, he wants to study in the Netherlands in the same field. He chose Canada because it was his biggest dream to come here! We’re glad we’re a part of making that dream come true! 🙂 Unfortunately, his first impression from Vancouver was interrupted by the smoke of the wildfires on Saturday. Nevertheless, he thinks that the people here are very friendly and open-minded. If it’s possible at any time, Ferdinand would like to visit Toronto for 2-3 days, or go to Seattle because he’s a big Grey’s Anatomy fan. Any more fans amongst us? He likes to play soccer, basketball and tennis in his free time. I’m sure he can find many places to resume his sports here, maybe someone is down for a match? 🙂 His favourite food are some good old burgers. I recommended him “Fatburger”. What’s your favourite burger spot?

Last, but definitely not least is Lina. She’s 19 years old and lives in a city near Marburg in Germany. She’ll do a project for about 1 month with a rabbit rescue organization. After that, she wants to travel around Canada for about two weeks to see maybe Vancouver Island and Toronto. As if travelling in Canada is not enough, she then travels to Costa Rica to do a project with kids at a kindergarten :). She chose Canada because her uncle was here in January and was talking about his great journey quite often. She then thought about going to Vancouver it connects vast nature with big city. Her first impression was also that most of the people here are very friendly and caring. Since Vancouver is surrounded by many mountains, her biggest wish is to go skiing somewhere. Maybe the snow falls early this year? Back in Germany she just finished her high school and after travelling, she wants to study architecture in Kassel. She likes meeting her friends and going to festivals and parties. In her hometown she’s a lifeguard in the summertime. Her favourite food is Italian food and of course she wants to try some good pancakes with maple syrup at a traditional Canadian Diner. We’re happy to have Lina in our rows!

We’re very excited for you to meet our new kids at tonight’s pub night, 7.30pm at the Ballyhoo! See you there!

Cheers,

Tino, Ida & Laura 🙂

The New Kid on the Blog

Hey Friends!

I want to introduce myself to you: My name is Tino and I’m 20 years old. I live in a small village near Stuttgart in Germany. For the next two months I am a new member of the PR Department of the INTERNeX team for an internship for the next two months.

Right now I’m studying Business Administration with the focus on banking and finance. As part of my practical phases, I’m doing an internship here in Vancouver.

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In my freetime I love making music like playing the trumpet at an orchestra, the guitar at a fireplace with some friends or making music with the DJ-Pad. I also love photographing and spending time in the nature! My biggest wish is to travel the world and I’m glad that I can make some experience of that here in Canada.

I decided to do an internship in Canada because the country and it’s culture impressed me.

“To travel is to take a journey into yourself” – Danny Kaye

My first impression of Vancouver was the combination of many things in many ways: On the one hand a big city with unlimited opportunities and on the other hand the beauty of nature around the town. On top of that the people in this city are so caring and friendly. This combo is breathtaking, trust me!


My biggest wish in Canada is to travel to Yukon to do some dogsledding and to (hopefully) see the northern lights!

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I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to be part of INTERNeX and to get involved with new people. I’m so excited where the journey guides me. See you in Vancouver!

Cheers,

Tino

The Rockies – weekend review (Part 1 of 2)

Hi everyone!

Wow, what a breathtaking weekend! Such a beautiful trip together with Moose Travel organized by INTERNeX; a road trip filled with so many sights and loads of activities along the way.

I am happy that I got the chance to experience this with you guys and I hope there will be many more, the Rockies is a blast and you can’t miss it!!

Day 1

We left Vancouver behind for a whole weekend on a road trip and our first overnight stop; Jasper, Alberta.

Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park

On the way we make our first stop in beautiful Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, which is not that far from Vancouver. A magical forest that gave us a beautiful start to our journey,  with huge trees and a waterfall that reminded us how beautiful Mother Earth is. 

Our bus ride continiues with great Indie music as the weather gets warmer, we stop at Clearwater for lunch and a fantastic swim in the lake. A lake located among forests and mountains, wow, definitely worth a swim! I regret that I didn’t bring my swimsuit with me from Sweden. I didn’t expect this summer heat at all here in Beautiful British Columbia, because in north Sweden we already have Fall, haha! 😉  

As the tour continues we are getting closer the Rockies and Mount Robson Provincial Park, which was one of the first mountains we saw on closer sights. Mount Robson is about 3954m high and we were thinking; “hey, why not take a group picture?”. So up on the bus we go! A fun little experience with the participants and our guide in front of the mountain, and the result you can see here:

As our first day comes to an end we finally arrived in Jasper, Alberta. A little surprise was waiting for us 10 minutes from HI Jasper where we were going to spend our first night; a star gazing event – a planetarium. The event reminded me so much from back home in the arctic in Scandinavia. It was such a beautiful event with storytelling about history from our ancestors, northern lights, stars and the universe and a lot more, thank you!

I can add that I learned to listen to nature as a youth, and being in nature is still one of my favourite places to find strength and peace so I had a little tears of joy moment during this event, it was so beautiful 😉 A perfect end of day 1, I must say!

