INTERNeX Explorer: Whistler – Tantalus Lodge

Our trip to Whistler on October 13 and 14 is coming up very soon, are you excited? Well, I am. I can’t wait to just have a weekend to have some fun and get away from the city and the stress.

You definitely don’t want to miss out on coming on this trip or experiencing Whistler as it is truly an unbelievable place.

Today, I will talk about the hotel we are staying at – Tantalus Lodge – and perhaps, persuade those who are on the fence to come over to the dark side.

Tantalus Lodge is located right in the Village, so we will be right in the action of things. The Village is where all the restaurants, shopping, pubs and clubs are located, but its culture and warmth hospitality is what makes this village so unique.

You will be living in spacious suites with full kitchens so you can go buy groceries and cook a meal if you’d like, as well as fireplaces and balconies. And, I am sure we’ve mentioned this, but there is a heated pool and hot tubs that we will certainly be frequenting in our two day stay. Who doesn’t love hot tubs? It’s just a great place to chill and relax after going hiking, bungee jumping, zip lining or simply having a prance around the village during the day.

Of course, there is a 24-hour front desk and a house keeping service for any help you may need from the staff!

If you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for?  Sign up here on our Facebook event and we will be contacting you.

See you in Whistler!

Cheers,

Queenie

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

INTERNeX Canada: Expose of the Week

We are happy to present to you Nick as our feature expose of the week at INTERNeX. Nick is an Australian from Brisbane and is looking forward to the summer, because this cold weather is just not as enjoyable as the hot sun he’s used to back home. He has been here for 1 month of his 3-month internship, but loves it here so much that he is hoping to stay in Vancouver afterwards. He came to Canada to get a change of scenery and experience new places and he admits it helps that it was an English speaking country. He chose Vancouver because has heard great things about how beautiful it is and all of the things to do outdoors.

 

What kind of internship are you doing and do you find it useful?

I am an IT intern as a software engineer and work with programming. Since I just graduated from university, I was looking to get some practical experience and I am definitely getting that here, so this internship is very useful. I have a learned a lot of new things and the work I am doing is really enjoyable.

What kind of tasks are you responsible for on a daily basis?

I am not really assigned daily tasks, but I am given a project to work on. They have me filling in bits and pieces that they normally wouldn’t have time to accomplish. Depending on how long the project takes me I work on that until it is finished and then am assigned a new task.

What do you like most about Canada and Vancouver?

My favorite things about Vancouver are the Canucks, hockey, the mountains and all of the outdoor activities. Of course it also doesn’t hurt that it is an English speaking country and that Canada is closely related to Australia, both being part of the British Commonwealth. It felt nice coming here and seeing the Queen on the coins, and made it feel a little like home.

What trips did you do in your free time, also organized by INTERNeX?

I’m living at the Staffhouse so there is always someone to hang out with after work, which is great. I have also gone to 2 hockey games and can’t wait for the weather to get warmer so I can go hiking and explore more of what Vancouver has to offer. I went on INTERNeX’s trip to Seattle last month as well as the trip to the Rockies.

 

 Do you attend the weekly Pub-Night organized by INTERNeX and do you think this is a good way to meet new people?

I have been to 2 PuB NiGHTs organized by INTERNeX and they were a lot of fun. Since I live at the Staffhouse I have already met a most of the other people at INTERNeX, but for those who don’t live at the Staffhouse with everyone, I think it’s a great way to meet new people and hang out with friends.

 

Why did you choose INTERNeX International Exchange?

I was looking to get away after I had graduated so I ended up learning about INTERNeX through searching Internship programs on Google. After reading up on the programs and what they have to offer, I decided it was a good fit for me.

 

 What’s the best thing about INTERNeX International Exchange?

For me, the best thing about INTERNeX has been their Staffhouse and how they helped organize my accommodation prior to coming to Vancouver. It’s nice how I am living with people in the same situation as me and we have our own little ‘community’, which is really fun to be a part of.

 

 How did you find a place to stay?

INTERNeX helped me find a place to stay. The idea of a Homestay didn’t really appeal to me and I knew I didn’t want to live on my own so INTERNeX suggested the Staffhouse and I chose this option. They helped me organize my housing before I had arrived and it provided an ease of mind knowing I had somewhere to stay from the get-go. It was also very helpful when going through immigration; with my accommodation already organized upon arriving in Canada I didn’t receive any hassle.

 

 Would you recommend INTERNeX International Exchange?

Yes, I would definitely recommend INTERNeX to others. It made it really easy to meet new people and get set up in a new country through the orientation and all the helpful advice from fellow INTERNeX’ers.

 

Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us Nick! We know you’ll enjoy the rest of your time here and if you need a fellow hiking partner I’m sure we could get some of us to tackle the Grouse Grind with you.

Cheers,
Kristina

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

Internship Program, from my point of view

Hi Everyone!

As you might know I am just started with my internship at INTERNeX. For my study ‘Leisure Management’, I need to do an internship for 30 weeks. I was thinking a very long time about where I wanted to go for my internship. There are so many great cities in the world! I finally chose forVancouver, since this city has really a lot to offer! The people here are very friendly, the nature is gorgeous, and there are many attractions and things to do!

I expect that the upcoming seven months will be a life time experience that I will never forget! Within this experience I will get to know many new people with all different nationalities. I think that when I leave this city that I will have build up a big network which can be very useful for the future! Moreover I get the change to improve my English, this is important for me because I would love to work abroad when I finished my study. Furthermore I get the chance to learn more about the Leisure industry and I can improve my skills such as organising, communication skills, and networking skills.

I truly can recommend this start with this adventure. I was looking forward to this adventure already for months! And it feels fantastic to be here and finally start with my internship!

If you are also interested in doing an internship abroad then INTERNeX definitely can help you! INTERNeX can find you a placement in your area of choice. Furthermore they can help you with your accommodation. I would say take your chance and go for a great internship abroad!

Cheers,Lydia

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