Day 2 

08.00 am; an early morning we had some time to do grocery shopping in Jasper before we continued our tour toward Banff, Alberta. This morning was a bit colder than the day before which was super nice, especially for us sitting in a bus for quite a bit of the day, haha! But nah, we were enjoying our short stops along the way which included a lot of hikes, swim spots and more.

The first stop on our second day we reached a beautiful Canyon were we took a group photo. Unfortunalty we didn’t gather the whole group but still it was an amazing view early in the morning with morning fog all over the river and mountains, such a breathtaking moment! 

After a short bus ride it was time for a brake along Sunwapta River with a view of a glacier in the background, wow!

Another spot that also was a perfect start of the day; Tangle creek. A beautiful waterfall with a little bit of rock climbing which was great experience that brought new energy.

As we were getting closer to our destination we stop at Highway 93 for a glacier experience. It was a bit of a “wake up call” to see how much the global warming affects our home. As I can tell; it is not much left of the glacier!!!

Then it was time for our lunch stop not too far away. Our lunch spot hits us with a combo of a picnic style as the sun gets warmer, with a stunning sight with a view and I can tell that I am really happy to be a part of the INTERNeX team; It gives me a great opportunity to be with our participants which brings a great chance to know all of you better. I also get loads of time to capture beautiful content alongside our journey that we can go back to remember by viewing photographs and videos from our trip.

As our bus tour continues, we reached another beautiful canyon along the way – along Mistaya river, also called a meditation spot I would say.

One of the last but not least; Peyto Lake, also a breathtaking moment. Some of you might recognize this lake from pictures or you might already have been here before but this lake is decently a big recommendation to visit!! Thank you for taking us here! We even saw a chipmunk running around the rocks, haha!

Before reaching Banff we definitely had to make another stop; this time at Bow Lake – a great swim spot in a glacial lake. Have you ever tried ice swimming before? This was such a refreshing moment and it was definitely worth it after a long bus ride.

At last, we reached our final destination were we stayed for two nights; Banff!!! Wow, totally something different from what we’ve seen before on our journey. In Banff, the same evening, we had dinner all together before catching the night bus into town for a Pub Night! We had so much fun dancing together, definitely a great night out and a great end of the day!

(part 2 is coming up next!) // Ida

New ‘Kids’ on the Blog

Let me present to you this week’s new ‘kids’ on the blog:

Elina is a Work and Traveler from near Frankfurt in Germany. She’s planning on staying till mid December and then going home to have a bunch of smaller trips with her friends, and eventually study. She’s interested in Business Psychology, but not a hundred percent sure yet if that’s what she’d like to do. It’s her first time here and the mix of nature and big cities, combined with friendly and welcoming people made her choose to go to Canada. She just arrived, but her fist impression is that Vancouver is a relaxed city. I can see that. 🙂 In her short time she has a lot of places on her bucket list that she’d like to see, like the Rockies, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Montreal, and more! Hopefully she’ll be able to travel more than she has to work. 😉 Other than traveling Elina enjoys spending time with her friends or going to the gym.

Isabel will also do Work and Travel here in Canada. She’s from a village near Freiburg in Germany and plans on staying a full year. After that, she might study Fitness and Dietary in Berlin which seems to be very fitting, considering that she works out five times a week, preferably at a gym. Other than that she loves to listen to music, hang out at a park with friends, or also just by herself. Another hobby she discovered is skating, maybe she can practice a little more while she’s here. 🙂 This is actually not her first time in Canada, Isabel came here once in 2016 and enjoyed it a lot, so that she decided to come back. Her parents used to live in Seattle, so she feels kind of connected to this part of the world. While she’s here she’d like to work in the Hospitality industry and visit places like the Rockies, Niagara Falls and Toronto. Looks like those two could go on adventures together! 🙂

Lina is from near Vienna in Austria and will do her volunteer practicum in management, marketing and customer service. She just finished High School and will be doing half a year of college in Santa Barbara, California after her time here. So exciting! 🙂 She’s actually been to Canada before a few years ago for a High School Exchange year in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Her return shows how much she loved it! Especially the people are reason for her to come back to Canada: “They are friendlier than Austrians”, she says. 😉 In her free time she likes to play handball, or to go snowboarding. While she’s here Lina would like to go to Seattle to visit her brother who’s studying in the sleepless city. Pretty cool to have your family close by. 🙂

Marie from near Dortmund in Germany will have her internship together with Lina at the same organization, but she hopes to get a little more in the area of curation. In Germany she studies History and English. Lately she had to study a lot and now she’s taking a well deserved break, even though her studies require her to spend some time in an English speaking country, she’s doing it more for herself. She always wanted to go to Canada and her she is. 🙂 From above the clouds Vancouver reminded her of the Nordic countries in Europe with all its surrounding nature. She loves it, and to be honest, how couldn’t you? While she’s here Marie would love to see an Ice Hockey Game. Good thing the season starts again soon! When she has a little free time from studying she likes to play Volleyball. I know a lot of you love to go to Kits Beach to play, maybe next time she can be on your team? 😉

I hope to see you all at tonights Pub Night. 7pm at the Beaver Taphouse! It’s 18+, make sure to bring two pieces of ID!

Cheers,

Laura 🙂